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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 2

POLICY CODE:  JLA

 

 

TO:               Superintendents of Schools, and School Principals

 

FROM:          J. Duke Albanese, Commissioner

 

DATE:          August 1, 2001

 

SUBJECT:    Maine’s Child Health Insurance Outreach -- Year 4

 

 

As you well know, a healthy child is a better learner.  Over the past three years Maine’s expansion of health insurance coverage for children has been a success. Thousands of children have received both medical and dental coverage in part because of your efforts as Maine school systems. Thank you!

 

The challenge continues to be reaching the thousands of children still not covered.  Once again Department of Human Services Commissioner Kevin Concannon and I are asking your continued cooperation in helping to meet the challenge of distributing applications for no-cost / low-cost Child Health Insurance coverage to Maine families.

 

On or before August 3rd, a shipment of brochures will be mailed to you in sufficient quantity to send home with all students in your district. We will:

 

·        Provide labeling on the outside of the shipment to let you know the brochures are inside;

·        Provide for the mailings directly to individual schools, including an amount 10% over your last year’s enrollment (this saves you doing the counting for school buildings and extras so you won’t run short);

·        Expand this notification through other avenues to Maine children and their families; and

·        Include a check-off box on the state school free and reduced lunch application form for families wanting more information about health insurance coverage for their children;

 

Attached to this letter is an order form and phone # for acquiring additional copies  of the brochure in English or a variety of other languages (please contact Edith Menning at our Department, 207-624-6689, if you have questions, and see attachment).

 

I realize this is a very busy time of year for you and your staff. I sincerely hope you will once again work together with us to distribute these important materials to families with other materials you send home to start the school year. Please also place copies of the brochure in places around your district where family members who visit your schools will see them. 

 

The contributions of educators and health providers help to safeguard our children’s present well- being and prepare them for productive, responsible, and fulfilling futures. Your efforts make a difference. Commissioner Concannon and I both Thank You and your staff for meeting this challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC:  Public and Private School Building Administrators


 

 

Maine Department of Education

Additional Materials Order Form

August 2001

 

Within the next month, the Department of Human Services will be shipping Medicaid/Cub Care applications to you to distribute to your students. Please use this form to order additional English or foreign language versions of the applications.

 

Name:   _________________________________________________________________

 

School:    ________________________________________________________________

                       

Street Address:  ___________________________________________________________

 

Mailing Address:  __________________________________________________________

 

City:    ___________________________    State:    __________    Zip:    ______________

 

 

Version Quantity

 

English                                                           

 

Spanish

 

Somali

 

Russian

 

Farsi

 

Chinese

 

Amharic

 

Arabic

 

French

 

Serb-Croatian

 

Vietnamese*

 

Khmer*

 

 

 

NOTE:  Khmer and Vietnamese versions are being translated.  We expect to be able to mail copies of those brochures/applications after October 15, 2001.  All other language versions are currently available and will be shipped upon receipt of the order.

 

 

Please submit your order to Edith Menning by fax to 207 624-6691; by telephone to 207 624-6689; by e-mail to cshp.webmaster@state.me.us; or by mail to Edith Menning, Coordinating School Health Programs, Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0023.