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Where can I get coverage for my child?
Fresno Healthy Communities Access Partners
Josie Sanchez    
3845 N Clark St., Suite 105
Fresno, CA 93726    
(559) 320-0338
Jsanchez@fresnohcap.org
 
 
 


What is CHI?


 
The Mission of the Children and Families Health Initiative for Fresno County (CHI-FC) is to ensure all children and their families living in Fresno County have sustainable health care coverage and access to quality health care services that allow them to have a consistent, medical and dental home.


CHI Background

Since January 2004, a coalition of local community leaders and concerned community members is working to achieve a bold vision: Every child in Fresno County will have access to affordable health coverage and a medical home. Over the past four years, there are more than 8,000 children receiving health insurance in Fresno County due to these efforts. With the help of the California HealthCare Foundation and other partners, the Children’s Health Initiative for Fresno County launched in January 2006 providing a new comprehensive health insurance program (medical, dental and vision coverage) for children. An affordable family premium was created, subsidized by foundations and contributions from our community. The program has provided coverage for more than 1,600 children. Funding partners include Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, First 5 Fresno County, The California Endowment and Blue Shield of California. Community partners include Catholic Charities, Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities, Central California Legal Services, Centro La Familia, Children's Hospital Central California, Clovis Unified School District, Fresno Center for New Americans, Fresno County Employment & Temporary Assistance, Clinica Sierra Vista Health Centers,  and West Fresno Health Care Coalition.

 

Why is Fresno HCAP Supporting CHI?
 
Consistent with our goal: to improve access to quality health care for uninsured and underinsured in Fresno County
 
Recommendation of safety net providers: the best way to improve access is to provide insurance coverage