Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Maximizing Enrollment: Transforming State Health Coverage program

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.The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will continue serving as the National Program Office for this Foundation initiative. In this final grant period, NASHP will build upon the investment made by the Foundation over the past four years to help the eight grantee states and -- through spread activities-- all states transform their enrollment systems, policies and procedures to increase enrollment of eligible children and to be ready for expansion of coverage to an estimated 32 million more eligible individuals in 2014. The 20-month final period through January 2014 will allow NASHP to provide assistance and serve as a resource through the critical final year prior to and into the first month of anticipated implementation of expanded eligibility for health insurance affordability programs. During this final period of the Maximizing Enrollment National Program Office, NASHP will focus on: solidifying and sustaining the gains the eight states have made through this program to improve their enrollment and retention systems; sharing the accomplishments and lessons learned of the grantees to all states and stakeholders, including national partners and federal policymakers; continuing to work collaboratively with the program's evaluators and to document process accomplishments and challenges to complement evaluation reports; continuing to coordinate with the Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network project; and taking necessary steps to conclude the work of the National Program Office. NASHP will approach its work in two phases, the first during the nine-month period from June 2012 through February 2013 while the states continue their grant funded activities, and the second an 11-month period from February 2013 through January 2014, when NASHP will remain a resource and support to these eight states while also focusing on documentation, spread, and wrapping up the work of the National Program Office.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,425,000.00

Awarded on: 4/24/2012

Time frame: 6/1/2012 - 3/31/2014

Grant Number: 69999


Center for Health Policy Development/NASHP

10 Free Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, 04101-4897


Catherine Anne Hess
Project Director


Alice M. Weiss
Project Director