UK Receives grant to connect Appalachian children to health insurance


NIB_appalachiangrantThe University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health(CERH) is one of 38 community organizations to receive funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of the Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign. These awards, provided by the bipartisan Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation, are designed to build on the historic progress already made in increasing the number of children who have health coverage.

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation, on behalf of UK CERH, is a first-time participant in the Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Program.  The award will support targeted strategies to enroll eligible children who do not have health coverage, including application assistance and targeted outreach for children and parents in 40 counties of the rural, mountainous, Appalachian region of the state.