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Back to School 2009




                            www.cdftexas.org

                           The 100% Campaign
A commu...
About Us
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked
relentlessly for 35...
Key steps to hosting your own enrollment drive
1. Give yourself at least 4 weeks to plan an event. Check with local social...
 



ATTENTION PARENTS!!!
                 DOES YOUR CHILD
              HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?

Your child may qualify fo...
¡¡¡ATENCIÓN PADRES!!!
    ¿TIENE SU NIÑO SEGURO MÉDICO?



Su niño podría calificar para seguro médico a BAJO o NINGÚN COS...
 



                                           The 100% Campaign
                        A community partnership to link ...
 


                                         The 100% Campaign
                       A community partnership to link ever...
Children’s Defense Fund 100% Campaign

               Sample Automated Phone System/Email Messages
1. Dear Parent- As a re...
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND 100% CAMPAIGN

                               Sample Back to School – PSA MESSAGES

1. Attention f...
1. Atención familias de estudiantes en HISD: ¿Sabía usted que hay una PREGUNTA en los formularios
   de matriculación de l...
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Back to School 2009 Mini Tool Kit

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Resources for those providing education and assistance to families of uninsured children during back-to-school time.

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Back to School 2009 Mini Tool Kit

  1. 1. Back to School 2009 www.cdftexas.org The 100% Campaign A community partnership to link every uninsured child with affordable health coverage through Texas schools For information about how to bring the 100% Campaign to your school district contact Kelli King-Jackson at Hkkingjackson@childrensdefense.orgH or 713-664-4080. Toolkit created by Amanda Aguirre
  2. 2. About Us The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority. The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. With offices in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley, CDF-Texas represents the interests of Texas children who cannot vote or speak for themselves. CDF-Texas raises awareness about the condition of Texas children, connects children and families to programs and services that help meet their needs, and works with community partners statewide, to formulate policy solutions and broad-based support for legislative action on behalf of children. About the 100% Campaign The 100% Campaign is a district-wide comprehensive outreach and training initiative to link every child to health coverage or an alternative health resource. A health insurance question is added to the school enrollment form to identify every uninsured child by campus. Project staff in local school districts, access the data and then contact families to educate them about available programs and offer them application assistance. Students ineligible for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid are connected with alternative health resources including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and other local clinics. What type of medical insurance do you carry for this child? CHIP  Medicaid  Private  None CDF partners with local stakeholders, including hospitals, foundations and corporations to adopt school districts with high numbers of uninsured students. Back-to-School Campaign Outreach • Awareness • Enrollment An intensive outreach and awareness campaign with the local and statewide coalitions, school districts and business partners, the Back-to-School Campaign is an initiative to promote enrollment and renewal in healthcare coverage through CHIP and Children’s Medicaid before children go back to school.
  3. 3. Key steps to hosting your own enrollment drive 1. Give yourself at least 4 weeks to plan an event. Check with local social service agencies to identify potential scheduling conflicts that would deter families from participating. 2. Determine where and when you want to conduct your event and discuss it with your co-organizers or any community partners involved. Look for existing events that you can partner with such as health fairs, school registration events, etc. Make sure that it is at an appropriate time and location for families. 3. Identify how many staff/volunteers you will need and schedule them for the event. Make sure your volunteers are trained so they are able to answer basic questions. Contact you’re the state agency that administrates your programs or local community organizations for assistance with training. Also, be sure to know where to refer families with difficult questions. Have lists of local clinics, county programs that can help families who aren't eligible for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid. 4. Make a list of supplies: table & chairs, sign-in sheets, applications, income guidelines chart, pens, copy machine, fax machine, give-aways, other information families may find useful. Often the state agencies responsible for enrollment can provide applications, brochures and promotional posters. 