Blood Lead Screenings Available for Families

Did you know that higher blood lead levels are more prevalent among children from racial and ethnic minority groups and children from low-income households? Help inform families that Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Get more information here to share in your community: CDC - Blood Lead Levels in Children.

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2010 Tribal Outreach Grants

On April 16, 2010 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced grants to 41 health programs operated by the Indian Health Service; tribes and tribal organizations; and urban Indian organizations. The grants will help improve outreach and enrollment of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) uninsured children eligible for, but not enrolled in, their state's Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP).

Summary of the Awards

  • $10 million in 19 states
  • 41 grants
  • Funding for Indian tribes, Tribal health providers, and Indian Health Service providers to conduct outreach and enrollment efforts to increase Medicaid and CHIP coverage among American Indian/Alaska Native children.