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Maternal & Child Health


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ASPE Issue Brief

Medicaid After Pregnancy: State-Level Implications of Extending Postpartum Coverage

December 7, 2021
The postpartum period is increasingly recognized as a target for policy intervention to improve maternal health. The American Rescue Plan Act included an option for states to offer 12 months of postpartum Medicaid eligibility, a significant extension from the current requirement of 60 days.
ASPE Issue Brief

Child and Adolescent Mental Health During COVID-19: Considerations for Schools and Early Childhood Providers

September 24, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic’s social restrictions have prompted a surge in the mental health needs of children of all ages. Nationwide 4.3 million children/adolescents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of August 2021, and many of them have returned to early childhood and school settings. Schools and early childhood programs have long been essential settings for delivery of mental health services.
Case Study

Case Study of Father Engagement in Healthy Start Programs: Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition Fatherhood PRIDE

March 17, 2021
This case study focuses on how the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition engaged fathers in its programming through the development of a fatherhood program, Fatherhood PRIDE. Key lessons and considerations include how human services programs can promote father engagement by:
Case Study

Case Study of Father Engagement in Family Nutrition and Health Programs: California WIC Association

March 17, 2021
This case study focuses on how the nonprofit statewide California WIC Association supports local agencies to involve fathers in programming related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Key lessons and considerations for human services programs include:

Utilization of Mental Health Services among Children Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome at Birth Issue Brief

January 18, 2021
Utilization of Mental Health Services among Children Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome at Birth ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Mir M. Ali, Emma Nye, and Kristina West U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Status Report on Protecting Our Infants Act Implementation Plan

January 16, 2019
The Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (POIA) became law on November 25, 2015.

Work-Family Supports for Low-Income Families: Key Research Findings and Policy Trends

February 28, 2014
The paper addresses four areas of work-family policy with particular relevance for the wellbeing of low-income working parents and their families: (1) unpaid family and medical leave, (2) paid parental or family leave (extended leave), (3) paid sick leave (short-term leave), and (4) workplace flexibility or initiatives to expand employees’ control over work shifts, hours, and other circumstance

Ten Key Findings from Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives

February 27, 2008
This brief summarizes key findings from several important fatherhood initiatives that were developed and implemented during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Emerging Issues in Paternity Establishment

September 16, 2007
This report summarizes the discussion at the Emerging Issues in Paternity Disestablishment Expert Symposium convened by ASPE in January 2006 as part of a project that explored how paternity disestablishment may impact child support enforcement and child welfare policies and practice, the broader social context of best interest of the child and fairness and justice, and the social and legal impl

Maternity Group Homes Classification and Literature Review

March 7, 2004
This report provides an overview of past research and develops a preliminary classification framework for maternity group homes. The report is the first deliverable to come from the Maternity Groups Homes Evaluation Design and Site Selection Task Order, under contract to Mathematica Policy Research.