Funder: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Author: Kamala Allen, Center for Health Care Strategies

April 2008 | Brief

Children in the child welfare system have an extremely high prevalence of physical and behavioral health problems. This issue brief examines the complex physical and behavioral health care needs and associated costs for children in child welfare and outlines critical opportunities and challenges within Medicaid to better manage care for this high-risk, high-cost population.