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Indiana - Indiana Covering Kids & Families
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Overview of Covering Kids & Families
Covering Kids & Families is a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) focused on reducing the number of eligible but uninsured children and adults through enrollment in Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It is the nation's single largest effort of its kind. Since 1997 RWJF has invested nearly $150 million in two major initiatives to ensure that every child and adult eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP coverage receives it: Covering Kids and Covering Kids & Families.
The Covering Kids & Families initiative has benefited from the work of coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia with more than 5,500 member organizations. Covering Kids & Families coalitions include public officials, health professionals, educators, businesses, social service agencies, faith-based organizations; and others all working to ensure that eligible children and adults are insured through Medicaid or SCHIP.
See the Grant Results Report: Covering Kids®: A National Health Initiative for Low-Income Uninsured Children
The Covering Kids & Families Mission is Clear
The Covering Kids & Families Initiative seeks to enroll eligible, uninsured children and adults in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Covering Kids & Families uses three proven strategies to enroll eligible, uninsured children and adults:
Progress is being made
More work needs to be done
The Southern Institute on Children and Families, a private, nonprofit public policy organization located in Columbia, S.C., serves as the National Program Office (NPO) for the Covering Kids & Families Initiative. The Southern Institute provides leadership and direction for Covering Kids & Families statewide grantees and local projects.
GMMB, a strategic communications firm located in Washington, D.C., manages the communications campaign for Covering Kids & Families. This Communications Team works with coalitions to help them inform families about low-cost and free health care coverage.