5. Promote the outreach activity prior to your event. Have heavy media or publicity up front -- Tell families exactly when, where and exactly what to bring. Ask everyone to distribute flyers. 6. Reconfirm your scheduled event with your contact two weeks prior to the event. Contact them the week before to make sure the event is still on their schedule. Also ask the location to distribute flyers. 7. One person should get at least 45 minutes early to set up and be prepared to assist families who arrive early. Ideally set up your materials in a prominent area at the location. Keep a sign in sheet to track your progress of the number of families and children assisted. 8. Place volunteers in key locations around the venue in order to engage families at many different points. This may require coordinating teams and having team leaders. 9. It is important to track the success of your efforts. Provide an evaluation form to volunteers at the end of the day. 10. Leave the site as it was. Take unused materials and completed family encounter forms. 11. Talk with your community and media partners and your contact at the outreach site. Let them know how the event went and thank them. 12. Two weeks after the event, use the sign-in sheets to follow-up with families after the event.
  4. 4.   ATTENTION PARENTS!!! DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE? Your child may qualify for affordable health insurance through Children’s Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you are pregnant, you may also qualify for the CHIP Perinatal program. CHIP can cover all of your children for a full year for $50 or less! A family of 4 can qualify if they earn up to $44,100/year or $3,675/month! Benefits Include: Regular checkups, doctor’s visits, vision, dental, prescriptions, shots/immunizations, labs, x- rays, hospitalization, mental health and medical specialist care, hospice, basic prenatal care and more! How to Apply or Renew: Visit www.chipmedicaid.org or call 713-664-4080 FOR A FREE APPLICATION What to Bring: Copy of a recent paycheck stub OR income tax form CHILD’s social security number Copy of CHILD’s birth certificate or permanent resident card Copy of child support income (if applicable) Copy of child care expenses (if applicable) For cash income – a dated, signed letter from your employer may be used. Letters must include employee name, amount earned, length of employment, and a phone number for the company. To qualify, children must be age 18 or under and either U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents Children’s Defense Fund Texas ● (713) 664 4080 ● www.cdftexas.org
  5. 5. ¡¡¡ATENCIÓN PADRES!!! ¿TIENE SU NIÑO SEGURO MÉDICO? Su niño podría calificar para seguro médico a BAJO o NINGÚN COSTO por medio de Medicaid de Niños o el Programa CHIP. Si estas embarazada, tambien podría calificar para el programa CHIP Perinatal. ¡CHIP puede asegurar a todos sus hijos por $50 o menos por un año! ¡Una familia de 4 podrÍa calificar si gana hasta $ $44,100/año o $3,675/mes! Beneficios Incluidos: Exámenes regulares, visitas al doctor, exámenes de la vista, dental, recetas médicas, vacunas, servicios de laboratorio, rayos x, hospitalización, atención de especialistas, cuidado de la salud mental, hospicio, cuidado prenatal básico. Cómo Solicitar o Renovar: Visite al www.chipmedicaid.org o llame al 713-664-4080 para una solicitud gratuita Que Debe Traer: Copia de talón de cheque reciente o formulario de impuestos Número de seguro social del niño Copia del acta de nacimiento o tarjeta de residencia permanente del niño Copia de recibos de costos de cuidado infantil (si se aplica) Si le pagan en efectivo: puede usar una carta de su empleador incluyendo la fecha, cuánto gana, con que frecuencia le pagan, cuanto lleva en el trabajo, la firma, fecha y numero de teléfono del empleador. Niños deben tener de 0 – 18 años de edad y ser residentes legales o ciudadanos de los E.E.U.U. El Fondo para la Defensa de los Niños de Texas ● (713) 664 4080 ● www.cdftexas.org
  6. 6.   The 100% Campaign A community partnership to link every uninsured child with affordable health coverage through Texas schools Enrollment Drive Sign-in Sheet Event Name: Date: Location: Person Responsible: Phone Zip Code/ Parent Name/ Child’s Name/ School/ Number Código Nombre Nombre del Niño Escuela /Teléfono Postal 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3.
  7. 7.   The 100% Campaign A community partnership to link every uninsured child with affordable health coverage through Texas schools     Yes, I would like to receive an application for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid for my child/ren. Yes, I would like the 100% Campaign to contact me so that I can receive help filling out the application. Name of adult: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________ Email: ________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ State: _______ Zip Code: _________ School: ________________________________________ Number of Children: Boys ______ Girls _______ For more information, call 713-664-4080. Hablo Espanol. The 100% Campaign A community partnership to link every uninsured child with affordable health coverage through Texas schools Yes, I would like to receive an application for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid for my child/ren. Yes, I would like the 100% Campaign to contact me so that I can receive help filling out the application. Name of adult: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________ Email: ________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ State: _______ Zip Code: _________ School: ________________________________________ Number of Children: Boys ______ Girls _______ For more information, call 713-664-4080. Hablo Espanol.
