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The Healthy Child Storybook


May 2013

The Healthy Child Story Book was developed in 2007 to provide policy makers with a review of the role of child health practitioners in improving children’s healthy development. The Story Book showcases evidenced-based programs and practices, with a focus upon federal Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policies. It was expanded in 2009 to include additional evidence-based practices and an annotated bibliography, and outlines potential federal leadership roles in promoting such practices.

Federal actions in both the Child Health Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) in 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010 provide states and communities with new opportunities to improve children’s healthy development, including many recommended in the earlier Healthy Child Story Book editions. These opportunities will only be realized through implementation activities within the states.

This 2013 edition of the Healthy Child Story Book has been expanded and revised to include information on new federal opportunities with a focus on actions that states and communities can take to implement changes to improve children’s healthy development.

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Healthy Child Story Book