Webinar on health inequities facing children in foster care

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Upcoming webinar on the health inequities facing children in foster care looks like an important one not to be missed.

Children in foster care face dramatic health inequities: nearly 60 percent have at least one chronic disease, and nearly 70 percent have moderate to severe mental health disorders. Relative to other non-disabled Medicaid beneficiaries, children in foster care use more medical services with higher associated costs. Yet the most recent Federal Child and Family Services Review found that about 25 percent of children in foster care have unmet health care needs.

The Health of Children in Foster Care:  Making Improvements Through Medicaid and the Law

This webinar on opportunities to improve the health of children in foster care will feature public and private sector stakeholders discussing the following topics:

Registration for this free webinar closes at noon (EDT) on April 15th. A draft agenda is available on NIHCM Foundation’s website.

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