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Reports

Annual Reports

Southern Institute on Children and Families 2004 Annual Report, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Spring 2005. (pdf)

Southern Institute on Children and Families 2003 Annual Report, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Spring 2004. (pdf)

Southern Institute on Children and Families 2002 Annual Report, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Fall 2003. (pdf)

Southern Institute on Children and Families 2001 Annual Report, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Fall 2002. (pdf)

Southern Institute on Children and Families 2000 Annual Report, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Fall 2001. (pdf)

Southern Institute on Children and Families 1999 Annual Report, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Fall 2000. (pdf)

Child Care Reports

Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care and Early Education, Southern Regional Action Plan to Improve the Quality of Early Care and Education, 2001-2004 State Implementation Summary Chart (Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, September 2005). (pdf). Click here to access individual state responses.

Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care Final Project Report (Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, April 2004). (pdf)

Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Child Care Survey Results on Funding and Related Policies in the Southern States (Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, April 2004). (pdf)

Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Status Report on State Implementation Efforts: Action Plan to Improve Access to Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families in the South (Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, January 2004). (pdf)

Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Status Report on State Implementation Efforts: Southern Regional Action Plan to Improve the Quality of Early Care and Education (Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, January 2004). (pdf)

Collaboration in Southern Regional Early Care and Education Systems, prepared for the Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care by Dottie C. Campbell, Southern Institute on Children and Families, December 2003. (pdf)

Southern Regional Forum on Collaboration and Coordination Across Early Care and Education Programs, Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Southern Institute on Children and Families, December 2003. (pdf)

Moving Forward: Southern States Take Action to Improve Access to Quality, Affordable Child Care, 2002 Year End Report for the Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, May, 2003. (pdf)

Southern Regional Action Plan to Improve the Quality of Early Care and Education, October, 2002. (pdf)

Building Momentum — Taking Action: Southern States Collaborate on Child Care Financial Aid and Quality Initiatives, Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Southern Institute on Children and Families, February 2002. (pdf) Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. (pdf)

Action Plan to Improve Access to Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families in the South: An Analysis of Legal Issues, prepared for the Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Southern Institute on Children and Families by Mark Greenberg, Rachel Schumacher and Jennifer Mezey, Center for Law and Social Policy, August 2001. (pdf)

The Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care, Sound Investments: Financial Support for Child Care Builds Workforce Capacity and Promotes School Readiness, Southern Institute on Children and Families, December 2000. (pdf) Appendix to Report. (pdf)

Child Care in the Southern States: Expanding Access to Affordable Care for Low-Income Families and Fostering Economic Development, prepared for the Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, Southern Institute on Children and Families by Louise Stoney, Stoney Associates, April 2000. (pdf)

Health Coverage Reports

Heller, Laura, Nancy Gantt, Vicki C. Grant, and Ken Miracle. The Supporting Families Story: The Movement Toward Quality Improvement. Columbia, SC: Supporting Families After Welfare Reform National Program Office, Southern Institute on Children and Families, November 2003.

Maintaining the Gains: The Importance of Preserving Coverage in Medicaid and SCHIP, prepared for Covering Kids & Families by Ellen O'Brien, PhD and Cindy Mann, JD, Health Policy Institute Georgetown University, June 2003. (pdf)

Covering Kids & Families Primer: Understanding Policy And Improving Eligibility Systems, prepared for Covering Kids & Families byVicki C. Grant, MSW, PhD and Nicole Ravenell, MPP, December 2002. (pdf)

Fostering A Close Connection: Report to Covering Kids on Options for Conducting Child Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment Through the National School Lunch Program, prepared for Covering Kids by Cohen Ross, Donna, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 2000.

Assuring That Child Health Applications Do Not Deter Enrollment Among Eligible Children in Non-Citizen Families, prepared for Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families by Michelle Cochran and Cindy Mann, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, December 1999.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Outreach Strategies for Low-Income Children and Their Families, prepared for Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families by Shenkman, Elizabeth, PhD, Donna Hope Wegener, MA, and Heather Steingraber, MA, Institute for Child Health Policy, October 1999.

Cohen Ross, Donna, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Community-Based Organizations: Paving the Way to Children's Health Insurance Coverage, prepared for Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families, March 1999.

Guidelines for Collecting, Analyzing and Displaying Child Health Coverage Eligibility Outcomes Data, Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Vicki C. Grant, PhD, MSW, March 1999.

Electronic Communications: Where Websites Fit In, Covering Kids National Program Office, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Hartvigsen, Kristine, March 1999.

The Ins and Outs of Delinking: Promoting Medicaid Enrollment of Children Who Are Moving In and Out of the TANF System, prepared for Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families by Cindy Mann, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 1999. (pdf)

Shuptrine, Sarah C. and Vicki C. Grant, PhD, MSW, Simplification: The Make or Break Issue for Achieving Full Enrollment of Eligible, Uninsured Children, Covering Kids National Program Office, Southern Institute on Children and Families, March 1999.

