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Latest News on Child Health

Update on Jakob
Jun 25, 2020

Jakob was born with an extremely rare genetic disease called microvillus inclusion disease—essentially, his intestines fail to absorb nutrients.  At 2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, Jakob and his family advocated on behalf of kids like him and the care he receives from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.  Below...

Living with Sickle Cell Disease
Jun 19, 2020

While June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day, Capri lives with sickle cell disease (SCD) every day. In 2016, she advocated for youth like her by representing Levine Children’s Hospital at Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Below is an update from Capri. In 2017, I graduated high school...

Top Issues in Children’s Health

ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act (ACE Kids Act) is a federal law that aims to improve how care is deliver to America's children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP provides free or low-cost health coverage to more than eight million children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.