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15.1 Number of outreach activities to promote access to health insurance done annually by the Children and Youth Branch’s Minority Outreach Coordinator, CYSHCN HelpLine Coordinator, and YSHCN Access to Care Coordinator (North Carolina)

Measure Status: Active

Measurement Category: Category 1: measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)

Service Type: Middle level: enabling services

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: To increase the number of children who are adequately insured

Numerator: Number of outreach activities to promote access to health insurance done annually by the Children and Youth Branch’s Minority Outreach Coordinator, CYSHCN HelpLine Coordinator, and YSHCN Access to Care Coordinator

Denominator: N/A

Significance: Having health insurance allows children to receive preventive care including well-child visits and immunizations. Children with insurance are more likely to have a usual source of care. With their elevated need for services, health insurance is especially important for children and youth with special health care needs.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Quarterly Outreach Report submitted by the Children and Youth Branch’s Minority Outreach Coordinator, CYSHCN HelpLine Coordinator, and YSHCN Access to Care Coordinator

Year: 2018/2020

Unit Type: Count, Unit Number: 500

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.