Increasing Access to Health Coverage and Care for New York City Students


In 2001, about 246,000 children in New York City were eligible for, but not enrolled in, one of the public insurance programs offered by New York State. The Mayor's Office of Health Insurance Access and the Office of School Health will conduct a demonstration project in 23 schools to develop systems for covering uninsured children and connecting those most in need with a medical home. These schools, located in the city's poorest neighborhoods, are the sites for implementation of a new automated school health record that will allow the city to track information about student's insurance and overall health status. The project has three parts: 1) creating systems to track children's insurance and health status; 2) conducting outreach activities, enrolling children in coverage, connecting children with a medical home, and following up to see that needs are met; and 3) evaluating findings for possible citywide rollout. If successful, these new systems could improve the health of underserved schoolchildren in New York City.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York
Principal Investigator:
Marjorie A. Cadogan, J.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 11, 2003

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