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West Virginia Covering Kids & Families Initiative

Grant Overview
Less than 36,000 children are currently enrolled in Virginia's new Title XXI program, Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS). Another 45,000 uninsured children are estimated to be eligible for FAMIS, and there are 54,400 additional uninsured children estimated to be eligible for, but not enrolled, in Medicaid.

Grant Amount
Children: $700,000

Start Date
January 1, 2002

End Date
December 31, 2005

Target Populations
Adults (search other projects targeting Adults)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)
TANF recipients (search other projects targeting TANF recipients)
Vulnerable urban populations (search other projects targeting Vulnerable urban populations)

Americorp (search other projects using this intervention)
Community-based organizations (search other projects using this intervention)
Faith based sites (search other projects using this intervention)
Providers (search other projects using this intervention)
Schools (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition

Julie Greathouse
2003 Quarrier Street, East
Charleston, WV 25311

p (304) 345-6349

Local Projects in West Virginia

Minnie Hamilton
Nicholas County Starting Points

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