Blood Lead Screenings Available for Families

Did you know that higher blood lead levels are more prevalent among children from racial and ethnic minority groups and children from low-income households? Help inform families that Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Get more information here to share in your community: CDC - Blood Lead Levels in Children.

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Prioritizing Childhood Mental Health: Encouraging Use of Mental and Behavioral Health Benefits Covered Under Medicaid and CHIP

May 4, 2022

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program provide mental and behavioral health services to more than 40.1 million children up to age 19 nationwide. Speakers from CMS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of School and Adolescent Health, the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discussed the impact of the Public Health Emergency on mental health among youth, strategies for improving access to and use of mental and behavioral health services, resources for suicide prevention, and practices to support mental health within schools. This webinar, held during Mental Health Awareness Month, also featured

Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign resources available on InsureKidsNow.gov.