Meanwhile, the Prevention Committee will be meeting in
Charleston from 1 to 3 PM on Tuesday, December 10 to develop
a work plan and strategies for developing the children’s
supplement. Anyone interested in serving on the committee
should contact Janet Hunt via e-mail at
or via phone at 304-293-1823.
CHIP Focusing on 15 Counties
CHIP has established outreach agreements with the
following organizations for more focused outreach in the top
15 counties determined with the highest number of uninsured
children in the state. The contracts will be in effect for
six months. Each agency has been encouraged to establish
working relationships with any other outreach workers in
their respective counties. It is possible these contracts
could be renewed based on performance and budget
- Kanawha--Partnership of African American Churches (PAAC)
for minority outreach
- Logan--PRIDE of Logan County through Logan County FRN
- Mingo--Mingo County FRN
- Cabell--Cabell County FRN
- Lewis--Lewis County FRN
- Marion/Monongalia--Marion County FRN
- Raleigh/Fayette--Raleigh County FRN (part of their
agreement contains minority outreach in Raleigh County
coordinating with the NAACP)
- Upshur/Randolph/Pocahontas--Nicholas County Empowerment
Corporation through Nicholas County Starting Points Center
- Wayne--Wayne County FRN
- Wood--Automated Health Systems
- Mercer--Community Connections (Mercer County FRN)
- Berkeley County has not been established yet.
Children’s Policy Forum
Beginning on the evening of December 10th, at the India
Center in Charleston, WV the WV Healthy Kids Coalition along
with the WV Coalition for West Virginia’s Children and the
West Virginia Welfare Reform Coalition will host a dinner,
Champions for Children. It is to recognize that 94 percent
of eligible children have been enrolled in CHIP or Medicaid.
Awards for outstanding contributions to the lives of
children will be given to deserving individuals.
The 2002 Children’s Policy Forum begins the next morning at
the John XXIII Center. The focus of this year’s forum will
be on communications with the media and the public. Watch
for registration materials in the mail. The next meeting of
the WVHKC is scheduled for January 15, 2020 in Charleston.
New Contact Information:
The WVHKC has a new Project Director, Julie Greathouse,
formerly Outreach Coordinator at Roane Family Health Care in
Spencer. Julie can be reached: 304-558-0600, Suite 300, 210
Brooks Street, Charleston, WV 25301 or email@example.com.
The website has just been redesigned with updated
information. Click on
What is "inROADS"?
The WVHKC is collaborating with the Department of Health and
Human Resources Department on a RAPIDS project called
‘inROADS’ (Information Network for Resident On-Line Access
and Delivery of Services). It is an on-line application
InROADS will allow residents to apply for WVCHIP, Children’s
Medicaid, and Pregnant Woman Medicaid via an on-line
application process. Community partners, including outreach
sites, will be able to utilize inROADS to assist customers
in applying for programs as well as track the number of
Development and customization of the project will continue
through April 2003 with a pilot test at the end of April.
Statewide rollout of inROADS is scheduled for May 2003.
As of October 31, 2020, there were
21,126 children enrolled in CHIP.
Back to School Out Reach Results
We are proud to report that Back-to-School 2002 Project was
a tremendous success. More than 1,200 events took place
across the country with more than 60 in West Virginia. The
results locally included an increase of calls to the hotline
and 500 children were enrolled in CHIP.
To date, Covering Kids and its partners have reached an
estimated audience of more than 114 million through
Back-to-School 2002 media outreach media outreach efforts.
Television stories ran in at least 120 U.S. cities,
including 46 of the top 50 markets. Radio stories appeared
in all of the top 50 markets, and more than 450 stories ran
in print publications across 48 states and the District of
The success of this campaign would not have been possible
without efforts our local
outreach coordinators, Family Resource Networks and many
others. Thank you for all of your hard work.
The HKC recently established a Prevention Committee to focus
on the following goals: (1) educate HKC members about
prevention and wellness, (2) build and sustain the coalition
by expanding our focus, and (3) promote primary and
secondary prevention. One of the priorities of the committee
is to work on increasing the understanding of prevention and
the use of "well-care" by families who receive their medical
coverage through WVCHIP and Medicaid. This is based on two
theories. First, families who understand the value of
prevention and wellness are more likely to maintain a
continuity of care (re-enroll in a timely manner) than those
who use the medical system for treating acute episodes. And
second, outcomes for families are better and systems costs
should be lower when families use the medical system in a
preventive/wellness manner, rather than for sick or
This committee will also take the lead in convening a
statewide group to develop a children’s supplement to the
West Virginia Healthy People 2010 objectives. Members of the
committee met with Tom Sims, WVBPH Health Promotion
Director, and some of his staff in October to discuss this
project. Janet Hunt, the committee chair, hopes to schedule
a meeting to begin work on this process early in 2003.