Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
January 12, 2017
New Issue Brief: Preventing Bullying in Rhode Island Schools
Bullying behavior is a social, educational, and health problem that affects many children and adolescents in Rhode Island and in the U.S. Youth involved in bullying can experience higher rates of mental health problems, aggression, suicide, drug use, school absence, physical health problems, and deficits in cognitive functioning during childhood and adolescence as well as into adulthood.  For more information, please see the full Issue Brief .

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Open Enrollment: Get Covered and Stay Covered!
Families in need of health insurance for 2017 have until January 31, 2017 to apply for commercial coverage through HealthSource RI. Those who already have commercial insurance through HealthSource RI this year should review their 2017 assigned plan carefully and decide whether they want to stay in this plan or choose a different plan.  For more information on how to apply, please check out the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project's information page .

Note re: RIte Care/Medicaid: If you are eligible for RIte Care/Medicaid, you can enroll at any time. Renewal is on a rolling basis (not just during this Open Enrollment period). Please watch your mail for renewal information, which will be sent 2 months before your renewal date. 

The Rhode Island Health Coverage Project is a joint initiative of
The Economic Progress Institute and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.
TeethFirst! - New Blog Postings & Campaign Materials
TeethFirst! continues to spread the word about the importance of early dental visits throughout Rhode Island. Please see the latest Tooth Talk blog postings: 

Please also connect with TeethFirst! on Twitter and Facebook and share our sample social media posts and videos about oral health with your social networks! 


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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is project lead on  TeethFirst!
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