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Early Childhood and Medicaid 101: The Tip of the Iceberg

Medicaid covers many of the children who could most benefit from better supports in early childhood, making it a vital resource for developmental health. Innovative changes in Medicaid payment mechanisms can help more children get the care they need. What are these opportunities? How can we—as parents, advocates, organizers and care professionals—put them into action?

In this webinar, you'll:

  • Learn how Medicaid can be used to improve early childhood health and address disparities
  • Discover ideas on how families and community advocates, specifically, can leverage Medicaid
  • Engage in a Q&A workshop with some of the top policy experts in the field

1.5 hours


Donna Cohen Ross, Vice President, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Debbie I. Chang, Senior Vice President, Policy and Prevention, Nemours

Debbie Cheatham, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, ZERO TO THREE

Christy Blakely, Family Engagement Expert, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network

Title V Alignment

  • Become familiar with AMCHP and SPHARC as resources for your work
  • Get a snapshot of how Title V program activities fit into the goals of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 
  • Learn how two of your Title V colleagues are implementing their NPM 6 activities

1 hour

Engaging Families from Diverse Backgrounds with Developmental Screening and Child Well-Being

Developmental screenings can change children’s lives. Screenings help ensure early diagnosis so that children with disabilities can receive the right care at the right time. Find out how to engage families from diverse backgrounds and improve screenings in your state. Listeners will walk away from the webinar with the strategies, tools and resources they need to increase family engagement and improve their developmental screening process.


1.5 hours