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Colorado Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
Colorado Covering Kids & Families is a coalition-based project aimed at reducing the number of uninsured children by: 1) conducting and coordinating outreach projects for Medicaid and CHP+; 2) simplifying enrollment and "renewal" processes; and 3) growing a broad-based coalition to identify and eliminate barriers into public health insurance programs. The Colorado Covering Kids & Families coalition maximizes the expertise of local and community partners to identify ways to improve public insurance programs and introduces their concerns to the state policy makers. In partnership with local partners, community organizations, families and state agencies, we strive to successfully link outreach with proactive and positive policy changes. As a coalition that advocates for uninsured and underinsured families and children, we also support outreach to unique populations with special barriers to public health insurance, such as immigrant families and homeless youth. Ultimately, our goal is to create a sustainable network committed to protecting and improving public health insurance programs for children and families.

Grant Amount
Children: $950,000

Start Date
May 1, 2002

End Date
April 30, 2006

Target Populations
Adolescents (search other projects targeting Adolescents)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Asians (search other projects targeting Asians)
General audience (search other projects targeting General audience)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)

Faith based sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Local health & social agencies (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Colorado Community Health Network

Polly Anderson
600 Grant Street
Suite 800
Denver, CO 80203

p (303) 861-5165 x246

Local Projects in Colorado

Denver CKF
Pueblo Coalition
Hilltop Community Resources, Inc.

Factsheet: Medicaid and CHP+: The Health Insurance Safety Net for Children and Families in Colorado
Report: Colorado's SCHIP Crowd-Out Regulation: Background, Community Feedback, and Options
Factsheet: Retention and the CHP+ Enrollment Cap (November 2003)

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