Blood Lead Screenings Available for Families

Did you know that higher blood lead levels are more prevalent among children from racial and ethnic minority groups and children from low-income households? Help inform families that Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Get more information here to share in your community: CDC - Blood Lead Levels in Children.

U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

CMS Awards Nearly $6 Million in Funding to Help Increase Enrollment of American Indian and Alaska Native Children in Medicaid and CHIP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced nine new grant awards under the Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2018 (HEALTHY KIDS Act) Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements funding opportunity. The grant awards will fund outreach and enrollment strategies aimed at educating American Indian and Alaska Native Children families about the availability of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and directly assisting families with the application and renewal process. Total funding for the 9 cooperative agreement awards is just under $6 million.

More information about individual awardees and the Connecting Kids to Coverage grant program.