Research Report Assessing Community-Based Outreach and Enrollment Activities and Outcomes Relative to Need in Los Angeles County
Eriko Wada, Michael Cousineau, Anna S. Sommers, Ian Hill
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Health planners must invest in programs to maximize effectiveness and reach communities with the highest need. They often lack data to rationally allocate resources based on need. Using data from multiple sources, this study asks whether the resources devoted to outreach activities and the subsequent enrollment services are aligned with estimates of uninsured children among service planning areas and health districts in Los Angeles. Funds for outreach have been relatively well allocated in proportion to the distribution of uninsured children. Differences within SPAs, particularly with respect to outreach contacts and applications completed, were more noticeable. This suggests that some reallocation of outreach investment could lead to expanded coverage in some communities.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Immigrant access to the safety net State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development Community-based care
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