This resource center provides information and resources to help
cities and counties connect families with affordable health
insurance for their children. It was developed as a result of
three years’ effort by 10 cities and counties in California.
Potential outreach and collaboration activities to connect
children with affordable health insurance in your community are
virtually limitless. This Online Resource Center provides
web-based “how-to” resource guides for many activities and
suggestions on how to work collaboratively with health plans,
Children’s Health Initiatives, schools and non-profits in your
Like any important activity that a local agency launches, it’s
important to do your homework first before designing a project.
In the case of outreach and enrollment activities to connect
families with affordable health insurance for their children, a
little background research helps a lot.
Since 1997, the federally sponsored State Children’s Health
Insurance Program has provided health coverage to children with
working parents who cannot afford or are not offered health
insurance for their dependents. Despite the programs success, 8.7
million children nationwide are still without health insurance.