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COVERING KIDS AND FAMILIES (CKF) OF CENTRAL INDIANA School-Based Outreach and Enrollment in Health Coverage Workshop July 23, 2008.

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1 COVERING KIDS AND FAMILIES (CKF) OF CENTRAL INDIANA School-Based Outreach and Enrollment in Health Coverage Workshop July 23, 2008

2 CKF of Central Indiana Pamela Humes Program Director

3 CKF Target Area

4 CKF of Central Indiana Mission Statement Ensure that all children and families in Marion County and Central Indiana are informed of Medicaid eligibility and encouraged to enroll in all accessible health care coverage programs

5 CKF Central Indiana Approach to School-based Outreach Health Coverage Enrollment Learning Well referrals and school nurse referrals Coaches Campaign Health Fair/ Parent Night Events School Lunch Data School Registration Packet/ End of the Year School Packet School Social Worker Referrals

6 Learning Well School Clinic Partnership Uninsured children are 25 percent more likely to miss school. Children without coverage are less likely to have a usual source of care and more likely to delay or avoid care when it is needed. Uninsured children are less likely to receive the proper medical care for childhood illnesses such as sore throats, ear aches and asthma.

7 Back to School Family Day 2008 Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008 Time: 9am to 3pm Location: Marion County Health Department, 3838 N. Rural, Indpls IN Sports Physicals, Immunizations, Dental/Vision/Asthma/Lead screenings and Hoosier Healthwise enrollment onsite. Food, fun, games, music and more!

8 Other Outreach Activities in Central Indiana Over 250 health and school fair events per year 50 target schools per year Assist free and reduced-lunch eligible families to enroll with Hoosier Healthwise Work with school clinic staff to enroll families Walk-ins daily Establish referral sites with other community organization Establish on-site enrollment at shelters, correctional facilities, rehabilitation facilities and senior facilities

9 How to contact CKF Central Indiana Address: 2951 East 38 th Street Indianapolis, IN Pamela Humes Program Director

10 Community Outreach Workers Center Township Monica Byrd ( ) Wayne Township Akilah Shepeard ( ) Decatur/Pike Township Meka Anderson ( ) Perry/Franklin Township Jenee’ Green ( ) Lawrence/Warren Township Keisha Zackery ( ) Washington Twp/Hamilton County Terrence Ridley ( ) Boone, Hendricks, Morgan County Jamesey Thomas ( ) Shelby, Johnson, Hancock County Daisy Velez ( ) St. Vincent’s Hospital Rafael Aguilar ( ) Amber Garcia ( ) Deborah McCrae ( )

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