The Foundation's initiative, Maximizing Enrollment for Kids: Making Medicaid and SCHIP Work, was designed to increase health insurance coverage of eligible but uninsured children in Medicaid and SCHIP by helping states improve their policies and procedures and to measure the impact of these changes.In this third year for Maximizing Enrollment for Kids, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), the National Program Office, will support the eight selected grantee states' efforts to maximize eligible children's enrollment in public health coverage programs by fully implementing and ramping up technical assistance and peer learning opportunities. More specifically, NASHP's activities supported by this technical assistance and direction grant will encompass five key areas: (1) planning, administering, and collaborating on the national program with the Foundation and key partners; (2) providing technical assistance to help state grantees implement their improvement goals and successfully navigate health reform and political leadership changes; (3) facilitating peer-to-peer learning and exchange; (4) sharing lessons learned with state and federal policy-makers and stakeholders; and (5) working with the Foundation, other state coverage National Program Offices, federal, advocate, and state partners to analyze opportunities, plan new strategies, and develop resources to aid implementation of new enrollment systems in the wake of health reform.
Amount Awarded $1,130,724.00
Awarded on: 5/27/2010
Time frame: 6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011
Grant Number: 64654