Connecting Kids to Coverage: Ten Things Schools Can Do
Millions of children in the United States are uninsured, yet nearly two-thirds of them are eligible for health coverage under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To close this coverage gap, outreach and enrollment efforts are needed.
From the youngest children in preschool and Head Start, to teens in high school, America’s students are better equipped to excel when they are getting the health care services they need. Families trust information from their child’s school, so schools are natural partners for finding and enrolling eligible children. Outreach groups eager to work with schools should always start by reaching out to the superintendent or principal or other decision maker.