Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
January 19, 2012
Rhode Island Cuts Red Tape
The process of applying for RIte Care health coverage just got easier for children and families. Starting in November 2011, citizenship status and identity will now be verified electronically, using an approved data matching system with the Social Security Administration. This means that additional hardcopy paper documentation will be required if the system does not find a match. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services will also use the same process to confirm citizenship and identity for Rhode Island Works, SNAP and child care subsidies.
Oral Health Commission Summit

The Rhode Island Oral Health Commission's Annual Summit will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The Commission works to increase access to oral health services for children, adults and the elderly; expand the capacity of the dental safety net providers; and increase training opportunities for the dental workforce. 

Click to view the
invitation letter and registration form. Please register by February 3, 2012.

2012 Legislative Session
RI State House

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT monitors legislation related to Rhode Island child well-being during the legislative session. View our website's Legislation section for updated hearing announcements, legislative tracking and testimony from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.

RIte Care Outreach Materials
RIte Care Flyer

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has RIte Care Outreach Materials in multiple languages that can be used at health fairs or other events to help spread the word about RIte Care and the importance of children's health insurance coverage. 


Download an order form to request free copies of informational flyers and posters.



In This Issue
starRhode Island Cuts Red Tape
starOral Health Commission Summit
star2012 Legislative Session
starRIte Care Outreach Materials
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