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Are You Uninsured?

You and your children may be eligible for low-cost or free health insurance! Programs exist in every state and the District of Columbia. For information about low-cost and free children's health coverage, visit For information on coverage for adults, read the Guides to Finding Health Insurance Coverage in Your State from Cover the Uninsured.

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Tracking Your Success

Different tactics work for different locations and populations. Learn how to track your campaign’s results so that you know what works and what does not.

Available Tutorials on Tracking Your Success

Evaluation: What Should be Measured?
From hotline calls to media coverage, learn what you should measure in evaluating your efforts.

Evaluation: How to Start the Evaluation Process
Determine what type of data you want to examine, organize a planning team and other tips on how to properly evaluate.

Evaluation: Analyzing and Using Your Results
Organize your results so they can be useful to you in the future.

Retention: Gaps in Knowledge
Use these examples as ways to think about how to better improve your message and outreach efforts.

Retention: Communications Strategies
Ideas for communications and media outreach, as well as a description of the current landscape of the retention process.

Retention: Ideas for Improvement
From simplifying the renewal process to engaging in more tailored outreach efforts, ideas for emphasizing retention as an important step in health care coverage enrollment efforts.

Retention: Why Eligible Children Lose Coverage
Children lose coverage for a variety of reasons, including financial, procedural and lifestyle issues. To help raise retention numbers, it is important to understand why children lose coverage.

Retention: The Scope of the Challenge
Many states focus on enrollment instead of retention, and Medicaid and SCHIP are increasingly under fire by the federal and state governments.

Retention: The Environment
Factors that affect Medicaid and SCHIP retention, ways to improve the renewal process and coalition strategies designed to increase and promote retention.

Evaluation: Why Evaluate?
Evaluating results provides valuable feedback for your campaign, from demonstrating your successes to helping hone your strategies.

Evaluation: How Do I Get Started?
Determine what type of data you want to examine, organize a planning team, and other tips on how to properly evaluate.

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