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Alaska Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
Alaska's Covering Kids & Families Initiative, in conjunction with its local projects, the Statewide Coalition, and the State of Alaska Outreach Specialists, will take steps to make parents of eligible children aware of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program; get their children enrolled in the programs, and help them remain enrolled as long as they are eligible. Strategies include establishing a broad communication initiative to conduct outreach across the state; testing an on-line renewal application; using reminder enhancements; implementing steps to reduce enrollment barriers; maintaining collaborative relationships; and building sustainability and on-going outreach and enrollment assistance at statewide contact points.

Grant Amount
Children: $850,000

Start Date
October 1, 2002

End Date
October 31, 2006

Target Populations
Alaskan Natives (search other projects targeting Alaskan Natives)
Frontier families (search other projects targeting Frontier families)
General audience (search other projects targeting General audience)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
Migrant workers (search other projects targeting Migrant workers)
Native Americans (search other projects targeting Native Americans)
Rural families (search other projects targeting Rural families)
Seasonal workers (search other projects targeting Seasonal workers)

Provider/Clinic Sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Electronic application (search other projects using this intervention)
Training/presentation (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Lue Rae Van Kirk
4000 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

p (907) 729-2382

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Alaska Primary Care Association
Southcentral Foundation

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