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Idaho Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
Covering Kids & Families in Idaho (CKFI) achieves its objectives of outreach, enrollment simplification, and coordination of health coverage through a strong partnership between a statewide CKFI Coalition, three community partnership sites covering eleven Idaho counties, three local CKFI Coalitions and the state project director. The state and local efforts are projected to result in an estimated 30,000 additional children receiving health care coverage in Idaho by 2006. The grant strategies include, but are not limited to: 1) Mobilizing statewide networks of health care, education, business and advocacy organizations to conduct outreach; 2) Placing health insurance coverage questions on income-based program applications; 3) Reaching rural families through radio advertisement and distribution of CKFI materials; 4) Studying and addressing barriers of coverage retention; 5) Ensuring the state's web-based coverage application is family-friendly; 6) Establishing a coverage application assistance process at hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices; and 7) Educating Idaho policymakers to the importance of health care coverage for children.

Grant Amount
Children: $762,428

Start Date
October 1, 2002

End Date
October 31, 2006

Target Populations
Adolescents (search other projects targeting Adolescents)
Frontier families (search other projects targeting Frontier families)
General audience (search other projects targeting General audience)
Rural families (search other projects targeting Rural families)
Seasonal workers (search other projects targeting Seasonal workers)

Business (search other projects using this intervention)
Child care providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Provider/Clinic Sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Local department of health and welfare (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Mountain States Group. Inc.

Mary Lou Kinney
1607 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

p (208) 336-5533 x253

Local Projects in Idaho

CKF Ada County
CKF Eastern Idaho
CKF Northern Idaho

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