ERIC Number: ED463865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Healthy Start and Healthy Families: Outreach and Enrollment Tool Kit. Revised.
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
The Healthy Start and Healthy Families programs offer children up to age 19, parents, and pregnant women in Ohio the health services families need, including doctor's visits, prescriptions, hospitalization, immunizations, prenatal care, eyeglasses, dental care, and mental health care. This tool kit was designed to help practitioners in programs for young children and their families assist those families in applying for the Healthy Start and Healthy Families programs. The tool kit is presented in seven parts: (1) "Outreach for Healthy Start and Healthy Families," presenting 10 steps programs can take to help families enroll; (2) "Healthy Start and Healthy Families," describing the programs, their coverage, and eligibility requirements; (3) "Healthy Start and Healthy Families--The Application Process," providing step-by-step instructions for assisting families through eligibility screening, completing the application, and gathering required documentation; (4) "Follow-up," procedures for ensuring that families are enrolled or finding out why families were denied services; (5) "Re-Enrollment--Making Sure Families Maintain Healthy Coverage," helping to ensure continuous coverage; (6) "Summary"; and (7) "Tools and Resources" providing relevant phone numbers and Web sites and delineating eligibility requirements and federal poverty guidelines for 2001. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Eligibility, Enrollment, Health Insurance, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, State Programs
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 52 East Lynn Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-3551. Tel: 614-221-2244; Fax: 614-221-2247; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Columbus Foundation, OH.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Cleveland Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program