Health Equity

Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition

2014 - $25,000

As Connecticut goes into the second open enrollment period, it will be critical to ensure that uninsured individuals can enroll in health insurance coverage. An important opportunity exists to identify systemic challenges to help the newly insured maintain their health care coverage.

The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC), will convene health and human service organizations supporting enrollment efforts to provide a feedback loop regarding the issues the newly insured encounter with their health insurance coverage and health care access. BCAC will also assist in health insurance enrollment in the Bridgeport area.

BCAC’s initiative is aligned with CT Health’s health equity goal of promoting insurance enrollment and navigation support systems that will increase and maintain coverage.

This grant will support BCAC in staffing costs to advocate on behalf of newly insured consumers so that Access Health CT and the Department of Social Services can work to identify solutions.

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