Since 2004, we have covered over 23,000 children in the locally funded Healthy Kids program, as well as in Healthy Families, Medi-Cal and Baby Gateway.
Currently, there are about 1,260 children enrolled in Healthy Kids.
The following Health Plan enrollment figures for Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, and Medi-Cal programs is based on enrollment data from June 2004 - July 2012.
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Healthy Kids partners with First 5, Santa Cruz County Health Services and Human Services Departments and the Central California Alliance for Health, to ensure comprehensive community-wide outreach, enrollment and retention activities.
We work with some 30 bilingual Certified Application Assistors (CAAs), situated at community centers, clinics, schools and other sites to help families navigate complex enrollment applications.
Using a web-based enrollment tool, every effort is made to ensure a simplified "one-stop-shop" application process so that children are efficiently enrolled and retained in the coverage program for which they are eligible.
At the same time, Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County is partnering with state-wide children's advocates and the United Way in order to expand health care coverage to all California children.
For more information on these state-wide efforts, visit California Children's Health Initiatives (CCHI). CCHI is a coalition of local health coverage programs like Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County which operate in 29 counties throughout California.
While evaluations of Healthy Kids programs in other counties have shown our model increases access, improves parent confidence, and reduces missed school days, Santa Cruz County-specific evaluations show:
Since our launch in 2004, Santa Cruz County has secured over $13 million for the Healthy Kids program. Over half of which has been contributed by local County sources.
Annual leadership support has been provided by our County's Board of Supervisors and our local First 5 Commission.
We've also received consistent - and growing - support from local foundations, hospitals, individuals and businesses who increasingly view Healthy Kids as a community asset which is having a direct impact on the health and well-being of local children.
If you want more information on eligibility or how to enroll in Healthy Kids, Healthy Families or Medi-Cal, please call (831) 763-8568 or (831) 454-2515 or call or visit one of our Enrollment Assistance Locations below.
If you want to contact the Healthy Kids Health Plan administrator, please visit Central California Alliance for Health
If you have questions or need further information about the Healthy Kids program and our coalition, please contact us
 2008 HEDIS evaluation, Central California Alliance for Health
 2008 HEDIS
 2008 HEDIS
 2008 HEDIS
 Biannual Healthy Kids Evaluation Report, January-June 2009
 Michael R. Cousineau, DrPH, Gregory Stevens, PHD - "Preventable Hospitalizations Among children in California Counties after Child Health Insurance Expansion Initiatives," Medical Care, February 2008.
Sponsors of 200 Kids ($204,000+)
Sponsors of 100 Kids ($102,000+)
Sponsors of 40 Kids ($40,800+)