Current Enrollment in Public Coverage Programs
|Children and teens||Adults|
|Medi-Cal: 18,888||Medi-Cal: 24,470|
|Healthy Families: 10,383||ACE: 25,645|
|Healthy Kids: 5,181||MCE:|
Includes demographic description of Healthy Kids enrollees, factors that contributed to successful implementation in first year, and context of San Mateo County’s health services system.
Includes establishment of outreach and enrollment sites, comparison of health characteristics of Healthy Kids enrollees with Medi-Cal and Healthy Families enrollees, data on access and use of health services, and parent satisfaction with Healthy Kids.
Includes the key role of school-based outreach activities, efforts to improve retention in public coverage programs, and barriers to accessing dental and mental health services.
A comprehensive evaluation of results achieved in the first 5 years.
Urban Institute Policy Briefs
Examines and compare usage and costs of services. 2004 – 2005
Examines access, use, and costs of dental services for enrollees. 2004 – 2005
Examines how enrollees access services and barriers to using services by children in need of mental health care. 2004 -2007
Highlights of 3 County Healthy Kids Evaluations
California Children’s Health Initiatives Website
Findings on Healthy Kids program impact on improving access to health care, reducing level of unmet needs, and increasing parent confidence in obtaining care for children.
Learn about the statewide collaborative of children’s health initiatives in 29 counties, and the history of CHI in California.