Connecting Kids to Coverage
The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) has received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in order to provide outreach and enrollment to children and their parents. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) and improve the retention of enrolled children.
ESAHEC will collaborate with SEEDCO, a certified Maryland Navigator entity and national non-profit as well as the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, a non-profit located in Talbot County, Maryland.
The “Connecting Kids to Coverage” (CKC) program will target thirteen predominantly rural counties comprising the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester) as well as Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s). The Healthy Kids 2019 CKC program will target subgroups of Maryland children over the next three years that experience lower-than-average coverage rates, with a focus on Latino children and children living in rural areas.
Since 2013, ESAHEC has been providing outreach and enrollment into Medicaid, CHIP, and qualified health plans. This new funding allows ESAHEC to expand its commitment to increasing access to care through health care coverage to Maryland’s children and the medically underserved.
For more information, please contact Project Director, Consuelo Coffman at 443-477-1009 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org