The Florida KidCare Local Coalitions were created to build lasting capacity within their communities to increase enrollment in Florida KidCare and keep children in the program during the renewal process. There are 19 target areas for local coalitions throughout the state that capitalize on their strengths and capabilities of cooperative partnerships to reduce the uninsured children rate within their communities. The central focus of each coalition is to ensure that agencies, organizations, schools, businesses, faith-based organizations and any other community-oriented entity work collaboratively to conduct Florida KidCare outreach and to provide families and advocates a community-based network for providing families with application assistance and retention support for the state’s Medicaid and CHIP program, Florida KidCare.
The primary goals for the Florida KidCare local coalitions are to:
Kids & Families
provides the local coalitions with an opportunity to enhance their community
impact through the Florida KidCare Local Coalitions Capacity Building Training.
Coalitions in ever-changing environments, like that of Florida KidCare, need to
be adaptable in order to be effective and sustainable. This training allows
participants in existing local Florida KidCare Coalitions to develop skills,
increase knowledge and build adaptive capacity. Adaptive capacity is a
coalition’s ability to monitor, assess, and respond to internal and external
changes. Each coalition selected to participate in a capacity training are
awarded a small stipend to offset the costs for hosting the day and a half long
training. This opportunity allows for the coalition to receive direct technical
assistance in expanding the capacity, as well as, community partnerships in the
coalition, thereby improving their ability to serve uninsured children in their
counties. The training concludes with a planning session to assist the
coalitions with organizing a local business roundtable. Each coalition selected
for this training is expected to conduct a business roundtable to engage at
least five new business partnership commitments.
To view a list of current Local Coalitions, click here.