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Grant Overview
The Washington Health Foundation (WHF), together with its coalition of 32 statewide partners, are working to establish system change strategies that simplify enrollment in government-sponsored health insurance programs including Medicaid, CHIP and Basic Health. Key strategies include: 1) Facilitating the linkage of free and reduced school meals applications with Medicaid applications; 2) Monitoring Customer Service Offices, the sate welfare offices responsible for assisting and expediting enrollment into medical assistance programs; 3) Testing and implementing strategies to improve renewal rates for children and adults; 4) Helping develop and implement award-winning statewide communications plan that includes an enrollment assistance hotline and standard messaging; and 5) Developing an integrated application for Basic Health and Medicaid. The efficacy of each strategy is being tested at the local project sites. Also, at each local project site, outreach and enrollment strategies are a priority.

Grant Amount
Children: $900,000
Adults: $150,000

Start Date
January 1, 2002

End Date
December 31, 2005

Target Populations
Adults (search other projects targeting Adults)
General audience (search other projects targeting General audience)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)
Migrant workers (search other projects targeting Migrant workers)
Native Americans (search other projects targeting Native Americans)
Rural families (search other projects targeting Rural families)

Provider/Clinic Sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Local public health offices (search other projects using this intervention)
Training/presentation (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
Washington Health Foundation

Penny Reid
300 Elliot Avenue West
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98119-4118

p (206) 577-1837

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Health Improvement Partnership
Southwest WA Health District

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