Coalition receives funding to enroll elementary and middle school students in Florida KidCare

The Coalition will be partnering with schools in the region to enroll elementary and middle school children as part of a new partnership with the Florida Covering Kids and Families (CKF).

CKF, which is part of the University of South Florida, was one of 39 grantees to receive funding through the Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) — Cycle II Outreach & Enrollment grants. As part of the grant, the Coalition will receive $64,000 over two years to conduct outreach in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

The Coalition will conduct the following activities:

  1. Engage the five Neighborhood Learning Networks in Jacksonville. The NLNs are a collaboration between the Duval County Public Schools and the Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida, as part of an effort to improve family engagement in these locations. Each neighborhood is anchored by an elementary school, where the Coalition will focus efforts. Each site has a family liaison, who will be trained on the Florida KidCare application. Outreach staff from the Coalition will also work with the liaison to incorporate Florida KidCare and the importance of children’s health insurance into all segments of the NLN.
  2. Training staff within the Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns county school districts, particularly the guidance department, so they can identify uninsured children and link them with the resources they need to enroll in Florida KidCare – either assist the family with the application or refer to outreach staff at the Coalition.