POLICY BRIEFS: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Autism-Related Service Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children; The Washington Post: Covid-19 poses special risks to people like my brother-in-law. They need vaccines now.

CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System by Dr. Tina Sacks, AM, PhD

ANNOUNCEMENTS: New Book Release: Halfway Home by Reuben Jonathan Miller (Assistant Professor at the School of Social Service Administration) will be released on February 2nd, 2021. Dr. Miller will also be reading and discussing the book at our Michael M. Davis eLecture on February 16th @ 12:30pm CDT (on Zoom). Get your copy and join us for the event next month!

Learn more about the book HERE.

Register for the 2/16 eLecture HERE.

Now Accepting Applications for 2021 CHAS Seed Grants:The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the School of Social Service Administration is proud to offer our Seed Grant program which aims to support promising health services and policy research projects at the University of Chicago. Seed Grants provide modest research funding for a limited time (usually two years) to enable eligible investigators to explore the feasibility of a concept related to the mission of the Center and generate sufficient data to pursue it through other funding mechanisms. Learn more about the Seed Grant program by visiting fundingopportunities.uchicago.edu. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, April 30th, 2021.

CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Address the Social Determinants of Health to Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs, Support State Value-Based Care Strategies: On January 7th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state health officials designed to drive the adoption of strategies that address the social determinants of health (SDOH) in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) so states can further improve beneficiary health outcomes, reduce health disparities, and lower overall costs in Medicaid and CHIP. Read the news release and guidance HERE.

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