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Grant Overview
Building upon representation that reflects Florida's ethnic, racial and geographic make up, the members of the Florida Covering Kids Coalition have goals to improve the health and health care of Florida's children by enrolling 100% of eligible children in Florida KidCare and to improve the coordination and simplification of the various KidCare programs. The Coalition will accomplish these goals through collaboration with community, regional, and state organizations and KidCare community coalitions represented on the statewide coalition. Partners include representatives from health providers, education, private business, non-profit and faith organizations. Working through four local urban and rural coalitions, Florida Covering Kids tests at the community level through its local project sites promising strategies on outreach, coordination, and simplification of Florida KidCare, child health insurance programs. State strategies include establishing outreach materials within large businesses, using existing human resource departments to distribute information on Florida KidCare. The purpose of this "in-reach" to businesses and other organizations is to leave a mechanism for sustaining outreach after the life of the grant.

Grant Amount
Children: $1,000,000

Start Date
April 1, 2002

End Date
June 30, 2006

Target Populations
Asian Americans (search other projects targeting Asian Americans)
Haitians (search other projects targeting Haitians)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)
Native Americans (search other projects targeting Native Americans)
Rural families (search other projects targeting Rural families)
Vulnerable urban populations (search other projects targeting Vulnerable urban populations)

Child care providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Department of motor vehicles (search other projects using this intervention)
Faith based sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Homeless centers (search other projects using this intervention)
Inreach (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center, University of South Florida

Jodi A. Ray, MA
3111 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613

p (813) 974-3143

Local Projects in Florida

Health Care District of Palm Beach County
The Public Health Trust (PHT) of Dade County/Jackson Health System
Northeast Florida (NEFL) Coalition
Panhandle Area Health Network (PAHN)

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