CHI OC, a member of the statewide community of CHI’s, is committed to enrolling children and families into health care and social services programs. With our healthcare leaders, partners, and donors we work together on a mission to implement, support and coordinate county-wide programs to provide health care access to the uninsured and underserved children and families. CHI OC’s focus is Outreach, Enrollment, Retention and Utilization.
To connect all children and families to affordable and quality health care and social services.
All children in Orange County need access to basic health coverage because “A child’s good health is the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.”
- To find and assist all children and families without healthcare
- To educate families about healthcare programs and the value of preventive care
- To ensure that each child has a health home with a primary physician and dentist
- To help families utilize and retain access to healthcare services
There are approximately 60,000 uninsured children in Orange County. Our goal is to connect children and families to accessible, affordable healthcare. We strive to improve the health and well-being of the families in our community.
- Uninsured children are 9 times more likely to be hospitalized for a preventable condition
- Uninsured children can cost the county up to $25 million each year
- Uninsured children have 1.5 times the death rate of insured children
- Uninsured children can cost the school system up to $100 million annually due to absenteeism
- Low income parents are 1.5 times more likely to be uninsured
- Low-income families with uninsured parents are 3 times as likely to have uninsured children
- Lack of health coverage compromises the health of low-income uninsured parents and the
financial stability of their family
There are approximately 1.1 million uninsured children throughout the state of California. This graphic from the California Healthcare Foundation provides a look at who these uninsured children are: