Florida organization receives funding for Florida KidCare outreach in schools

Florida Covering Kids and Families (CKF) at 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 .

CKF — along with local community partners like the Coalition — will conduct outreach in schools across the state to enroll and retain eligible children in the Florida KidCare program.

Under the grant award, CKF will:

  • Engage school districts in outreach and enrollment activities. Rural school districts will receive special attention, as well as school districts with large populations of limited English proficient (LEP) students.
  • Use a multi-media teen marketing campaign and curriculum to target uninsured adolescents in high schools.
  • Work with the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals to increase the number of school professionals trained to identify and assist eligible families with applications.

The Coalition will be a subcontractor with CKF to provide outreach to the school districts in Northeast Florida.

Florida KidCare is low-cost health insurance for uninsured children under age 19 in the state. Most families pay $15 or $20 each month or nothing at all.