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CDF-Texas' All Healthy Children Campaign encompasses more than a decade of partnerships with school districts, area businesses, and community and faith-based organizations to connect kids to coverage through CHIP, Children's Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
CDF-Texas works in partnership with school districts across the state and since 2010 with the Texas Association of School Administrators to measure and address Texas' problem of high rates of uninsured children by adding a health insurance question to school enrollment forms. Working with school administrators, CDF-Texas has then led follow up efforts to educate school administrators and parents on how to access, utilize and renew their children's health coverage to avoid costly visits to the emergency room for primary care.
What began in 2002 as a school-based pilot initiative funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and grew through the support of generous Houston hospitals, private foundations, local businesses, and even the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, is today a full community initiative that continues to educate and inform families about available health coverage options for their uninsured children. In it's first decade, CDF-Texas reached parents of children in more than 20 school districts of Harris County, 15 school districts of the Rio Grande Valley, and in schools and communities across Texas including San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Alief, Spring Branch, and more.
For more than ten years, Texas grocery chain Fiesta Mart Inc. has been a partner in CDF's community efforts to connect kids to coverage through sign-up events in their stores. In 2011 this partnership was recognized for Excellence in Children's Health Outreach and Enrollment by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
CDF-Texas' continued effectiveness and leadership in connecting kids to coverage has also been recognized by the American Association of School Administrators, America's Promise Alliance, Anti-Defamation League, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Covering Kids & Families, Leadership Houston, and others.
In 2012, CDF-Texas launched a youth-led initiative to empower high school teens and young adults to help connect their peers and friends to coverage through a project called SHOUT-T. The project not only provides valuable leadership skills training for young people, it puts youth in the movement to mobilize for change and a healthy future for themselves and those around them.
For more information or to get involved with SHOUT-T, email Ada Napuri.