Research Report Evaluation of the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative
First Annual Report
Embry M. Howell, Dana Hughes, Holly Stockdale, Martha Kovac
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In early 2003 San Mateo County, California launched the Children's Health Initiative (CHI), a program to ensure that 100 percent of children have access to comprehensive health insurance coverage. This first annual CHI evaluation report shows that, in its early months, the CHI achieved rapid enrollment growth in its new insurance product, "Healthy Kids." Utilization of services was low in the initial months. This successful outreach and enrollment is a product of intensive and sustained collaboration among the CHI partners. Future evaluation reports will document the impact of the program on access to care and cost.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Children's health and development Community-based care Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Health Policy Center