After health care legislation is enacted, attention to implementation is needed to ensure that new programs help all intended beneficiaries. This is especially true for adolescents, whose have unique health care needs.
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP or CHIP), launched in 1998, aims the benefit the entire pediatric population. NAHIC, in partnership with AMCHP, wrote a report to guide states in ensuring that CHIP would realize its potential to improve health care for adolescents. Based on interviews with leaders in 12 states, the report provides case studies of innovative strategies, and makes recommendations for reaching and serving adolescents through the program. The recommendations and strategies remain relevant for efforts to improve health care for adolescents.
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