Strengthening the Social and Emotional Health of California’s Young Children: Medi-Cal Strategies and Options for Creating an Advanced Child Health Delivery System

February 2021

This report identifies three major sets of strategies that could be adopted relatively quickly to 1) establish greater accountability for child health among California’s Medi-Cal managed care plans; 2) realize the full potential of Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit for California’s children; and 3) elevate a focus on children among the managed care plans and the State Medicaid agency. 

Read the Executive Summary here.

(57 pp)