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Grant Overview
The Statewide Coalition will conduct and evaluate outreach programs to identify and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Maryland Children's Health Programs (MCHP/MCHP Premium). Working with and through four local projects, each led by its own community coalition and aided by the considerable expertise and resources of the university's schools, the Statewide Coalition will advocate for and provide marketing, fund raising, training and other assistance to those charged with enrolling eligible children.

Grant Amount
Children: $800,000

Start Date
July 1, 2002

End Date
June 30, 2006

Target Populations
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)
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)

Americorp (search other projects using this intervention)
Business (search other projects using this intervention)
Child care providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Linda Reynolds Wise
520 W. Lombard Street, Room 101D
East Hall, First Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

p (410) 706-1245

Local Projects in Maryland

Baltimore HealthCare Access, Inc. (BHCA)
Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC)
Medical Care Community Partnership (MCCP)
Catholic Charities Southern Maryland

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