Child Welfare

Pediatric Services as an Essential Health Benefit.  

AAHD has joined a coalition asking the Secretary of HHS to provide more meaningful details to the pediatric essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act. The October 16 letter is here: PDF.

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U.S. policy: keeping children with special needs safe in America.

This paper reviews the major efforts being made to reform the child welfare system for children with special needs who are in protective placements. Barriers to finding permanent and loving homes result in putting these children at high risk of institutionalization, poor physical and emotional health, and abuse and neglect. Education for prospective parents, foster […]

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