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District of Columbia Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
The Statewide Coalition has identified strategies and target populations directed at maximizing outreach, coordination, and simplification efforts at both the initial enrollment and renewal stage. Generally, efforts will focus on increasing coordination efforts among agencies/organizations, increasing continuity of coverage initiatives including collecting accurate data; developing and implementing standards for reporting enrollment numbers; increasing awareness of all of the health coverage programs in the city; streamlining enrollment of eligible children, their parents, and childless adults; implementing re-certification strategies that further simplify the renewal process for residents; and the implementation of an Single Point of Entry (SPE) electronic application/renewal system. The DC Covering Kids & Families Initiative will subcontract with two community based organizations as local projects. Moreover, neighborhood level staff will focus on engaging the faith, business, and school communities in partnership with the statewide initiative toward the goal of ensuring that their constituents have health care coverage information. This component is designed to ensure that individuals who are due to renew but are unresponsive to traditionally mail notices are engaged. In addition to the local projects, DC CKF will utilize a mini grant process to target specifically vulnerable populations such as immigrants and adolescents in order to reach those who might not otherwise apply for health care coverage due to culture, age and language barriers.

Grant Amount
Children: $600,000
Adults: $200,000

Start Date
July 1, 2002

End Date
September 30, 2006

Target Populations
Adults (search other projects targeting Adults)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
TANF recipients (search other projects targeting TANF recipients)
Vulnerable urban populations (search other projects targeting Vulnerable urban populations)

Community-based organizations (search other projects using this intervention)
Hospitals (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
DC Action for Children

Frankeena Wright
1616 P Street, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20036

p 202-234-9404

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