The Affordable Care Act: Goals and Mechanisms — Implications of the Affordable Care Act on MCH Populations and Public Health Services examines aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential to improve the health of families, children, adolescents, and women. This volume of Healthy Generations was produced by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Topics include ACA goals and how insurance and health system reforms can help accomplish them, components of the ACA, the Community Transformation Grant program, and implications of the ACA for women, immigrants, children, adolescents, young adults, and children and adolescents with special health care needs. Implications of the ACA for public health services, including expanded possibilities for immunization in Minnesota, are also discussed.
Population of focus: Women, children and adolescents
Organization: Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, University of Minnesota