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Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Georgetown CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center that works to improve the health of America’s children and families, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

As part of the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown CCF provides research, develops strategies, and offers solutions—including policy development and implementation efforts related to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act.

Our state allies can call on Georgetown CCF to: 

Interpret proposed or enacted federal or state Medicaid, CHIP, and ACA changes.

Especially in this climate of large rescue packages that contain numerous changes to these crucial programs, our state advocates rely on Georgetown CCF to help analyze the impact on young children, their families, and the systems that serve them.

Guide the development of policy that maximizes Medicaid funding for IDEA Part C Early Intervention (EI) services and related supports.

By advancing new legislation or administrative changes, advocates can help ensure all designated funding to support children is available and being accessed.

Develop strategies to expand coverage and improve access to preventive care and follow-up treatment for young children and their families, including for pregnant and postpartum women.

These strategies can include support for advocates working to expand Medicaid for all adults, extend postpartum coverage under the American Rescue Plan, or boost pediatric benefits (EPSDT) for children, as well as preventing any new barriers to coverage.

Additional Alliance-funded support for state advocacy includes: 

  • Leadership the Alliance’s Early Childhood Health Policy Learning Community, which provides an opportunity for state advocates focusing on these issues to get deeper guidance and interact with peer advocates in similar states.