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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Outreach and Enrollment Strategies in Latino Communities

January 29, 2015
The majority of uninsured Latino children, an estimated 1.7 million, are eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but not enrolled. Closing this coverage gap requires culturally-competent outreach techniques to connect eligible families with health coverage. Experts from national and local organizations discussed health and coverage disparities as well as effective outreach and enrollment activities going on in Latino communities.