Rural Partnership for Healthy Kids
The Rural Partnership for Healthy Kids (RPHK), funded through a cooperative agreement with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), seeks to connect children and families in small, rural communities with affordable health insurance coverage. Social workers collaborate with district partners to increase families' understanding of their healthcare options, facilitate the insurance enrollment and renewal processes, and connect families to community and district resources that promote student and family well-being. Rural Partnership for Healthy Kids offers free or low-cost health insurance for kids and teens. Children can get regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more. Children in a family of four earning up to $49,200 a year or more may qualify.