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The Covering Kids & Families (CKF) Coalition of Georgia is a statewide partnership of health care providers, advocates, educators, and business and community leaders. There are approximately 185,785 children in Georgia who are eligible for the Medicaid program or the PeachCare for Kids program yet remain without coverage. This initiative is determined to link these uninsured children with the coverage available. Through integrated partnerships between statewide and five community based CKF coalitions, the coalitions have adopted the three main areas of focus: outreach, coordination and simplification as well as these specific objectives: 1) Providing outreach to the uninsured, 2) Simplifying the transition from Medicaid to PeachCare for Kids, 3) Keeping families eligible for Right From the Start Medicaid (RSM) and Low Income Medicaid (LIM), 4) Ensuring coverage of newborns within 24 hours of birth, 4) Identifying families eligible for Low Income Medicaid (LIM) and Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA) and 5) Coordinating between programs and agencies. Our vision is to ensure that no child who is eligible for health coverage in Georgia remains without coverage.

Grant Amount
Children: $1,000,000

Start Date
September 1, 2002

End Date
August 31, 2006

Target Populations
Adolescents (search other projects targeting Adolescents)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)
Migrant workers (search other projects targeting Migrant workers)
Rural families (search other projects targeting Rural families)
Vulnerable urban populations (search other projects targeting Vulnerable urban populations)

Business (search other projects using this intervention)
Child care providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Faith based sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Hospitals (search other projects using this intervention)
Providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Georgia Department of Community Health

Yvonne Dove
2 Peachtree Street NW
39th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

p (404) 463-2135

Local Projects in Georgia

Athens Covering Kids & Families
Cobb, Dekalb, Gwinett, and Fulton Counties
Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Medical College of Georgia
Southeast Health Unit (SHU)

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