Shuptrine, Sarah C. and Kristine Hartvigsen, The Burden of Proof: How Much is Too Much for Child Health Coverage?, Southern Institute on Children and Families, December 1998.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie,  Southern Regional Initiative to Improve Access to Benefits for Low-Income Families With Children, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, February 1998.

Information Outreach Reports

Southern Institute on Children and Families, Survey Results of States Using the Southern Institute Information Outreach Brochures and Videos, June 1999.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie,  Southern Regional Initiative to Improve Access to Benefits for Low-Income Families With Children, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, February 1998.

Facts for Employers,

Leaving Welfare for Work Isn't as Scary as it Seems,

Have You Heard About Benefits For Working Families???,

Rural Reports

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Mayersville, Mississippi: A Study on Improving Access to Benefits and Services for Low-Income Families in the Rural South, Southern Institute on Children and Families, June 1999.

General Reports

Southern Institute on Children and Families. 2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators: Conditions Placing Children in the South at Risk. Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, August 2004.

Southern Institute on Children and Families, Chartbook of Major Indicators: Conditions Placing Children in the South at Risk, August 2002. (pdf)

Matacera Barr, Barbara, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Stigma: A Paper for Discussion, prepared for Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families, February 2000.

Sutton, Sharyn M., PhD, Sutton Social Marketing/LLC, Developing Social Marketing Messages for Covering Kids, prepared for Covering Kids, Southern Institute on Children and Families, March 1999.

The following reports are available from the Southern Institute on Children and Families by calling 803.779.2607 or by emailing your request to info@thesoutherninstitute.org.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Genny G. McKenzie, Information Outreach to Reduce Welfare Dependency: A Georgia Welfare Reform Initiative, Final Report, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services, December 1996.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Uninsured Children in the South: Second Report, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, November 1996.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Genny G. McKenzie, Information Outreach to Reduce Welfare Dependency: A Georgia Welfare Reform Initiative, Phase I Report, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services, August 1996.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Genny G. McKenzie, Information Outreach to Reduce Welfare Dependency: A North Carolina Welfare Reform Initiative, Final Report, North Carolina Department of Human Resources, May 1996.

Grant, Vicki C., Initial Analysis of Survey on Public Agencies Serving Children Under Age Six, Children First, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina, March 1996.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie, Georgia Children's Health Initiative. A Public/Private Sector Collaborative: Final Report, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health and Georgia Department of Medical Assistance, December 1995.

Grant, Vicki, Information to Develop a System of Scheduling, Outreach, Patient Tracking and Accountability for Health Check, Georgia Department of Medical Assistance on behalf of the Georgia Children's Health Initiative, July 1995.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Genny G. McKenzie, Information Outreach to Reduce Welfare Dependency: A North Carolina Welfare Reform Initiative, Phase I Report, North Carolina Department of Human Resources, May 1995.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Final Report on the Action Plan to Improve Medicaid Eligibility, Outreach and Perinatal Case Management, Georgia Department of Medical Assistance, January 1995.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Assuring Access to Health Coverage: A Discussion of Eligibility and Enrollment Issues, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 1994.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Moving Beyond Collocation to Service Integration, Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, October 1994.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Eligibility and Enrollment in National Health Reform: Report #1, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 1994.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie, A Study of the Relationship of Health Coverage to Welfare Dependency, Southern Institute on Children and Families, March 1994. (Executive Summary is available online.)

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie, Addressing the Need for Outreach to Pregnant Women and Children in Georgia, Georgia Department of Medical Assistance, March 1994.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, A Discussion Paper on Eligibility Policies and Rules Across AFDC, Medicaid and Food Stamps, The White House Office of Domestic Policy, November 1993.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Genny G. McKenzie, Creating Opportunities in the South to Link Maternal and Child Health Professionals and the National Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, November 1993.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie, An Assessment and Action Plan to Improve Medicaid Eligibility, Outreach and Perinatal Care Management Services, Georgia Department of Medical Assistance, June 1993.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie,  Improving Access to Medicaid for Pregnant Women and Children, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Grady Memorial Hospital, February 1993.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Vicki C. Grant, and Genny G. McKenzie, Uninsured Children in the South, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, November 1992.

Grant, Vicki C., Baby Futures: A Case Management Program for Pregnant Women and Adolescents and Their Infants, Memorial Medical Center for the Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority, September, 1992.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant,  Potential Medicaid Eligibility of Self Pay Pregnant Women and Children at Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center, April 1992.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Richard D. Telkamp, Making Medicaid Work in Greenville County, South Carolina, Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, Unpublished article, 1991.

