Blood Lead Screenings

October 24 – 30, 2021 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 3.3 million American families have children under 6 years of age at risk of exposure to lead. Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Families and Campaign partners can get more information here: CDC - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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Strategies to Help Kids Safely Return to School – Vaccinated and Ready to Learn

Many children have fallen behind on routine well-child visits and receiving recommended vaccines due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cover vaccinations, child screenings, and other essential routine healthcare services for kids and teens up to age 19 to stay protected when they go back to in-person learning.

Promoting Mental and Behavioral Health Resources to Help Children and Teens Enroll in Coverage and Access Care

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cover essential mental and behavioral health services for kids and teens up to age 19. In this webinar, Melinda Baldwin, Chief of the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Kim Proctor, Technical Director, Data and Systems Group within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, discussed the current landscape of mental health service usage among children and teens.

Continuing Medicaid & CHIP Outreach During COVID-19 to Keep Kids Covered and Getting the Health Care Services They Need

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide comprehensive health benefits to almost 36.6 million children up to age 19 nationwide. However, according to preliminary data on the impact of COVID-19, released September 23, 2020 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the use of these benefits has decreased tremendously during the public health emergency.