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Access to Health Care

Health Coverage Web site 
This database of health coverage options combines information about public programs, including Medicaid and the new Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan, with information from more than 1,000 private insurance plans. The Web site will be a one-stop shop for information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as other health care resources. 

Insure Kids Now!
This government site, containing links to individual state programs, is for use primarily by parents.

Children's Health Insurance: Tools to Advance Enrollment and Retention
This toolkit, produced by Insure Kids Now, offers how-to information and materials to launch or expand outreach and enrollment efforts for children's health insurance programs. Materials include backgrounders, enrollment document checklists, event posters, fact sheets, photonovellas, postcards, print public service announcements (PSAs), radio PSA scripts, and Web banners.

The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program
This web site provides information about how Medicaid's EPSDT program works with public health, families, managed care organizations, pediatricians, and other health professionals to finance appropriate and necessary pediatric services.

Access to Care, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
This page provides AAP chapters with the tools to strengthen access for kids in state capitals. The Academy's Medicaid Policy Statement and information concerning Medicaid and SCHIP are provided.

Reaching Out and Reaching In: Understanding Efforts to Identify and Enroll Uninsured Children into Health Insurance Programs
This report provides a review of what is known about the effectiveness of outreach and enrollment strategies, and a framework for ways to evaluate  future outreach and enrollment programs.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This foundation provides funding for and information on programs and health policy related to child health, including SCHIP.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) is the Nation's oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human services providers. Alliance members deliver quality services to over 12 million persons annually.

National Center for Farmworker Health
The National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation located in Buda, Texas whose mission is "to improve the health status of farm worker families through appropriate application of human, technical, and information resources."

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
The NHeLP is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed populations that are poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.

State Health Facts Online
This new resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health bureau (MCHB).


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