Health and Behavioral Health

Infographic: Overprescription of Psychotropic Medication

Nearly one in three Medicaid-enrolled children in foster care use behavioral health services, according to a recently published infographic from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). The graphic and related fact sheet also highlight the over-prescription of psychotropic medication to foster youth. Key findings: 1 in 15 Medicaid-enrolled children receive behavioral health services but of...
Brief: The Affordable Care Act and Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Brief: The Affordable Care Act and Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), beginning on January 1, 2014, states must now provide Medicaid coverage for individuals under age 26 who were in foster care at age 18 and receiving Medicaid.  This provision parallels one that allows all young people to stay on their parent’s health insurance until age 26. For youth who have spent time in foster...

Adolescent Brain Study – Executive Summary