Using innovative, community-based, multi-ethnic outreach strategies, 19 grantees worked to identify and enroll eligible but uninsured children and youth in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Grantees represented county-coordinated collaborations; after-school programs; clinics; agencies serving low-income families, homeless families and abused children; a school district; and an affordable housing provider.
Several grantees also participated in a Trust-funded evaluation conducted by the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center to assess program effectiveness and identify models for replication. Available for download are the full evaluation report and a summary of evaluation highlights. Evaluation contact: nancy [at] coloradotrust.org (Nancy Baughman Csuti, DrPH), Director of Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning, 303-837-1200.
Several other publications document this multi-year effort, including:
- Trusted Hands: The Role of Community-based Organizations in Enrolling Children in Public Health Insurance Programs (issue brief, February 2009)
- The Effectiveness of Boosting Public Health Insurance Enrollment Through Community Events (issue brief, November 2010)
- Boulder County Healthy Kids - A Collaborative Community Approach to Public Health Insurance Enrollment for Children and Families (case study, June 2012)
GRANT AMOUNT: $3.3 million