Jeff Schiff, M.D., M.B.A., is a Senior Scholar at AcademyHealth and a health services policy consultant focusing on improving the outcomes for those with limited resources. His work includes the use of policy and the implementation of quality improvement to fundamentally change health care systems. He served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Minnesota Department of Human Services (including the state’s Medicaid program) from 2006 to 2019. He sponsored the work in Minnesota highlighted in this report. He is a past chair of the Medicaid Medical Directors national network and a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a pediatrician with a subspecialty in pediatric emergency medicine.

Authored by Jeff Schiff, M.D., M.B.A.

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Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

On June 1, 2022, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) released their "Blueprint for Change," in a supplement to AAP’s journal Pediatrics, outlining a strategic plan for improving the lives of CYSHCN. Four critical areas drive the “Blueprint for Change”: health equity, family and child well-being and quality of life, access to services, and financing of services.
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Project ACCELERATE (Advancing Care Coordination through Evidence; Leveraging Existing Relationships Around Transforming PracticE)

With a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Eugene Washington Engagement Award, the Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute will bring together stakeholders to distill the latest PCORI-supported findings and identify strategies for dissemination to improve care coordination for children with special health care needs.