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Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) is a nonpartisan policy and research center founded in 2005 with a mission to support access to high-quality, comprehensive and affordable health coverage for all of America’s children and families.

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

Our state allies can call on Georgetown CCF to: 

Provide support on state implications of proposed or enacted changes to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

State and national partners rely on Georgetown CCF to help analyze the impact of federal and state policy changes on young children, their families, and the systems that serve them.

Guide the development of policy that maximizes Medicaid funding health services and related supports (e.g. screenings, early intervention, infant and early childhood mental health).

By advancing new legislation or supporting state agency administrative changes, advocates can help ensure designated is available and leveraged to ensure health screenings and services are available and utilized by young children and their families.

Develop strategies to expand coverage and improve access to preventive care and follow-up services 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, with an emphasis on Medicaid and CHIP policies.