Two new reports by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) identify critical issues and challenges for developing, providing, and financing high-quality infant and toddler care. Together, they offer a sound, data-driven case for increasing public and private investment in New Jersey’s youngest children.
A new study by Rena Hallam, PhD, a nationally-recognized expert on early care and education, sheds new light on childcare arrangements for families with young children in Newark. The survey of nearly 200 families shows how patterns of childcare usage differ from national norms, and how the patterns break down by race/ethnicity – allowing for greater targeting of specific communities.
Funded by The Nicholson Foundation and produced by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, the Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint lays out 24 detailed recommendations to both redesign and modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid program. The recommendations, if enacted, will lead to sustainable improvements in the quality, cost, and outcomes of care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Rutgers’ Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) has released a qualitative evaluation of the operations and care management strategies pursued by the state’s Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. Findings from this evaluation can help the organizations assess their progress and adjust their operations to improve care and reduce cost.
A new Nicholson Foundation-funded white paper from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers highlights lessons learned during the Coalition's planning and design of Camden Delivers, a maternal health improvement intervention.
With many of New Jersey's safety net communities facing critical shortages of primary care doctors, nurse-led practices may be one approach to closing the gap. The Nicholson Foundation funded the creation of a toolkit to help communities assess the feasibility of establishing nurse-managed primary care practices.