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Maine Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
Maine's Covering Kids & Families Campaign conducts statewide outreach and policy work to facilitate enrollment of eligible residents into the MaineCare program. Key elements of the Campaign include an effective collaboration with the Maine Department of Human Services; a broad statewide coalition of health care, social service and education providers, faith-based, labor and civic organizations, businesses and government agencies; provision training in MaineCare benefits, eligibility criteria and the application process for provider, school, union and agency staff who then assist with enrollment of eligible consumers; mass media and grassroots outreach activities; and a toll-free HelpLine.

Grant Amount
Children: $700,000
Adults: $200,000

Start Date
January 1, 2002

End Date
December 31, 2005

Target Populations
Adults (search other projects targeting Adults)
Native Americans (search other projects targeting Native Americans)
Rural families (search other projects targeting Rural families)

Business (search other projects using this intervention)
Child care providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Community-based organizations (search other projects using this intervention)
Faith based sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Help line (search other projects using this intervention)
Hospitals (search other projects using this intervention)
Media campaigns (search other projects using this intervention)
Municipalities (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Maine Primary Care Association

Darcy Shargo
73 Winthrop St.
Augusta, ME 04330

p (207) 621-0677

Local Projects in Maine

Greater Bangor Coalition of CKF
Washington County Coalition of CKF
York County Coalition of CKF

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