For a number of years Healthy Communities of LaPorte County’s Covering Kids and Families Coalition has been housed at the Michigan Township Trustee’s office on 2601 E. Michigan Boulevard. Beginning Monday, September 23rd the Covering Kids and Families Coalition will join their lead agency Healthy Communities of LaPorte County in their 115 E. 4th Street office.
“Housing Covering Kids and Families with our organization simply made the most sense,” said Executive Director Camille Kalil. “This will allow increased opportunities for collaboration with all Healthy Communities programs.”
The Covering Kids and Families move could not have come at a better time. This fall both organizations will be undergoing training to become Certified Indiana Navigators and Certified Counselors for residents seeking application assistance with the Affordable Care Act.
The change will allow the organization to reach more LaPorte County residents that are uninsured and underinsured that did not qualify for Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, or the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Covering Kids and Families will continue to have a presence at the Township Trustee’s office. In partnership with Michigan Township Trustee, Rodney Washington, enrollments will continue to be conducted on site.
“We are very pleased at the continued partnership between Rodney Washington, his office, and our coalition,” Kalil said. “His continued generosity means a lot to our organization and to the members of the community that will continue to receive our services at his office.”
When: September 23rd
Where: 115 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360
Healthy Communities of LaPorte County’s Covering Kids and Families Coalition’s vision is that all Hoosier children and families have health care coverage, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana actively engages in a CARE model, focusing on: Coalition building among health centers, providers, practitioners, faith-based organizations, schools, state agencies, and funders throughout Indiana; Advocacy to reduce barriers and increase access, availability, and affordability; Resource building among our partners to increase access to health care; and Education that effectively responds to health disparities and positively influences public policy.
Healthy Communities of LaPorte County empowers individuals and organizations in the common interest of public health. Our scope of community work includes health insurance coverage, tobacco cessation programs, public health interests, and literacy.
For more information on the services Healthy Communities of LaPorte County and Covering Kids and Families Coalition of LaPorte County offers please visit: http://www.healthycommunitieslpc.org