  8. 8. Children’s Defense Fund 100% Campaign Sample Automated Phone System/Email Messages 1. Dear Parent- As a result of the changing economy, you may have recently lost healthcare coverage for yourself and your family. XXX school cares about the health and well-being of its students. Did you know that your child may qualify for the Children's Health Insurance Program or Children's Medicaid? This Saturday, March 28th, outreach workers will be available to help families apply for these programs and to answer questions about other healthcare resources. For more information, please check the school website/front office, or call (877) 664-4080. 2. Dear Families – Emerson Elementary School wants every eligible child to have health insurance! Did you know that your child may qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program or Children’s Medicaid? A family of 4 making up to $44,100 may qualify. For more information on ways to apply please check the school website or front office (877) 664-4080. 3. Good afternoon staff – Did you know that your child may be eligible for health coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program or Children’s Medicaid? A family of 4 can make up to $41,100 to qualify. The programs offer comprehensive benefits including well- child, immunizations and specialty care all for $50 or less per year. Would you like help applying for coverage or do you want to learn more about the eligibility requirements? If so, please join us at the employee benefits information meeting where staff will be on hand to answer questions about these two programs. You can also visit the Employee Benefits website.
  9. 9. CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND 100% CAMPAIGN Sample Back to School – PSA MESSAGES 1. Attention families in HISD: Did you know there is a QUESTION on school enrollment forms that can help uninsured children get the healthcare they need? Check it! When your school knows if your child is uninsured, they can help you to apply for CHIP or Children's Medicaid – 2 affordable programs that are helping millions of kids to succeed in school and grow up healthy. Start the school year right by answering the medical insurance question and providing updated contact information on your student’s school enrollment form. This message brought to you by Children’s Defense Fund’s 100% Campaign and HISD, who want your children to get the healthy start they need. 2. Thanks to HISD and the 100% Campaign, getting healthcare for your uninsured children is easier than ever. You can apply for CHIP and Children’s Medicaid through your child’s school based on information you provide on his or her school enrollment form. Just make sure to complete a new form when school starts this year and answer the “Medical insurance question”. Provide Current Phone and Address Information so your school can contact you. You can get affordable coverage for your children through CHIP and Children’s Medicaid that lets them get the care they need to stay healthy and see the doctor when they get sick. Put covering your uninsured children at the top of your “Back to School” checklist. This message brought to you by Children’s Defense Fund’s 100% Campaign and HISD, who want your children to get the healthy start they need. 3. You know, you don't have to go to the emergency room every time your child is sick. Thanks to the Texas Legislature, CHIP and Children’s Medicaid are helping millions of kids to see the doctor so they can grow up healthy and succeed in school. You can get help enrolling your uninsured child, simply by marking “None” for the health insurance question on your HISD school enrollment form. When your school knows that your child is uninsured, they can help you to apply for CHIP or Children's Medicaid. Even if your child does not qualify because of citizenship requirements, the 100% Campaign can help you locate a free/low cost community clinic nearby. This message brought to you by Children’s Defense Fund’s 100% Campaign and HISD, who want your children to get the healthy start they need. 4. Attention parents in HISD – If your children are uninsured, their school can help you provide the healthcare they need. But, your school needs to be able to reach you. The enrollment form you completed last year won’t work for this year, complete and return the 2009-2010 enrollment form this fall. And if you move during the school year, remember to let your children’s school know. With current contact information, your children’s school can help you apply for CHIP and Children’s Medicaid – 2 affordable programs that are helping millions of kids to succeed in school and grow up healthy. This message brought to you by Children’s Defense Fund’s 100% Campaign and HISD, who want your children to get the healthy start they need. 5. If your child is uninsured, you've probably spent hours in the emergency