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Strategies to Improve Dental Benefits for the Medicaid Expansion Population

February 2014 — This brief summarizes state decisions regarding the inclusion of dental benefits for the Medicaid expansion population.

Policy & Issue Briefs
Health Literacy Fact Sheets

October 2013 — This series of fact sheets was created to assist those who are designing materials for individuals with low health literacy. The fact sheets …

Fact Sheets
Health Literacy Implications of the Affordable Care Act

November 2010 — CHCS President Stephen A. Somers and Program Associate Roopa Mahadevan presented the paper Health Literacy Implications of the Affordable Care Act at an Ins…

Strategies for Finding and Engaging Medicaid Beneficiaries for Complex Care Management

October 2010 — This October 5, 2010 webinar outlined the strategic approach that Washington State is using to significantly enhance consumer engagement and improve the im…

Webinar Resources
Designing Accountable Medicaid Programs for Adults with Disabilities: A CHCS Webinar

February 2008 — During this CHCS webinar, participants heard from researchers, disability experts and health plans about ways to better understand and address consumer needs.

Webinar Resources
Encouraging Healthy Behaviors in Medicaid: Early Lessons from Florida and Idaho

July 2007 — This issue brief briefly describes Florida and Idaho’s incentive account programs and summarizes early lessons from these two states in encouraging consumers t…

Policy & Issue Briefs
State Approaches to Consumer Direction in Medicaid

July 2007 — This brief, developed through a national survey of Medicaid agencies, summarizes how states are incorporating consumer directed approaches to help Medicaid recipient…

Policy & Issue Briefs
The Consumer Voice in Medicaid Managed Care: State Strategies

March 2007 — This brief outlines successful state strategies for engaging consumers and advocates in the planning, implementation, and oversight of managed care programs for peop…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative: Final Evaluation Report

January 2007 — This final evaluation report offers a thematic discussion of findings and lessons learned from the Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative, with individual gr…

Reducing Barriers to Health Care: Practical Strategies for Local Organizations - Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative Toolkit

January 2007 — This toolkit describes the efforts of 18 local organizations in 15 states, under the Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative, to identify barriers an…

Interpreting Success: One Consumer at a Time

October 2005 — Through a Covering Kids and Families Access Initiative Grant, the Buncombe County, North Carolina Department of Social Services identified and addressed …

Case Studies

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