The CHIPER Program was created by the Mendocino County Office of Education and Sacramento City Unified School District during the CHIPRA Cycle II grant in 2011-2013. It utilizes existing student data information, and specially created software CHIPERS (Child Health Insurance Enrollment Program Software) to assist school based Medi-Cal outreach workers to efficiently identify those children who appear, based on data matching between DHCS and the schools records to have recently lost Medi-Cal coverage.
These special children and their families can then be targeted for Medi-Cal outreach and re-enrollment in the program. Experience has shown that Medi-Cal outreach to these families results in the discovery of many siblings and extended family members who also need assistance with enrollment in Medi-Cal.
Starting in January 2014, outreach to dis-enrolled children will also lead to the potential enrollment of their parents and guardians.