Together We Can Make Sure All Children are Happy, Healthy and Ready to Learn! Let’s #InsureAllChildren

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have launched health insurance initiatives in 15 school districts large and small, urban and rural in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to identify and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through support from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2011-2013) and The Atlantic Philanthropies (2013-2016). This school health enrollment toolkit (#InsureAllChildren), supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, contains lessons learned from districts in each of these states, with a major focus on the past three years in four school districts in California and three school districts in Texas.

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The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. 

CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown. 

CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by individual donations, foundation, corporate and government grants.

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, represents, works alongside, supports, and is the voice of superintendents and education leaders across the United States. Thirteen thousand strong and 151 years old, we remain committed to excellence and equity for each and every child in public schools. Leveraging our 49 state affiliates and national partners, we focus on developing school system leaders who can meet the challenges facing 21st century students and beyond.