Evaluating the success of Maryland's Kids First Act outreach at identifying and enrolling uninsured eligible children in Medicaid or SCHIP

The Foundation's program, State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), was designed to support research and evaluation of state health reform initiatives and develop an evidence base for future state and federal reform initiatives.This study will analyze Maryland's use of state income tax records to identify unenrolled Medicaid- and SCHIP-eligible children. The project will evaluate: (1) the policy's implementation; (2) the ability of this approach to identify eligible, uninsured children; and (3) Maryland's success in using this information to enroll children in Medicaid and SCHIP. This study will also inform other states' efforts to take advantage of existing data sources for outreach and enrollment purposes.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $183,664.00

Awarded on: 11/14/2008

Time frame: 12/1/2008 - 5/31/2012

Grant Number: 65635


State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, 21201-2301


David Idala
Project Director


Tricia Roddy
Project Director