Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
June 2, 2014
RI Health Coverage Project Hosts Community Workshop - Materials Now Available

On May 20, The Rhode Island Health Coverage Project hosted a workshop about current health coverage options for Rhode Islanders under the Affordable Care Act (RIte Care/Medicaid and HealthSource RI). Topics covered included recent coverage gains, the enrollment process going forward, health coverage for former foster youth, special enrollment periods for HealthSource RI, and health care options for the uninsured. For all workshop materials, including presentation slides, please click here.


For more information or to join the Health Coverage Project e-newsletter list, please contact Rachel Flum, Project Manager: [email protected]

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show Focuses on Mental Health 

On the May episode of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show, Dr. Margaret Howard (Director of the Postpartum Depression Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital) and Susan Jacobsen (Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of RI) joined host Elizabeth Burke Bryant to discuss mental health and Rhode Island families. This in-depth episode discusses why good mental health is so important for the overall health of children and families, and what treatment options are available for mothers and families who are experiencing mental health issues.

For the latest data on children's mental health from the 2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, please click here.

New From TeethFirst! - Teething, Healthy Brushing, and More
The TeethFirst! initiative continues to promote early dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. New content about teething, healthy brushing habits, and oral health literacy have been added to the bilingual TeethFirst! website and Tooth Talk Blog.

Be sure to share these new resources with your staff, patients, clients, and fellow community members as well as connect with TeethFirst! on Facebook and Twitter!  
2014 Legislative Session 
RI State House
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is tracking bills and budget items relating to children and youth during the 2014 Legislative session. 
Visit our Legislative Info Page for the latest on legislation and upcoming hearings and to read our public testimony.
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