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|CDF-trained volunteers assist parents in applying for CHIP at an in-store sign up event at Fiesta Mart.|
As part of our mission to ensure a Healthy Start for Texas children, the All Healthy Children campaign helps children get the wellness and preventive care they need, when they need it.
Working with partners -- schools, businesses, churches, community and statewide organizations -- we (1) educate about affordable coverage options through CHIP and Children's Medicaid, as well as the new Healthcare.gov Marketplace (created by the healthcare law), and (2) help uninsured families sign up for coverage.
Our history of leadership in connecting kids to coverage has been recognized nationally and internationally, by groups like: the World Health Organization, American Association of School Administrators (AASA), America's Promise Alliance, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Covering Kids & Families, Leadership Houston, and many others.
Partnering with Schools
Partnering with schools has been central to our work. What began in 2002 as a pilot project with the nursing departments of Houston ISD and Edinburg ISD is today an integrated and expanded initiative that continues to reach families with information about health coverage options for children. We have teamed up with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), over 20 school districts in Harris County, and 15 school districts in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, to (1) add a health insurance question to school enrollment forms, (2) track responses, and (3) provide follow up on how to apply, use or renew CHIP and Medicaid for those who need it, and (4) inform those who do not qualify about low-cost community clinics.
Both TASA and AASA continue to share information with school superintendents across the nation about the project. And, we are frequently called to present at school-sponsored health fairs and parent meetings.
Partnering with Local Businesses
For nearly 15 years, Texas grocery chain Fiesta Mart Inc. has been a partner in our efforts to connect kids to coverage through sign-up events in their stores. During these events, CDF-trained volunteers help families to enroll or renew in coverage and answer questions. In 2011 this partnership was recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Excellence in Children's Health Outreach and Enrollment.
Partnering with Community and Media
Contact us for a free educational workshop, group training or presentation about CHIP, Children's Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act!
Most uninsured children qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Children's Medicaid or CHIP. Both programs cover checkups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more. See if you qualify
For families who earn too much to qualify for CHIP or Medicaid, the ACA created new affordable options you can find through the Marketplace at HealthCare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596. Most people who apply qualify for cost savings and reduced premiums.
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Links to television and radio commercials we produced with Univision to inform Latino audiences about the Marketplace: