Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies

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Educational/Technical Assistance Programs

Florida Covering Kids & Families Outreach Training

Along with the many outreach objectives conducted by Florida Covering Kids &Families, we also host training seminars that may help others better understand the program. Among our many outreach programs, both our Local Coalitions and CHIPRA Local Projects receive Train-the-Trainer technical assistance regarding the ins-and -outs of Florida KidCare and coalition building. These Train-the-Trainer sessions help to prepare our coalition members to interact and connect with local entities as well as conduct outreach in their community. In addition to offering training for our coalitions, we provide Florida KidCare training for employees of Children's Hospitals in our FACH outreach program. In addition to these initiatives, our English Language Learner's (ELL) project works to increase knowledge of Florida KidCare benefits and the enrollment and renewal process among teachers, staff, and school-based paraprofessionals that work with families of Limited English Proficiency. The ELL outreach project also provides technical assistance and materials for school programs serving immigrant and refugee children as well as outreach to parents of ELL children in the form of parent workshops, letters home, and multilingual FKC materials available to teachers. In addition to the instructional trainings we offer, we will also conduct general educational sessions to inform those who may be unaware about the benefits of Florida KidCare. Our School-Based Outreach Project visits a variety of locations in order to convey the benefits of Florida KidCare to school nurses, health service workers, school advisory committees, school board members and parent-teacher associations.

Refugee Health Care Utilization Project

Evaluation project to determine the extent to which refugees access Medicaid and health care services after their arrival in the United States.
Up coming Poster session at the AHCA Medicaid conference June 28-29

Student Internship Opportunities

Student Internship Opportunities—A number of opportunities are available for student field experiences, special projects, and graduate assistantships. Possible projects include grant writing, assisting with clinical trials, data collection and analysis, secondary data analysis, and program implementation.