State Advocacy Toolkit Our national partner work group is extremely pleased to share this State Advocacy tool kit with you and your organization. We jointly developed this toolkit to help educate state lawmakers about children’s mental health in America. Our work group came together in response to misinformation circulated after release of President Bush’s New Freedom Commission Report on mental health care in America (NFC).
The Medicaid program plays a central role in providing coverage to the more than two in five children who reside in low-income families where they often lack access to employer-based coverage. This section includes resources for those wanting to learn more about the Medicaid program.
Massachusetts Court Decision on Medicaid Services for Children A district court in Massachusetts made a landmark decision when it declared that the state had violated the Medicaid Act’s requirements to provide early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services (EPSDT) to children with serious emotional disturbance (SED).