The West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families
Coalition is a group of individuals, private organizations and state agencies
working to improve the health of children and families in West Virginia. We
provide a forum for diverse organizations to discuss, coordinate and collaborate
on issues that improve the health and well-being of West Virginia children.
The Coalition conducts studies, convenes meetings and develops recommendations
for public and private action.
The Coalition regularly issues reports and policy briefs
related to the health and well-being of West Virginia children.
For the past eight years the Coalition has worked in West
Virginia to support and promote health insurance coverage for West Virginia
children. Its mission has to been to (1) promote coverage through CHIP and
Medicaid, (2) reach out to families to enroll children, (3) support policies
that simplify the eligibility and enrollment process, and (4) coordinate child
In 2007, the Coalition is reorganizing to emphasize its coordination mission.
CHIP expansion to cover all children will still be a priority, but in addition,
the Coalition will support and promote improvements in perinatal health, school
health, oral health and address the integration of child development and primary
care. The Coalition’s Agenda for Child Health can be seen
West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin
Supports Children's Health
News and Updates
|Save the Date!
GROWING HEALTHY CHILDREN CONFERENCE
The 2008 Growing Healthy
Children Conference on Child Health and Development will
be held November 13 – 14, 2008 at the Blessed John XXIII
Pastoral Center in Charleston. The Conference will
include plenary sessions on public policy and child
health and medical homes, as well as workshops on oral
health, perinatal concerns, and child development. The
2008 “No Greater Legacy/Distinguished West Virginia
Award” will also be presented. More information coming
soon! Sign up for e-mail
updates on this important conference.
Help Celebrate SCHIP’s 10th
As the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
enters its tenth year, the Healthy Kids and Families
Coalition would like to celebrate by hearing from
families who have been impacted by this program. If you
know of someone who could speak or write to this, please
Jeff Allen or call him at Healthy Kids and Families
Coalition, West Virginia Council of Churches, 344-3141.
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL:
A Forum on the Future of Health Care Access
in West Virginia
Sunday, September 14th, 2008 2:00 – 4:30 PM,
2312 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston W.Va.
UNINSURED CHILDREN MAP
Uninsured Children (2007)
WHAT'S NEW WITH
MEDICAID: How to Get the Services You Need
--West Virginia has made some major changes to part of its Medicaid
program in the last year. If you are included in the groups
covered by the new plan, the way you decide to deal with the
changes can have a big impact on the kinds of services you and
your children may
receive. This guide
is aimed at helping you deal with the changes. (PDF, 10MB)
• 2006 Town Meetings on Child Health
• Working to Improve Oral Health
• Supporting School Health
W. Va. Perinatal