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.

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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.