This brief examines the impact of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program—Covering Kids & Families (CKF)—sponsored in 46 states and funding 152 local grantees. Its goals were to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults eligible for health coverage, and to sustain those reductions after CKF ended. The authors summarize the ways that CKF coalitions were built, the changes they supported, and the sustainability of those changes after the grant period.
A new survey that was conducted in mid-2007 is expected to provide an update on the sustainability of these changes. However, it appears that most coalitions did continue their roles as agents of change and that their work remains critical.