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Healthy Children Are Ready To Learn [microform] : Promoting Health Insurance for Your Students. A Step-by-Step Guide for School Districts
Bib ID 5688852
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Department of Education, Washington, DC
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
67 p. 

Health problems impede the academic performance of many children. Schools are in a unique position to help their state's Medicaid and children's health insurance programs connect with parents who lack health insurance for their children. This guide provides suggestions for identifying eligible children, informing parents of free or low-cost insurance programs, and referring parents to their state's insurance program. Designed to help school districts participate in the outreach effort, the guide offers plans for several levels of involvement, from supporting the outreach efforts of others to conducting their own campaign. Part 1 of the guide outlines how schools can make health insurance available to students through: (1) distributing information about health insurance for children and adolescents; (2) identifying children who need health insurance; and (3) partnering with other agencies to secure health insurance for students. Part 2 lists resources for finding more information on developing health insurance outreach programs, including state contacts for Medicaid and state children's health insurance programs. Part 3 of the guide contains numerous tools, such as sample letters, tips on implementation, and prototype documents to support a district's selected outreach approach. (KB)


Availability: Health Care Financing Administration, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 (HCFA Pub. No. 02196). Tel: 410-786-3414; e-mail:; Web site:

ERIC Note: For related document on health insurance for children, see PS 030 122.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adolescents.  |  Agency Cooperation.  |  Child Health.  |  Children.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Enrollment.  |  Family School Relationship.  |  Health Insurance.  |  Outreach Programs.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Childrens Health Insurance Program Medicaid
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Department of Education, Washington, DC  |  Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC  |  Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
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