ERIC Number: ED428153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Ways Community Organizations Can Link Children to Medicaid (and Other Public Health Insurance Programs).
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.
Ten ways community organizations, which may include schools, can link children to Medicaid and other public health insurance programs are listed. They are: (1) disseminate information about the availability of health insurance for children in low-income families; (2) incorporate Medicaid income eligibility screening as part of the program's routine intake procedure; (3) work to make a facility a Medicaid outstation or arrange for visits from Medicaid enrollment workers; (4) conduct Medicaid outreach at special events and in unexpected settings; (5) share information and assist families in applying for Medicaid during home visits; (6) establish a telephone helpline; (7) enlist the support of the business community; (8) use the media to inform the public about the availability of health insurance for children; (9) establish partnerships with schools, which are important places for information dissemination; and (10) work with other organizations and agencies to improve outreach and referral services. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Health Insurance, Information Dissemination, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Web site: http://www.cbpp.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.