Include SCHIP on your list of back-to-school reminders


Children just went back to school for a new academic year; time, as it always is, for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to post a list of reminders related to the season for you to offer to parents:

This year, there's something for providers added to these commandments:

Six million of the nine million uninsured children in the United States are believed to be eligible for low-cost or free coverage through Medicaid or SCHIP; regrettably, their parents are unaware of that eligibility. To help remedy the situation, the AAP has joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Covering Kids & Families program's Back to School 2005 campaign as a national supporter. The campaign is sponsoring special outreach events this month. Want to find out about events planned for your state or to download information to distribute to parents? ought to be your destination.

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