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Potential Medicaid Strategies to Improve Services to Children at Risk of Lead Exposure


Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, in partnership with Health Management Associates, is pleased to present this white paper, Potential Medicaid Strategies to Improve Services to Children at Risk of Lead Exposure, which provides guidance to policymakers and advocates on how Medicaid policy can be used to strengthen lead poisoning prevention efforts. This includes increasing screening rates of children, supporting environmental lead investigations, collecting consistent data for surveillance, and setting up incentives and requirements for Managed Care Organizations. The document contains specific policy recommendations for a select set of states. These recommendations can be applied broadly to any states interested in bolstering their lead poisoning prevention strategy through Medicaid.


Health Management Associates (HMA) is a leading independent national research and consulting firm in the healthcare industry. HMA provides research and consulting in the fields of health and human services policy, health economics and finance, program evaluation, data analysis and health system restructuring.

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a national nonprofit that is advancing health and racial equity and opportunity through healthy housing. GHHI’s replicable, award-winning model coordinates funding from public, social, and private sectors to help families access comprehensive home repair, health and energy efficiency services. GHHI assists government, healthcare, philanthropic, utility and community-based organizations improve outcomes with a wide array of technical assistance offerings.

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