Insuring Virginia's Children: Local Outreach and Enrollment (Northern Virginia)
August 3, 2000
Lisa Sprague, MBA & Judith D. Moore
This one-day visit to a nearby jurisdiction was designed to allow participation by federal staff who have been unable to commit the three days required by a typical Forum site visit. Site visitors were given an overview of health care in Virginia and an introduction to the Children's Medical Income Security Program (CMSIP) as well as its proposed replacement, the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security program (FAMIS). A panel representing community organizations and providers shared their experience, touching on provider concerns, coordination of outreach efforts across counties, and assistance for clients after they are enrolled. The group visited the Arlington County Department of Human Services and the Inova-sponsored Partnership for Healthier Kids in Fairfax County.
For details on participants' impressions, see the Site Visit Report.