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.
Although the project concluded in 2010, most of the materials developed remain relevant today, in light of the Affordable Care Act. Local agencies that wish to help families connect with affordable health insurance for themselves and/or their children will find key resources here, including:
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 area.
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.