Out and In: Engaging Schools in Outreach to Insure All Children
AASA's 2015 Superintendent of the Year, Philip Lanoue talks about taking up the charge on a vision for healthy, well-educated children. Lanoue cites his district's engagement in the AASA/CDF school-based health insurance initiative as the district's gateway to setting performance goals on healthy students in their strategic plan. Watch video here.
In 2011, AASA was awarded a two-year federal grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). At that time, there were eight million uninsured children in the United States.
| Watch this video, "Engaging Schools in Outreach to Insure All Children"from a session at the AASA 2013 National Conference on Education, featuring four superintendents as they discuss insuring all children. This work was supported by a grant from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
AASA worked in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) with eight school districts:
• Clarke County Public Schools (GA)
• Clarksdale Municipal School District (MS)
• Cleveland School District (MS)
• El Monte Union High School District (CA)
• Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA)
• Jefferson Parish Public Schools (LA)
• Mountain View School District (CA)
• Orleans Parish School Board (LA)
School Governance and Leadership: "Insure Our Children, Ensure Our Future" (Fall 2013)
|Read about the great work
accomplished by eight school districts to enroll eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP in the School Governance and Leadership: “Insure Our Children, Ensure Our Future” (Fall, 2013)
Sharon Adams-Taylor, Associate Executive Director