American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities encounter barriers to health access due to remote geographic locations, lack of access to reliable Internet and phone service, distrust of government programs, language and health literacy barriers, and cultural differences. A panel of experts discussed strategies to identify and engage AI/AN communities and Tribal organizations to promote Medicaid and CHIP enrollment – and specifically to help connect children in these communities to health coverage.
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