Issues in Developing Programs for Uninsured Children: A Resource Book for States. 2. Coordinated Outreach Efforts


An approach common to all nine states was the coordination of outreach efforts with other programs. Relying on an "extended family" in the community serves two primary functions: (1) it is a cost-effective method for programs with small outreach budgets; and (2) it effectively reaches shared target populations. Partners include schools, child care centers, local and state public health departments, providers, medical associations, family planning clinics, state maternal and child health departments, Medicaid, WIC, Head Start, Healthy Start, among other programs and organizations (See Table 16).