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Kentucky Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
The statewide initiative focuses on coordinated statewide outreach, policy development, application assistance and facilitation of interviews for eligibility determination. Coordination of statewide outreach is addressed by funding an outreach coordinator and a support staff member who work directly with the state agency that administers KCHIP, Kentucky's SCHIP. A part-time Community Outreach Director works with local community based organizations to provide information, training and assistance in Medicaid and KCHIP outreach. Policy development is addressed through close working relationships with state agency staff and officials in both the SCHIP agency and the eligibility determination branch. These functions are performed by the community outreach director and statewide project director with assistance from the local project directors and staff. Application assistance and facilitation of interviews is addressed by many members and staff of the groups represented on the statewide Covering Kentucky Kids coalition. Two local projects are funded, one in Louisville, sponsored by a coalition of business and health care providers called Partners for a Healthy Louisville, and one in southeastern Kentucky, sponsored by a broad-based coalition called Harlan Countians for a Healthy Community. Both projects focus on application assistance and retention and maintain close relationships with a wide variety of community based outreach partners.

Grant Amount
Children: $950,000

Start Date
January 1, 2002

End Date
December 31, 2005

Target Populations
Adolescents (search other projects targeting Adolescents)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)
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)
Providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)
Country Extension (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
University of Kentucky

Dr. Julia F. Costich
121 Washington Ave
Lexington, KY 40536

p (859) 257-6712

Local Projects in Kentucky

Harlan Countians
Partners for Healthy Louisville

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