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Insuring Kid’s Health: Templates & Resources


Information, templates, and resources that can help communities in any location enroll children in affordable health insurance.

Finding a Certified Application Assistant in California

Certified Application Assistants (CAAs) are people from community organizations who have been trained to help families fill out the joint Medi-Cal and Healthy Families application. The community organizations that CAAs work with are called Enrollment Entities (EEs).

The Enrollment Entity will find a CAA who can help you prepare your application.

Finding a Children’s Health Initiative in California

Click here to find out if you have a Children’s Health Initiative in your area.

Finding Health Plans & Providers for the Healthy Families Program in California

List of Health Plans in California

Click here for a list of health plans.

Information on Applying for Medi-Cal for Individuals & Families

Information on Becoming a Certified Application Assistant in California

Insurance Overview for Communities Outside of California

Information on individual states version of SCHIP can be located from the Foundation for Health Care Coverage Education. The website outlines each state’s public and private health care choices for individuals and groups (including affordable health insurance options for children) as well as offering a reference list of phone numbers and web sites.

Income Eligibility Requirements for Communities Outside of California

The SCHIP Map from the Foundation for Health Care Coverage Education shows the income limits for a family of four of each state’s SCHIP program. Click here to download.

Complete List of Outreach Activities

Click here for a complete list of outreach activities.

Working with Community-Based Organizations & Other Partners

These tip sheets can help your agency work with community-based organizations & other partners.

Improving Your Chances for Success in Partnerships

Tips on How to Work With Community-Based Organizations

Key Steps in Creating a Partnership or Collaboration

A School Leaders Guide to Collaboration & Community Engagement

Helping Families Find Health Insurance in California: A Guide for Local Officials

Templates and Sample Documents

These templates can be used to promote an enrollment or informational event in your community.

How to Use the Templates for Flyers and Brochures

Color Flyer Template (English Version)

Brochure Template (Non-CHI Version)

Brochure Template (CHI Version)

Brochure Template (CHI Spanish Version)

Referral Cards

These referral cards can be used to assist you in outreach and enrollment activities.

Referral Card (English Version)

Referral Card (Spanish Version)

“How To” Tips

These tip sheets can be used in your community to conduct outreach and to collaborate with other local organizations.

“How To” Tips for Working With Health Plans and Children’s Health Initiatives

“How To” Tips for Parks and Recreation Outreach Activities

“How To” Tips for Working With Schools

Sample Letter and Outreach Survey for Part-Time Employees

These samples of a letter and a survey of interest form can be used by your agency to reach out to part-time employees who do not receive dependent coverage.

Sample Letter (used by the City of Riverside)

Sample Outreach Survey (used by the City of Riverside)

Useful Links

County Welfare Directors Association of California is a non-profit association representing the human service directors from each of California’s 58 counties.

California Association of Health Plans is an association of health plans and their members.

Teachers for Healthy Kids is a project of the California Teachers Association. Teachers for Health Kids works with school districts, local teacher associations, and health plan partners to promote the enrollment of eligible children in no or low cost health insurance programs.

California Teachers Association is an association of educators that includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals.

CCS Partnership is a joint effort of the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, and the California School Boards Association. The Partnership promotes the development of public policies that build and preserve communities (cities, counties and schools) by encouraging local collaborative efforts among California’s 482 cities, 58 counties, and more than 1,000 school boards and districts the partners represent.

League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.

California State Association of Counties is an association of California counties with the primary purpose of representing counties before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on educating state and federal decision-makers, as well as the public about the value and need for county programs and services.

Institute for Local Government is the nonprofit research affiliate of the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties. Its mission is to provide good government at the local level.


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