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Ohio Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
The Ohio Covering Kids & Families project is an ongoing effort to enroll and re-enroll eligible children and families in the Healthy Start and Families program (SCHIP). Ohio has expanded coverage to children in families with incomes at or below 200% of the poverty level and to parents in families with incomes at or below 100% of poverty. Through the combined efforts of over 60 coalition partners and 2 pilot projects, the focus will be on outreach, simplifying enrollment and renewal processes and coordination of existing health coverage programs. In addition, a public awareness campaign, sharing of best practices, and training and technical assistance will be part of the statewide and local coalition effort.

Grant Amount
Children: $1,000,000
Adults: $198,182

Start Date
December 1, 2002

End Date
November 30, 2006

Target Populations
Adults (search other projects targeting Adults)
Children (search other projects targeting Children)

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Lead Organization
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio

Ron Browder
395 East Broad Street
Suite 330
Columbus, OH 43215

p (614) 221-2244

Local Projects in Ohio

Southwest Ohio Coalition
Toledo Area Coalition

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