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CareSouth Carolina’s Healthy Kids Project created to advocate for the community

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Source: CareSouth Carolina
Published: March 9th, 2023
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CIMS Partner Center: CareSouth Carolina

CareSouth Carolina’s Community Outreach Team is working hard to ensure that community members are properly re-enrolled and enroll in Medicaid. One of these ways is through the Healthy Kids Project initiative. 

CareSouth Carolina was awarded a grant from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help enroll and renew Medicaid coverage for kids, parents, pregnant individuals, and non-English speaking individuals.

For over 40 years, CareSouth Carolina has served as a medical home — a place where people can experience healing, caring relationships — regardless of their personal circumstances.

Through the Healthy Kids Project, CareSouth Carolina has hosted community events, marketed in targeted areas, and looked to eliminate transportation barriers to patients who may not be able to get help otherwise.

Ashley Ford, Director of the Healthy Kids Project, said that CareSouth Carolina understands that the Medicaid enrollment and re-enrollment process can be confusing. That’s why the organization will be with you and take care of all aspects from start to finish. 

You don’t need to be a CareSouth Carolina patient to receive these services, either.

“If in doubt, just give us a call,” Ford said. “Don’t scramble your brain to try and figure it out. We’ll be able to walk with you through the entire process. Let us do the leg-work for you. Going to the local Medicaid office can be stressful, but we can do all of that for you, if you’ll let us assist you. It doesn’t cost you a thing.”