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Improving Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare: A Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit


This toolkit, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), can help guide efforts to improve care for children in the child welfare system. The toolkit presents the work of 9 managed care organizations that participated in a 3-year CHCS quality improvement collaborative. It provides details about the pilot efforts of each plan, including identification, stratification and outreach strategies developed, as well as obstacles faced and preliminary outcomes achieved.

This resource is designed to help states, health plans, child welfare agencies, providers, and other child-serving stakeholders develop the approach to care and cross-system collaboration required to improve outcomes for this high-need population of children.


Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Funding Sources

Annie E. Casey Foundation

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  • Release Date: 02/2012
  • Original Summary: 04/2012
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Last updated: December 19, 2012.