Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P486-492 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0108 View full text
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Richard Lichtenstein, Jane Banaszak-Holl, Joy Calloway, Rochelle Allen, Ellen Lopez, Rachel Ross, Penni Johnson, Sherry Riley

Abstract: Many low-income children who are eligible for public sector health insurance remain uninsured. There are many barriers to enrolling these children, but one key issue is parents' reluctance to use the services of the local enrollment agency, which is usually the welfare office. The Eastside Access Partnership, a community-academic coalition on the Eastside of Detroit, addressed the problem of uninsured-but-eligible children through a variety of interventions focused on (1) enhancing community members' understan…

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