To help students start the school year healthy, the Rhode Island Health Center Association and local health centers host a Back-to-School event and enroll children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
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