Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) has been awarded $1,499,820 over 3 years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to reduce uninsured rates and connect more children, parents, and families to health care coverage. CHC is one of 36 awardees nationally, and the only organization in Connecticut receiving an award.
The program provides enrollment and renewal assistance to children, families and expectant parents to promote improved maternal and infant health outcomes. It also engages participants in Connecting Kids to Coverage national campaign efforts, including back-to-school and year-round enrollment initiatives, and new plans focused on retaining individuals in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
A major focus for CHC under the grant will be outreach to children and families through the schools. CHC is Connecticut’s largest provider of school-based health care, with school-based care centers in 200 schools across the state.
“COVID has presented many challenges for families seeking health care coverage,” said CHC Founder and CEO Mark Masselli. “We are grateful to HHS and CMS for this award, which will help us meet the needs of families seeking coverage in cities and towns throughout Connecticut.”