Connecting Children and Families to Health Care Coverage
Anne Marie Costello
Director, Bureau of NYC Compliance and Customer Service
Division of Coverage and Enrollment
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Donna Hill, PhD, RN
District Coordinator of School Health
Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
Ensuring that all children and adolescents have access to comprehensive affordable health insurance coverage is at the top of Governor Spitzer's health agenda. This session will look at who New York's uninsured are, describe the State's campaign to provide access to health insurance for all children and eligible adults and highlight initiatives underway that will make it easier for families to apply for and renew their coverage. It will also describe a collaborative partnership in the City of Rochester, NY to increase insurance coverage for school students and their families.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Describe trends in health insurance coverage in New York State.
- Apply available tools to facilitate enrollment in state health insurance programs.
- Describe ways that health organizations can collaborate with schools to assist families enroll in health insurance programs
January 17, 2008
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
These activities have been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-154 and have been approved for 1.0 contact hour each.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.