Evaluation of RWJF's Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative (Phase 2)

The Foundation's program, Covering Kids and Families, was designed to increase the number of eligible children and adults who are benefiting from federal and state health care coverage programs.Enrollment in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is not sufficient to guarantee that uninsured children have access to care. Even with SCHIP coverage, children still face significant barriers to accessing health care services. One component of the Covering Kids & Families (CKF) evaluation will examine the impact CKF grantees have had in addressing access barriers. The project will include interviews of 18 local CKF grantees who received Access Initiative grants. Five site visits will also be conducted with Access Initiative grantees. This collaborative project adds Carolyn Needleman, Ph.D., of Social Research Associates, to the project to lend her expertise and past experience from the previous evaluation of the Access Initiative. This component of the evaluation is currently being directed by Ian Hill at the Urban Institute, a subcontractor of Mathematica Policy Research. This project fits within the Foundation's goal of increasing enrollment in public coverage programs. Without appropriate access, coverage is much less meaningful. The task has three deliverables: (1) an interim report, detailing the results of the interviews; (2) a final report that ties together the information gathered from the interviews and site visits; and (3) a journal article from the project's findings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,775.00

Awarded on: 10/27/2006

Time frame: 11/1/2006 - 1/31/2008

Grant Number: 59268


Social Research Associates

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Bristol, 02809-1225


Carolyn Needleman
Project Director