While there has been steady progress in reducing the number of uninsured Hispanic children in the United States, access to and enrollment in health coverage for Hispanic children and families continues to be disproportionately lower than other demographics. Hispanic children are one and a half times as likely to be uninsured than all other children. The Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign assembled a panel to discuss strategies to increase Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment for Hispanic children, with a special emphasis on developing messaging and activities that resonate with Hispanic families.
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.