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Illinois Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
This grant initiative seeks to identify and enroll an additional estimated 100,000 uninsured Illinois children and 29,000 parents who are eligible either for the Medicaid program or the federally approved State Children's Health Insurance Program, KidCare

Grant Amount
Children: $1,000,000

Start Date
January 1, 2002

End Date
June 30, 2006

Target Populations
Adolescents (search other projects targeting Adolescents)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Asian Americans (search other projects targeting Asian Americans)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)
Health Care Providers (search other projects targeting Health Care Providers)

Business (search other projects using this intervention)
Child care providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Door-to-door (search other projects using this intervention)
Faith based sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition

Laura Leon
1256 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622-5703

p (312) 491-8161 x26

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