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Kentucky Links

Cabinet for Health and Family Services
This Web site contains many links to resources and services such as adoption, foster care, KTAP, adult abuse, child care services, child support, food stamps, and more.

Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs
The office provides medical treatment to children with physically disabling conditions. Patients receive care coordination services from RNs who work with pediatric specialists to determine a plan of treatment and ensure that every child receives appropriate state-of-the-art medical care.

Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Directory
This directory gives you the phone number and address for each of the state's 120 local community-based services offices. These are the offices that determine KCHIP eligibility.

Department for Public Health

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers
The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers across Kentucky have provided an invaluable outreach partnership with KCHIP. Please visit this site to learn more about this unique initiative.

Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities
The mission of DBHDID is to promote the well-being of all Kentuckians by assuring the provision of quality information, services and supports for individuals and their families through education, prevention, behavioral health care, monitoring, and public planning in the areas of mental health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities, substance abuse and traumatic brain injury.

Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky Youth Advocates, a non-partisan, non-profit, children's advocacy organization, represents a voice for Kentucky's most precious asset-- its youth. KYA delivers Kentucky children's message to the state legislature, the community, and the media.

National Links

The Academy of Pediatrics
General information for state children's health insurance programs (like KCHIP) with sections on research, advocacy, professional education, publications, you and your family, and what's new.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
General SCHIP research starting point with a search engine.

American Hospital Association
This page is primarily concerned with current issues and legislation in regard to health coverage.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
This organization is concerned with Title V programs or programs that cover young children and pregnant women. Publications and fact sheets are available.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The organization exists to inform, develop, and act on behalf of state health officials. The page provides specific information on environmental health, HIV, immunizations, primary care, maternal and child health, adolescent and school health, tobacco control, and infectious diseases.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
This Web page focuses on fiscal and budget issues. However, there is a start healthy, stay healthy campaign that focuses on SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) Programs.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration) The federal agency is responsible for the administration and guidance of such programs as Medicaid, Medicare, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). An excellent source for anyone interested in knowing more about these programs. It also has state-specific information.

Child Care Bureau
Administers federal funds to give children access to health care while parents work. The site also has a federal data section on child health.

Children's Defense Fund
A child advocacy Web site that offers an abundant amount of resources and information regarding issues that may affect children.

Covering Kids and Families
A national health access initiative for low-income and uninsured children. Covering Kids is a $47 million program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help increase the number of eligible children who benefit from health insurance coverage programs.

Cover the Uninsured
Cover the Uninsured, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a national effort with two goals: to highlight the fact that too many Americans are living without health insurance and to enroll them in available coverage programs.

Families USA
The self-proclaimed voice for health care consumers includes a child health expansion section which contains articles from the Medicaid Clearinghouse and individual families' stories.

Family Voices
This is an organization that advocates for children with special needs. One focus is the dissemination of information on programs that could be used by children with special needs.

Health Resources and Services Administration
The federal agency that directs national health programs which improve the health of the nation by assuring quality health care to underserved, vulnerable and special-need populations and by promoting appropriate health professionals workforce capacity and practice.

Hope for Kids
The program's mission is to bring hope to a hurting world. HOPE is one of the most effective health education and immunization outreach programs in North America. HOPE's outreach focuses on new and equally crucial health care issues, such as SCHIP.

Institute for Child Health Policy
The institute was begun by Florida to study children in managed care.

Insure Kids Now
The federal government and the states together offer health insurance coverage for children through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These programs serve families who are not able to afford health insurance coverage in the private market or do not have coverage available to them.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

Southern Institute on Children and Families
The purpose of this institute is to improve opportunities for families and children in the south with a focus on disadvantaged children. Links are provided for child health coverage, outreach, announcements, and income support.