ERIC Number: ED461422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Ready, Set, Learn: Promoting Health Insurance for Children. A Guide for Schools.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Health problems impede the academic performance of 12 percent of students. Schools are in a unique position to help their state's Medicaid and children's health insurance programs connect with parents who lack health insurance for their children. This booklet provides suggestions to help school staff identify, inform, and help to enroll families who need health insurance. The booklet presents information on the following outreach activities for schools: (1) making sure parents have materials on children's health insurance; (2) telling parents that free or low-cost health insurance is available for their children (includes tips for talking with parents); (3) distributing information at parent functions or sending it home; (4) identifying children who may lack insurance and passing along the names, focusing on the use of emergency contact cards; and (5) hosting outreach workers or application assistants from a partner organization. The booklet also describes creative, proactive strategies taken in four school districts to insure children in their schools and delineates suggestions for keeping track of the school's outreach activities. (KB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Children, Enrollment, Family School Relationship, Health Insurance, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Health Care Financing Administration, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 (HCFA Pub. No. 02196). Tel: 410-786-3414; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program