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Lake Community Health Worker Program to offer Florida KidCare Application Assistance Training

RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2011

TAVARES — The Lake County Community Health Worker program is offering training to organizations, businesses, agencies or individuals that are interested in helping Lake County families learn about, and apply for, Florida’s children’s health insurance program - Florida KidCare. The training will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lake County Department of Community Services, located at 1300 S. Duncan Drive, Building E, in Tavares.

Participants will be trained on how to complete the Florida KidCare online application, as well as gain an understanding of the basic requirements for eligibility in order to provide general Florida KidCare information to the public. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. To register, contact the Lake County Community Health Worker Program at (352) 343-9626.

“We feel it is important that agencies and individuals in our community that provide services to families are well informed about the Florida KidCare program,” said Maria Granado, Lake County Community Health Worker Specialist. “With this goal in mind, this Florida KidCare application assistance training will better equip individuals and agencies to help families that have questions and need assistance applying for the Florida KidCare program.”

Individuals looking to complete the training, but are not affiliated with an organization, are required to register as a volunteer for the Lake County Community Health Worker program.

Eligibility for the Florida KidCare program is based on household size and family income, and is available even if one or both parents are employed. Florida KidCare health insurance covers routine doctor and dental visits, vision care, emergency care, prescriptions and other services.  

Since 2007, the Lake County Community Health Worker Program has worked with local community partners to raise awareness of services offered through the Florida KidCare program. In 2009, the Lake County Florida KidCare Coalition was established with a vision to make certain that all uninsured children have access to quality, affordable health care, which would enable them to live happy, healthy and productive lives and give parents peace of mind

For more information or to register for the training, call the Lake County Community Health Worker Program at (352) 343-9626.

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More Information:
Lake County Community Health Worker Program
(352) 343-9626

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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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