Improving Access to Coverage for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Face of Health Inequities: Strategies Reported By Family Leadership Organizations

Authors: Wilson, K.

Date: 2015

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financing, Health Equity, Health Inequities

The Catalyst Center interviewed staff from family leadership organizations in five states to learn about the barriers underserved families face and the strategies these organizations use to address health insurance inequities among CSHCN in their communities. This policy brief describes the strategies that help promote access to coverage and financing of care among CSHCN including racial and ethnic minority children, older children, those living in immigrant families or in families in which English is not the primary language, and those with the most significant functional limitations.