Evaluation of Iowa’s Efforts to Enroll More Adolescents in Medicaid and SCHIP

The Iowa Department of Public Health received funding to launch outreach efforts targeted at adolescents and their families to encourage enrollment in Medicaid and SCHIP. The Public Policy Center is evaluating these efforts. This multi-component evaluation includes the use of Medicaid data, telephone surveys with new enrollees, an online survey of uninsured adolescents, and in-depth interviews with outreach coordinators. Through the evaluation, we will learn more about the uninsured population in Iowa and how best to reach them.