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Rhode Island Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
Covering Kids & Families Rhode Island is a partnership of public and private organizations dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to health care. Covering Kids and Families Rhode Island works statewide and in three pilot communities to ensure that all children and adults eligible for RIte Care or RIte Share are enrolled and retain their coverage. The goals of Covering Kids and Families Rhode Island are to: reduce the number of uninsured children and parents in Rhode Island; enroll eligible children and adults in RIte Care/RIte Share; simplify enrollment and renewal processes; and coordinate existing health coverage programs. The Statewide coalition has two sub-groups that focus on 1) retention issues and strategies to reduce the "churn" of members on and off of RIte Care/RIte Share and 2) strengthening the Family Resource Counselor (FRC) Network to build sustainability and integration of the program. The FRCs are located in community health centers, hospitals and a community based organization; they serve as outstationed eligibility workers to assist clients with completing the application and re-enrollment processes.

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

Start Date
September 1, 2002

End Date
August 31, 2006

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

Community-based organizations (search other projects using this intervention)
Hospitals (search other projects using this intervention)
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Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Catherine Walsh
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

p (401) 351-9400

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