Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: A Blueprint for Leveraging Medicaid and CHIP to Finance Change

June 2019

Nearly half of children under age three in the United States get their health insurance through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP). With such broad reach, these programs can play a powerful role in steering the course of care delivery by helping to finance effective practices. This report describes a set of strategies and tools that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, managed care plans, pediatric care providers, and others can use to optimize the social and emotional development of young children through pediatric practice.  

(57 pp)