5063.0 Policy and Financing of Women's and Children's Health

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session will include presentations about various topics related to the impact of policy and finance decisions on access to medical and dental care for women, children and infants. Two presentations will address the coverage issues for children including alternative coverage options. Two papers will present studies that demonstrate that access to insurance is not sufficient to access quality care. The final presentation will discuss how international standards can be used to assess statewide child health programs.
Session Objectives: Describe the impact of insurance on access to dental and medical care for children. Describe several strategies for improving access to care for children with coverage. Describe two potential applications of the Children’s Health Checklist. Describe two ways insurance status may affect utilization of prenatal care and patient-provider interaction.

8:45 AM
Coverage is Not Enough: Lessons from the Covering Kids and Families Access Initiative
Ian T. Hill, MPA, MSW, Louise C. Palmer, MA and Brigette M. Courtot, MPH
9:00 AM
Practical application of the Children's Health Checklist
Gwen M. Willems, BA, MA, PhD and Nancy A. Blume, RN, PHN, MPH
9:15 AM
Impact of Enrolling in Health Insurance on Low-Income Children with Medical Needs
Patricia Barreto, MD MPH, Moira Inkelas, PhD, Embry M. Howell, MSPH, PhD, Louise C. Palmer, MA and Ian T. Hill, MPA, MSW
9:30 AM
Access to dental care pre and post enrollment in a State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Beverly A. Mulvihill, PhD, Marissa Black, Francis X. Mulvihill, PhD, Anita Jackson, BA, Cathy Caldwell, MPH and Viki Brant, MPA

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing