Georgetown Center for Children and Families

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center whose mission is to expand and improve health coverage for America's children and families. The Center’s work includes conducting policy analysis and research, developing strategies, recommending solutions, and providing a forum for advocates and stakeholders to share information and develop policy solutions. See below for more information about recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • KidsWell Partners Publish Report on Uninsured Hispanic Children

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    CCF, NCLR: The Georgetown Center on Children and Families and the National Council of La Raza released a report showing the percentage of uninsured Hispanic children has steadily declined over the past five years. According to the report, 590,000 more Hispanic kids had coverage in 2013 than 2009, but more than 2 million remain uninsured. The report recommends: making the outreach and enrollment process available in high-quality Spanish; clarifying that families can apply for health coverage for their children regardless of their immigration status and without fear of retribution; and providing community-based enrollment assistance.

  • CCF to Host State Partner Call

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center on Children and Families will host a state partner call on October 21st. The call will include a discussion of the findings from the federally mandated evaluation of CHIP. 

  • CCF to Host Webinar on Coverage Rates for Children and Families

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) will host a webinar on September 9th on how parents and children have been impacted by health reform. The webinar will focus on the reports from CCF and the Urban Institute on coverage rates, which are scheduled to be released on the same day. Registration is available now.

  • By the Numbers! TCP Blogs about California’s Eligibility and Enrollment Data Reporting

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    CA: Kristen Golden Testa, director for The Children’s Partnership, wrote a guest blog for the Georgetown Center for Children and Families’ Say Ahhh! blog about California’s data reporting on Medi-Cal and marketplace eligibility and enrollment.  KidsWell CA advocates are also providing input to state agencies on additional data elements for future reporting.  
  • CCF To Host May State Partner Call on Network Adequacy

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    CCF & NHeLP: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families will host a State Partner call on May 20, 2014 to discuss network adequacy rules across Medicaid, CHIP and marketplaces.  The National Health Law Program will serve as a subject matter expert during the webinar.   
  • CCF Published Policy Brief on Medicaid and CHIP Renewals

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) published a policy brief about Medicaid and CHIP renewals for MAGI populations.  The brief highlights: federal renewal requirements; required coordination between Insurance Affordability Programs; potential state challenges during the first year of implementation and implementation options.  The issue brief also highlights the requirement that children with Medicaid who are found ineligible at renewal may receive CHIP coverage for one year.  On April 22, 2014, CCF hosted a state partner call on renewals and highlighted Washington State’s experience. 

  • MomsRising, First Focus and CCF Tweet About Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment

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    MomsRising, First Focus, CCF:  MomsRising, First Focus, and the Georgetown Center for Children & Families, along with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics and California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition, co-hosted a #WellnessWed tweet chat to promote continued Medicaid and CHIP enrollment.
  • CCF To Host Webinar on Health Care for Immigrant Families

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) will host a webinar on immigrant eligibility for and enrollment in health coverage on February 20, 2014.  The webinar will examine ACA provisions that affect immigrants’ eligibility and barriers they may face, particularly among mixed-status families.  Registration is available now. 

  • CCF Responds to Exchange Open Enrollment Kick-Off!!

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) released a statement on its Say Ahhh! Blog celebrating that thousands of people signed up for health care coverage through the Marketplaces on October 1st.  CCF highlighted that Kentucky had more than 24,000 people apply for coverage through its State-based Exchange - Healthcare Connection - and had 1,000 applications processed within the first hour.
  • National KidsWell Partners and U.S. News & World Report Hosted Live Twitter Chat!

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    First Focus & CCF: First Focus, the Urban Institute, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, and U.S. News & World Report hosted a live Twitter chat to discuss the benefits children and their families will receive under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Topics discussed included how the ACA will: benefit children; impact children with disabilities; impact the cost of care; and help families shop and select a health plan to fit their needs.
  • KidsWell Florida and CCF Will Hold Webinar on Consumer Assistance and the Exchange

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    FL & CCF: On July 19, KidsWell Florida and Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) will hold an educational webinar on helping Floridians enroll in coverage through the Exchange. The webinar provided information on who is eligible to receive coverage from the Exchange, who can help individuals enroll in coverage, and the roles of navigators and certified application counselors. Presenters included, Tricia Brooks, Senior Fellow of CCF, Laura Goodhue, Executive Director of Florida CHAIN, and Greg Mellowe, Policy Director of Florida Chain.
  • NLC Announced Awardees for Leadership Academies on Expanding Coverage for Children and Families

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    NLC: On June 10th the National Leagues of Cities announced 22 cities were selected to participate in the regional leadership academies geared toward the development of outreach campaigns to connect children and families to coverage. Among the selected participants are nine cities from five of the KidsWell states – California, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, and Texas. The leadership academies will be held on July 25-26 in Denver, Colorado and September 17-18 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families also published a post about the announcement on its Say Ahhh! Blog.
  • CCF Hosted Webinar to Review Proposed Federal Rules on Essential Health Benefits and Market Reforms

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center For Children and Families (CCF) held a state-partner webinar on December 18th to review aspects of the proposed federal rules on Essential Health Benefits and health insurance market reforms for children and families. The webinar also included CCF’s suggestions for drafting comments to HHS, which were due on December 26, 2012, and a review of the state-focused children’s coverage communication strategy. CCF also published a post on their Say Ahhh! Blog on their draft comments to the federal proposed rules on Essential Health Benefits and Market Reform.
  • CCF Published an Article about a Family Benefiting from the Medicaid Program and an Issue Brief on What the ACA Means for Immigrant’s Children and Families

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) helped publish an article about a Pennsylvania family with a 2-year-old child who has serious health issues and is currently benefiting from the state’s Medicaid program. CCF also issued a brief highlighting the benefits, considerations and challenges of the ACA for immigrant’s children and families.
  • CCF Held National Conference for Education on ACA

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) successfully held its national conference, Charting the Way: Progress and Priorities for Child and Family Coverage, for KidsWell and Finish Line Grantees.  The conference included panels of State and Federal representatives and offered a variety of roundtables and breakout sessions on topics related to the ACA.

  • CCF Blog Post Highlighted Medicaid Expansion Benefits

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    CCF: CCF published blog posts highlighting the benefits of the Medicaid expansion for states and the uninsured, messaging and strategies encouraging enrollment in Medicaid and the Exchange, and further clarification on the Supreme Court's ruling of the ACA.

  • CCF Hosted National Conference in Arlington

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    The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) will hold its annual conference for KidsWell and Finish Line grantees, Charting the Way: Progress and Priorities for Child and Family Coverage, on July 17-19, 2012 in Arlington, VA. Topics covered during the conference include: (1) upcoming Medicaid changes in 2014: moving to family coverage, the Supreme Court decision, and the ACA/upcoming elections; (2) children's benefits; (3) the role of navigators; (4) Medicaid waivers/managed care; (5) using video advocacy in your work; (6) affordable insurance exchanges; (7) Essential Health Benefits (EHB)/child-only plans; and (8) story banks. In addition, special guests include: (1) Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey and Certification, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; (2) Judy Feder, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University and Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute; (3) Chris Jennings, President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.; (4) Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program (NHeLP); and (5) Jenny Kenny, Senior Fellow and Economist, Urban Institute. More information is available here.
  • CCF Held Annual Conference to Discuss Health Reform Topics in Arlington

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    The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) will hold its annual conference for KidsWell and Finish Line grantees, Charting the Way: Progress and Priorities for Child and Family Coverage, on July 17-19, 2012 in Arlington, VA. Topics covered during the conference include: (1) upcoming Medicaid changes in 2014: moving to family coverage, the Supreme Court decision, and the ACA/upcoming elections; (2) children's benefits; (3) the role of navigators; (4) Medicaid waivers/managed care; (5) using video advocacy in your work; (6) affordable insurance exchanges; (7) Essential Health Benefits (EHB)/child-only plans; and (8) story banks.

    In addition, special guests include: (1) Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey and Certification, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; (2) Judy Feder, Professory of Public Policy, Georgetown University and Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute; (3) Chris Jennings, President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.; (4) Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program (NHeLP); and (5) Jenny Kenny, Senior Fellow and Economist, Urban Institute. Registration is requested and is available here.

  • CCF Held Annual Conference in Arlington

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    The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) will hold its annual conference, Charting the Way: Progress and Priorities for Child and Family Coverage, on July 17-19, 2012 in Arlington, VA. Topics covered during the conference include: (1) upcoming Medicaid changes in 2014: moving to family coverage, the Supreme Court decision, and the ACA/upcoming elections; (2) children's benefits; (3) the role of navigators; (4) medicaid waivers/managed care; (5) using video advocacy in your work; (6) affordable insurance exchanges; (7) Essential Health Benefits (EHB)/child-only plans; and (8) story banks. In addition, special guests at the conference will include: (1) Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey and Certification, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; (2) Judy Feder, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University and Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute; (3) Chris Jennings, President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.; (4) Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program (NHeLP); and (5) Jenny Kenny, Senior Fellow and Economist, Urban Institute. Registration is requested and is available here.
  • CCF Funded North Carolina Justice Center Video Advocacy Training Tour

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    The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) helped fund the North Carolina Justice Center's (NCJC) video advocacy training tour. The training tour traveled to Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico and Florida to share experiences in creating short advocacy video clips, tutorials on basic video and editing equipment, and held conversations with advocates in each state to discuss the benefits of videos as powerful outreach tools for children and families.

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