"Healthy and Ready to Learn: Effects of a School-Based Public Health Insurance Outreach Program for Kindergarten-Aged Children"
Assistant Professor Jade Marcus Jenkins has published in Journal of School Health: "Healthy and Ready to Learn: Effects of a School-Based Public Health Insurance Outreach Program for Kindergarten-Aged Children."
Rates of child insurance coverage have increased due to expansions in public programs, but many eligible children remain uninsured. Uninsured children are less likely to receive preventative care, which leads to poorer health and achievement in the long term. This study is an evaluation of a school-based health insurance outreach initiative, “Healthy and Ready to Learn,” aiming to identify and enroll uninsured kindergarteners in areas of high economic need in 16 counties in North Carolina.
Jenkins, J. M. (January 2018). Healthy and ready to learn: Effects of a school-based public health insurance outreach program for kindergarten-aged children. Journal of School Health, 88(1), 44-53. DOI10.1111/josh.12579