Dawn Schluckebier is an Associate for Family Economic Success at the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families.
Dawn Schluckebier is an Associate for Family Economic Success at the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families. In her role, she provides support for multiple projects related to improving health outcomes and family financial stability. Current projects include an initiative to help cities develop outreach and enrollment campaigns to increase enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP, an initiative to help cities provide access to year-round meals for children through afterschool and summer meal programs, and a pilot program designed to connect residents in need to the existing financial empowerment services in their cities through city-owned water utilities.
Blog Post List
February 23, 2015
This post originally appeared on the National League of Cities’ blog, CitiesSpeak . “It doesn’t matter why people don’t have insurance; what matters is that we help them get it.” -Valerie McDonald Roberts, City of Pittsburgh Although the 2015 deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare Marketplace has passed, there are still ways for children and families to get covered. Depending on household size and income, children and families may qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) , and enrollment for both programs is available...
May 12, 2014
There are well-known reasons why promoting enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) makes sense for cities, but it isn’t just about better health outcomes—it’s also about financial empowerment . Just one medical emergency can bankrupt a family and cause devastating long-term financial hardship. City leaders invested in reducing poverty understand that connecting low-income families to Medicaid and CHIP is an effective financial empowerment strategy because doing so relieves families of significant financial burdens associated with medical care , which can lead...