District Team Self-Assessment - School Based Child Health Outreach and Enrollment

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Directions: For each question below, think about your school district and answer the questions below. Check RED if you haven’t begun work, YELLOW if you have started work, and GREEN if key elements are in place. This self-assessment can be printed and referenced as you and your team work to enroll students in children’s health insurance. If you would like to learn more about each statement, simply click the link and you will be directed to the appropriate section on the toolkit.

Key Elements
Not In Place

Room for

Key Elements
In Place

Have you estimated the number of uninsured children in your county and school district?

Do you have the support of the Superintendent and school districts leaders?

Do you have a project leader and interdisciplinary team chosen for children’s health insurance enrollment work?

Have you added the health insurance question to annual student enrollment forms?

Has a system been established for obtaining written consent from parents to allow data sharing?

Do you know the healthcare marketplace open enrollment dates and have you planned enrollment events for school health fairs and parent meetings?

Have school district materials been adapted or developed for all the options for children’s health insurance enrollment?

Have members of the district team participated in professional development and training opportunities and given formal presentations and workshops to district staff and parents about affordable health coverage for children?

Have formal partnerships been established with community organizations for enrollment efforts and data sharing that include a tracking system for application assistance and monitoring?

Have policy initiatives been introduced and funding resources identified to sustain school-based children’s health insurance outreach and enrollment work?

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The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. 

CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown. 

CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by individual donations, foundation, corporate and government grants.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.