Monday, July 14, 2014
Eight Cities Receive Grants To Reduce Number of Uninsured Children and Families
Eight cities received grants of up to $260,000 each from the National League of Cities (NLC) under a program funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies that seeks to enroll more children and families in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Grants and technical assistance from the Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Initiative will support the implementation of comprehensive campaigns to reduce the uninsured rate for children and families by 50 percent in each of the eight cities. Families with health insurance reduce emergency room visits, avoid crushing health care costs and have healthier children who perform better in school.
The cities selected are:
Garden City, Mich.
New Bedford, Mass.
NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families is coordinating the Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative as part of a multi-year effort to increase access to health care for children and families funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies....