CHIPRA (Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act)
Teen Leader Project

Teen Leader Project

CHIPRA stands for the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, a legislation signed by President Obama on February 4, 2009. Through the legislation, states are supported to develop effective strategies to identify, enroll and retain health coverage for uninsured children who are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but not enrolled. One of the strategies that The L.A. Trust has successfully implemented over the years, has been using a train-the-trainer model to engage high school students with an opportunity to become leaders in their community. High school teachers and certificated staff will be trained, an in turn will recruit and train 15-20 students to conduct outreach and education to trusted adults (such as parents, family, neighbors).

Resources for Mentors and Students

LAUSD Children’s Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP)

Health Insurance Explained

Health Insurance Explained-The Youtoons Have It Covered

Video Source: “Health Insurance Explained: The Youtoons Have it Covered”, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, accessed October 17, 2016,

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