room for non-emergency care. You can change that in just 3 easy steps. Step 1: Apply for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid. Step 2: Choose a health plan that’s right for your child. Step 3: Schedule an appointment to see a doctor. With CHIP or Children’s Medicaid your child can get regular check-ups to stay healthy and won’t have to wait at the emergency room when they get sick. Enrolling your children in CHIP or Children’s Medicaid is easy and affordable and Children’s Defense Fund can answer questions to help you through the process. Call 713 664 4080 to put covering your uninsured children at the top of your “Back to School” checklist. This message brought to you by Children’s Defense Fund’s 100% Campaign and HISD, who want your children to get the healthcare they need.
  10. 10. 1. Atención familias de estudiantes en HISD: ¿Sabía usted que hay una PREGUNTA en los formularios de matriculación de la escuela que pueden ayudar a niños sin seguro médico conseguir la asistencia médica que necesitan? ¡Verifiquelo! Cuándo su escuela sabe si su niño no tiene seguro médico, ellos lo pueden ayudar a aplicar para CHIP o Medicaid de Niños – son 2 programas económicos que ayudan millones de niños a tener exito en la escuela y crecer sanos. Empiece el año escolar bien, contesté la pregunta de seguro médico y provea su teléfono y dirección en la forma. Este mensaje viene por la Campaña Cien por Ciento del Fondo para la Defensa de los Niños y el distrito escolar de HISD, que desean que sus niños tengan el seguro médico que ellos necesitan. 2. Gracias a la Campaña Cien por Ciento, consiguiendo cuidado médico para sus niños sin seguranza es más fácil que nunca. Usted puede solicitar CHIP y Medicaid de Niños por la escuela de su niño basada en la información que usted ponga en su formulario de matriculación de la escuela. Nada más aségurese completar una nueva forma cuando empiece el ano escolar y contesta la pregunta de seguro médico. Proporcione Información Actual de Teléfono y Dirección para que su escuela los pueden contactar. Usted puede conseguir cobertura económico para sus niños por media del CHIP o Medicaid de Niños, dos programas que proveen que ellos consigan el cuidado que ellos necesitan para permanecer sano y ver al médico cuando se enferman. Haga lo un prioridad la cobertura de sus niños durante este "Regresa a La Escuela". Este mensaje viene por la Campaña 100% del Fondo para la Defensa de los Niños y el distrito escolar de HISD, que desean que sus niños tengan el seguro médico que ellos necesitan. 3. Sabía usted, que no tiene que ir a la sala de emergencia cada vez que su niño esté enfermo. Gracias a la Legislatura de Texas, CHIP y Medicaid de Niños ayudan millones de niños a ver al médico para que pueden crecer saludables y tener éxito en la escuela. Usted puede conseguir ayuda a inscribir a su niño, simplemente marcando "Ninguno" para la pregunta de seguro médico en su formulario de matriculación de la escuela de HISD. Cuándo su escuela sabe que su niño no tiene seguro médico, ellos lo pueden ayudar a aplicar para CHIP o Medicaid de Niños. Aunque su niño no califique, la Campaña Cien por Ciento los puede ayudar a escoger una clínica cerca de bajo costo o gratis. Este mensaje viene por la Campaña Cien por Ciento del Fondo para la Defensa de los Niños y el distrito escolar de HISD, que desean que sus niños tengan el seguro médico que ellos necesitan. 4. Atención padres de estudiantes en HISD: Si sus niños no tienen seguro médico, su escuela lo puede ayudar a conseguir la asistencia de salud médica que ellos necesitan. Pero, su escuela necesita poder comunicarse. El formulario de matriculación que usted completó el año pasado no es válida para este año. Favor de completará y volverá la forma nueva del 2009-2010. Y si usted se mueve durante el año escolar, recuerde de informar la escuela de sus niños. Con información actual de contacto, la escuela lo puede ayudar a aplicar para CHIP y Medicaid de Niños – son dos programas económicos que ayudan millones de niños a crecer sano y tener éxito en la escuela. Este mensaje viene por la Campaña Cien por Ciento del Fondo para la Defensa de los Niños y el distrito escolar de HISD, que desean que sus niños tengan el seguro médico que ellos necesitan. 5. Si su niño no tiene seguro médico, usted probablemente ha pasado horas en el cuarto de la emergencia para el cuidado básico. Usted puede cambiar eso en 3 pasos fáciles. Paso 1: Solicite CHIP o Medicaid de Niños. Paso 2: Si se acepta en CHIP o Medicaid, escoja el mejor plan de salud para su niño. Paso 3: Planifique una cita para ver al médico. Con CHIP o Medicaid de Niños, su niño puede obtener los exámenes regulares para permanecer sano y no tener que esperar en el cuarto de emergencia cuando ellos se enferman. Inscribiendo a sus niños en CHIP o Medicaid, es fácil, y económico, y La Campaña Cien por Ciento puede contestar a cualquier pregunta para ayudarle con el proceso. Llame a 713 664 4080 y hágalo un prioridad que sus niños tengan seguro médico durante este "Regresa a la Escuela". Este mensaje viene por la Campaña Cien por Ciento del Fondo para la Defensa de los Niños y el distrito escolar de HISD, que desean que sus niños tengan el seguro médico que ellos necesitan.

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