A recent community needs assessment conducted by the Institute for Child Success (which is leading the collaborative’s Childhood Homelessness Project) revealed gaps in services and the critical state of housing instability in Greenville County. In response, we are organizing a listening tour to understand community issues on the ground.
Pew Charitable Trusts released a report that details spending and enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, for short). The report details how CHIP has helped reduce the number of uninsured children from 10.7 million in 1997 to 6.6 million in 2012. It also states that the program costs 40% less per child than traditional employer-sponsored insurance and Medicaid.
In 2012, CHIP provided health care for 7% of South Carolina’s children.