The 2021 State of Children’s Health Care in Pennsylvania highlights practical policy solutions to ensure all children and moms living in Pennsylvania are eligible to have free or low-cost health care opportunities. We also advocate for those with existing coverage to stay connected without unnecessary gaps in coverage through auto-renewal strategies, updating current mailing addresses, and more extended time frames for continuous coverage.
By Subject: Child Welfare | Early Childhood Education | Home Visiting | K-12 Education | Maternal and Child Health | Prenatal-to-Age-Three
The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted the lives of kids and families in Pennsylvania, across the country, and the world. In addition to COVID-19, we must not forget to protect our children from other infections that are easily preventable with timely vaccinations. Heading into 2021, pediatric visits remained lower than a typical year and many children […]
This tool was created to be used by policymakers or advocates in other states to estimate the cost of extending postpartum Medicaid coverage in their state.
This brief highlights maternal and child health policy and practice, specifically, aiming to explore why there are disparities in maternal and child health; what disparities exist, and for whom; and how policymakers and practitioners can promote racial and ethnic equity to improve maternal and child health.
Across Pennsylvania, from our rural communities to our urban centers, kids rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their comprehensive health insurance, including more than 1.2 million children enrolled in Medicaid and more than 151,000 children enrolled in CHIP. The three fact sheets in this series show enrollment by Congressional District, State House District and State Senate District.