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You and your children may be eligible for low-cost or free health insurance! Programs exist in every state and the District of Columbia. For information about low-cost and free children's health coverage, visit For information on coverage for adults, read the Guides to Finding Health Insurance Coverage in Your State from Cover the Uninsured.

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Minneapolis Local Project

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The Minneapolis Local Project is a partnership between Covering Kids & Families, the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support and the Minneapolis School District. The CKF outreach workers are located in the Minneapolis Public School's New Families Center where all kids new to the Minneapolis public schools are sent for screening for immunizations, English proficiency and health insurance. Those without health insurance are sent to visit with the CKF workers who assist them in filling out public program applications and trouble shoot the application process. Outreach workers also go out into the community and visit WIC sites, alternative high schools, health fairs, churches and other sites to assist families with their insurance needs. The Minneapolis site serves residents of Hennepin County and focuses on finding effective ways to assist immigrant and African American families.

Target Populations
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Immigrant families (search other projects targeting Immigrant families)

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Minneapolis Local Project

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