Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
February 13, 2015
Children's Dental Health Month - New TeethFirst! Resources
TeethFirst! is celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month by highlighting the importance of early dental visits for young children. 

TeethFirst! is proud to share two videos, featuring RI dental providers and families:
In addition, new information has been added to about: 
Help share this important information by ordering free TeethFirst! materials and joining the conversation on Facebook and Twitter! 
HealthSource RI Open Enrollment Closes February 15
Rhode Islanders who had coverage through HealthSource RI last year, but have not yet renewed should do so as soon as possible. Rhode Islanders who do not have coverage should apply for coverage through HSRI by February 15. Help spread the word to get and keep Rhode Islanders covered by sharing the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project's Get Covered and Stay Covered Flyer, and information about walk-in open enrollment sessions.
Health Coverage Discussed on Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV
Chuck Jones (President/CEO of Thundermist Health Center) and Elaine Hardman (VicePresident, Chief Operations Officer of Providence Community Health Centers, Inc.) joined host Elizabeth Burke Bryant on the latest Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV show to discuss the importance of consistent, high quality health insurance to achieving positive health outcomes, as well as the importance of RIte Care (which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary). Check out the episode here
New Issue Brief: Child Poverty in Rhode Island
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT recently released a new Issue Brief, Child Poverty in Rhode Island, which covers the prevalence and impact of child poverty in Rhode Island communities, and recommendations for short-term assistance and long-term solutions to lift families out of poverty. 

For more information, please see the media release, event presentation, and pictures from the event.
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