Connecting American Indian and Alaska Native Children to Health Coverage

December 15, 2016

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.