CARE North Central Texas - Project Abstract
The proposed CARE (Coverage for Adolescents to Restore Equality in Healthcare) North Central Texas project will: Train at least 4 (2 bilingual) Application Assisters/II for 2 counties; 2) Target rural and urban areas with proven marketing and outreach practices to reach 1500 consumers over a three year period; 3) Host and/or participate in at least 15 education/outreach events; 4) Interact with at least 2250 consumers outreach and/or education events; 5) Assist or refer 768 children with applying for CHIP/Children's Medicaid 6)Assist at least 200 Pregnant women in applying for Medicaid/CHIP Perinatal during one-on-one appointments 7) At least 70% of those individuals will be approved for benefits; 8); and 9) Provide excellent oversight and stewardship of federal funds and project goals.
For this 3-year period: Community Council of Greater Dallas will provide Application Assistance for 2 counties with a budget of $1,219,939.00.
Total Budget: $1,489,773.00
Targeted Populations and Groups: Community Council of Greater Dallas will assist any consumer seeking application assistance, making necessary accommodations for customers with limited access due to disability. To expand on previous successes and provide targeted assistance to the uninsured and to eliminate health disparities in ethnic and racial minority communities and improve access to health care, the CARE North Central Texas Project intends to use funds from the cooperative agreement to target these populations: 1) Low-income; 2) Latino/Hispanic populations, African American populations, and populations with limited English proficiency; 3) Pregnant and new mothers and women with children.
Counties to Be Served: Dallas & Tarrant, two of the most populous counties in Texas, representing over 4.7 million people, (Apx.16.3%) of the Texas population — but just (.06%) of the total area of the state. According to kidscount.org, there are 503,037 children in this region who have enrolled in Medicaid and another 73,445 enrolled in CHIP, these children will need to begin renewing once the state reopens the renewal process. There are approximately 176,658 eligible uninsured children in Dallas and Tarrant Counties. There are also approximately over 400,000 pregnant women between the ages of 18-44 in these counties according to the Department of State Health Services Pregnancy rates.
Certified Application Assisters: 3 Application Assisters will be deployed across the 2 counties, all will be certified by October 1st, 2022, and will remain active throughout the entire budget year. At least 2 Navigators will be fluent in both English and Spanish.