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Integration and Coordination of Children’s Health Programs

Organization: Insure the Uninsured Project

Primary Contact: David Yun, MPH

Grant Amount: $30,000 for 6 months

Date Awarded:


To present a model of a health care system that integrates many of the existing coverage programs.


California has at least 10 public programs for children’s health, each with its own eligibility, scope of benefits, provider network, and payment policies. This fragmentation requires that families spend a great deal of time determining which program fits their needs and eligibility. The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) assessed the current state of children’s health programs and identified opportunities to consolidate some of them. These opportunities were discussed by a work group of stakeholders, and a final report was produced and released at ITUPs 2014 annual meeting where it served as the basis for a panel discussion. The report and specific recommendations can be found on this site or on the ITUP site.

Related Resources

This series of issue briefs, prepared by the Insure the Uninsured Project and funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, examines the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage for children in California, and offers recommendations on how the state might alter existing programs and systems to better serve children.