Connecting kids to coverage shares back-to-school resources

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working with Scholastic's Administr@tor Magazine this Back-to-School season to raise awareness among school administrators and school nurses about the availability of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – and to get more eligible children enrolled. We hope you will take the opportunity to build on this effort and continue to develop strong, productive relationships with schools in your community.

Here's a suggestion for what you can do right now: Share the Scholastic eNewsletter far and wide!

On August 15, 2013, Scholastic sent an eNewsletter to 100,000 school administrators and school nurses across the country, and invited them to share the information with students’ families. The multi-media eNewsletter, which focuses on getting eligible children ready for school and signed up for health insurance, includes content from the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For example, it features Connecting Kids to Coverage outreach materials, as well as articles contributed by AAP on how to ensure children and teens get the health care they need to be ready for school.

Share this eNewsletter with schools in your community. Reach out to other school-related organizations like the PTA, your state's organizations for school administrators, school nurses, school social workers, school-based health clinics and others. Enlist them in forwarding the eNewsletter to their peers and to families with eligible children.

Sharing the Scholastic eNewsletter is not all you can do this fall to get the word out about the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign…

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