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ERIC Number: ED502958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Three Independent Evaluations of Healthy Kids Programs Find Substantial Gains in Children's Dental Health Care. In Brief, September 2008, Number 2
Hughes, Dana; Howell, Embry; Trenholm, Christopher; Hill, Ian; Dubay, Lisa
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
This brief presents highlights from rigorous, independent evaluations of the Healthy Kids programs in three California counties: Los Angeles, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. Launched by Children's Health Initiatives (CHIs) in these counties between 2001 and 2003, the three Healthy Kids programs provide children with comprehensive health insurance coverage, including a broad range of medical, dental, and vision care; prescription drugs; and mental health services. Children are eligible for Healthy Kids if they are ineligible for California's two major state insurance programs, Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, and live in families with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) in Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties, and 400 percent of the FPL in San Mateo County. Most of the children enrolled in Healthy Kids have family incomes at or below the poverty level. This brief describes some of the many positive impacts that Healthy Kids programs have had on children's access and use of dental services. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; California Univ., San Francisco.; Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: California