Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
September 9, 2010
Connecting Kids to Health Coverage 
Get Covered Get in the Game Campaign
Rhode Island's RIte Care and Family Resource Counselor programs were highlighted as national models at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' Connecting Kids to Coverage Challenge event. For more information, read Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Executive Director Elizabeth Burke Bryant's post on the Say Ahhh! A Children's Health Policy Blog and read about Secretary Sebelius' challenge.

In conjunction with the event, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released new data by the Urban Institute showing that 83.5% of children in Rhode Island whose family incomes would make them eligible for RIte Care are enrolled in the program. This places Rhode Island 22nd in the U.S. for its Medicaid/CHIP participation rate. Rhode Island's participation rate was not statistically different from the national participation rate of 81.8%.
Register Now! Learn more about child and family well-being in Woonsocket
2010 factbook cover angled
The Woonsocket Data in Your Backyard community presentation will highlight findings from the 2010 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at The Chaplin-Perez Center. This event is co-sponsored by Connecting for Children & Families. For more information about the Data in Your Backyard community presentations or to register, contact Stephanie Geller at [email protected].
New Resource: Help for Working and Unemployed Families
Dad with Boy on Shoulders
This publication by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT describes services and benefits that can help Rhode Island's working and unemployed families. It includes current income-eligibility requirements and other basic information on public benefit programs such as RIte Care health insurance, SNAP/food stamps, child care subsidies and tax credits that are available to families with low- or moderate- incomes. Order free copies of Help for Working and Unemployed Families in English or Spanish by faxing or mailing the materials order form.
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In This Issue
starConnecting Kids to Health Coverage
starRegister Now! Learn more about child and family well-being in Woonsocket
starNew Resource: Help for Working and Unemployed Families
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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, education, safety, economic security and development of Rhode Island's children.