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Connecting Children and Families to Health Care Coverage

Originally webcast January 17, 2008

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