Health Care Highlights

Here you will find highlights on implementation of the Health Care Provisions of the Fostering Connections Act, as well as selected resources available on

Health Care Resources

  • Federal Guidance
    The Children's Bureau provides a very helpful document intended to serve as a reference for stakeholders interested in locating Children's Bureau (CB) policy, guidance and other implementation activities related to the Fostering Connections
  • California's Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care
    California uses Public Health Nurses in each county child welfare office.  Read more about this model here.  
  • Foster Children: HHS Guidance Could Help States Improve Oversight of Psychotropic Prescriptions
    The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the study of the prescription of psychotropic medication to children in foster care.

November 10, 2010 Health Convening

The health information below was shared at a convening held on November 10, 2010 and sponsored by the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA), PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and At the convening, representatives from state child welfare and Medicaid agencies met to discuss approaches to implementing the health care provisions of the Fostering Connections Act.  Panel discussions were organized around: 1) sharing data, 2) models of care, and 3) monitoring usage of pyschotropic medications.  The agenda for the convening is here, and materials shared by presenters and participants are provided below.   Additional resources to support state implementation efforts of the health provisions of the Fostering Connections Act are available here. Please join the discussion on LinkedIn here.





Research on Psychotropic Medications


For a full list of Health Resources, see here.