For Immediate Release…
Mountain States Group Announces Grant Award for Covering Idaho Kids
Boise, Idaho, July 10, 2013: Covering Idaho Kids, a program of Mountain States Group, Inc., has received additional funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the amount of $539,956 for two years. Covering Idaho Kids is one of 41 grantees nationwide and will continue to raise awareness of Idaho’s children’s health insurance program.
“We know that when children get covered, they are more likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy and that families have more security in a health emergency. Currently, almost 50,000 children in the state of Idaho are uninsured and over half of those are eligible, but not enrolled in public health insurance,” said David Chase, Covering Idaho Kids program director. “This grant award will ensure that more Idaho families are aware of low-cost health insurance options for children.”
Covering Idaho Kids relies on an outstanding team of community health workers to provide public education to families around the Treasure Valley and beyond. Covering Idaho Kids staff can also train organizations and agencies that serve families so that they are better equipped to explore health insurance options with their clients. The program partners with community health centers, employers, schools, and libraries, among other organizations.
If you would like to schedule a training session for your organization or know a child who needs health coverage, please call David Chase at 208-3335-5533 x 233. Also see http://www.coveringidahokids.org for more information.
Covering Idaho Kids is dedicated to increasing the enrollment of underserved Idaho children and teens in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Mountain States Group, Inc. changes lives every day. Individuals, families, local communities and national programs have benefited from Mountain States Group’s programs for almost 40 years. How? Through a host of services in areas of rural health, mental health, public health and policy, healthy children and families, refugee services and economic development, and healthy aging.
For more info: http://www.mtnstatesgroup.org