Title: Native Health Connecting Kids to Coverage Healthy Kids AIAN 2020 Project
FOA Number: CMS-2D2-20-001
36 month project period
Year one: $250,000
Year two: $250,000
Year three: $250,000
Through this initiative, NATIVE HEALTH, will expand outreach and enrollment strategies to include strategies new to the agency. While Native Health will continue to deploy Family Health Advocates (formerly Outreach and Enrollment Specialists) they will be paired with a Parent Mentor. The Parent Mentor role will provide a connection to the community we are targeting and will assist families are they strive to attain coverage. The Family Health Advocates will continue working with local school districts, Tribal Social Services and the Maricopa County Foster Care Programs to identify and enroll grandparents and/or guardians of foster children in family placement. The program will also expand the school base enrollment strategy to include secondary educational facilities such as the Mesa Community College. The program staff will include one Program Coordinator who will also be the Lead Family Health Advocate, two Family Health Advocates, and three Parent Mentors to carry out the following goals and objectives:
Goal 1: By December 2022, Native Health will improve access to care for American Indian/ Alaska Native children and their families by increasing awareness of the Healthy Kids Act and building consumer trust; increasing the number of Medicaid and CHIP enrollments and renewals; and increasing the utilization of Native Health as a medical home.
Objective 1: By December 2022, Native Health will document at least 2,000 outreach contacts annually and will enroll or renew 1,500 American Indian/Alaska Native children in CHIP and/or Medicaid.
Objective 2: By December 2022, Native Health will enroll or retain 750 uninsured/insured parents and legally bound guardians in an insurance affordability program as a direct result of this project.