Health Care Coverage and Financing for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Tutorial to Address Inequities

Authors: Wilson, K., Dworetzky, B., Comeau, M.

Date: 2016

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Health Equity, Health Inequities

Certain vulnerable subgroups of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) face underlying structural disadvantage in terms of health care coverage. Differences exist within the population of CSHCN based on race, ethnicity, income, immigration status, language, and level of functional difficulty. This tutorial clarifies the language used to describe these differences and provides tools and examples of policies, programs, and partnerships that users can adopt in their states to improve access to coverage and financing of care for the most vulnerable children. An accompanying interactive worksheet helps users distill the information presented to identify health care coverage and financing inequities that may exist for CSHCN in their state or organization. The completed worksheet provides information that may serve as a starting point for discussions in how to address inequities for CSHCN.
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