ERIC Number: ED460768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Institute on Children and Families 1999 Annual Report.
Shuptrine, Sarah C.; Hartvigsen, Kristine
The Southern Institute on Children and Families is an independent, nonprofit public policy organization founded in 1990 to improve opportunities for children and families in the South with a focus on disadvantaged children. This annual report presents the accomplishments and activities of the organization for 1999. The introductory letter from the president and chairman notes that the major thrust during 1999 was to continue efforts to reduce the number of children lacking health insurance. The report presents information on the progress of the following initiatives: (1) an expansion of the "Covering Kids" health access initiative for low-income uninsured children; (2) the "Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care"; (3) "Supporting Families After Welfare Reform," improving access to Medicaid, state health insurance programs, and food stamps; and (4) a site visit to Mayersville, Mississippi to develop strategies for addressing challenges faced by rural families related to transportation, child care, child health coverage, and health care. The report also includes a list of 1999 publications of the Southern Institute. Plans for the year 2000 are delineated related to improving access to children's health insurance and to child care assistance, supporting families who no longer receive welfare assistance, and pursuing solutions to problems common to small, rural communities. The report concludes with a list of the Institute's board of directors and staff. (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Annual Reports, Child Welfare, Disadvantaged Environment, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Programs, Health Insurance, Low Income Groups, Poverty Programs, Program Improvement, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services
Southern Institute on Children and Families, 500 Taylor St., Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-779-2607; Fax: 803-254-6301. For full text: http://www.kidsouth.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Inst. on Children and Families, Columbia, SC.