Blood Lead Screenings

October 24 – 30, 2021 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 3.3 million American families have children under 6 years of age at risk of exposure to lead. Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Families and Campaign partners can get more information here: CDC - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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Kentucky Campaign Outreach Video

Reaching children and families who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can be particularly challenging in rural areas of the country. But in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) is working within rural communities to help families enroll in and access health care. MCHC is one of the largest rural health centers in the country. They serve more than 30,000 patients each year across multiple locations and are a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). NACHC supports community-based health centers, like MCHC, and is helping to increase access to health care for the medically underserved and uninsured.