Eligibility Outcomes for RSM Groups and AFDC Reapplications: FY 1990, Memorial Medical Center, March 1992.

Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, Assessment of the Medicaid Eligibility Process In Chatham County, Georgia: Status Report on Recommendations, Memorial Medical Center, January 1992.

Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, A Comparison of Medicaid Eligibility Performance in South Carolina Counties, 1989 and 1991, South Carolina Hospital Association, October 1991.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., Reforming Medicaid Eligibility Rules, The Safety Net, National Association of Public Hospitals, Summer 1991.

Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, Status of Recommendations: SCHA Eligibility Performance Report, South Carolina Hospital Association, June 1991.

Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, Assessment of the Medicaid Eligibility Process In Chatham County, Georgia, Memorial Medical Center, June 1991.

Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, Overview of Georgia Medicaid and the Chatham County Indigent Care Program, Memorial Medical Center, January 1991.

Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, Access to Medicaid Impeded in 19 States for Aged and Disabled Supplemental Security Income Recipients, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 1990.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Hospital Eligibility Project Guide, South Carolina Hospital Association, September 1990.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, SSI Application Barriers and Denial of Benefits to Elderly Applicants, Families USA Foundation, May 1990.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Medicaid Eligibility Performance in South Carolina Counties, South Carolina Hospital Association, April 1990.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, CHC Perinatal Initiative Case Management Program: Operational Manual, SC Primary Care Association, November 1989.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Eligibility Verification: At What Price?" An Examination of the Barriers to Accessing WIC AFDC and Medicaid Services, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, September 1989.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Coordinating WIC and Medicaid, An Examination of the Barriers to Accessing WIC, AFDC and Medicaid Services, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, September 1989.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Policy Information Needs, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, June 1989.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, State Implementation of the Low Income Protection Provisions of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988, The Villers Foundation, March 1989.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, The Relationship of the Reasons for Denial of AFDC/Medicaid Benefits to the Uninsured in the United States, Sarah C. Shuptrine and Associates, October 1988.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Adolescent Pregnancy in the South: Technical Appendix, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, April 1988.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Adolescent Pregnancy in the South, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, April 1988.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, Study of the AFDC/Medicaid Eligibility Process in the Southern States, Southern Regional Project on nfant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, April 1988.

Shuptrine, Sarah C., and Vicki C. Grant, The Southern State Survey on the Relationship Between WIC and Medicaid, Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality of the Southern Governors' Association and Southern Legislative Conference, October 1987.

Presentations/Speeches

The following documents are text versions of selected speeches presented by the Southern Institute on Children and Families.

Carolina Nutrition Alliance Presentations/Speeches

Carolina Nutrition Alliance, American Public Human Services Association Meeting, remarks by Ann Marchetti, Program Director, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Pittsburg, PA, October 19, 2004. (pdf)

Child Care Presentations/Speeches

Second Annual Southern Regional Forum on Child Care, Charleston, SC, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, October 29-30, 2002. (pdf)

Forum on Child Care Financial Aid Issues, Washington, DC, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, February 20, 2002. (pdf)

Southern Regional Invitational Forum on Child Care, Atlanta, Georgia, opening remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, October 10, 2001. (pdf)

Southern Regional Task Force On Child Care, Press Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, December 13, 2000.

Annual Meeting of State Child Care Administrators, by Sarah C. Shuptrine, Southern Institute on Children and Families, presented to the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, July 27, 1998.

Health Coverage Presentations/Speeches

Shuptrine, Sarah C. Closing Remarks - Covering Kids & Families Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, September 16, 2005. (pdf)

Congressional Briefing, Alliance for Health Reform & The Commonwealth Fund, remarks by Sarah Shuptrine, President and CEO, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Director of Covering Kids & Families National Program Office, Columbus Club at Union Station, Washington DC, December 8, 2003. (PowerPoint, 2.3MB)

Covering Kids Third Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, December 5-7, 2001. (pdf) Flash Presentation. (SWF)

At the Crossroads: Achieving Health Insurance Coverage for Texas Children, Statewide Outreach Conference, Austin, Texas, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, Director, Covering Kids National Program Office, January 22, 2001.

Covering Kids Second Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, September 26-29, 2000.

Covering Kids First Annual Meeting, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, Director of the Covering Kids National Program Office, September 30, 1999.

Building Healthy Partnerships: Supporting Community Based Outreach, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrin, President, Southern Institute on Children and Families, June 18, 1998. (pdf)

The Future of Outreach: A Call for Action, by Sarah C. Shuptrine, Southern Institute on Children and Families, presented to the Health Care Financing Administration, Baltimore, Maryland, April 14, 1998.

American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998 Spring Session, Atlanta, Georgia, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, April 6, 1998. (pdf)

General Presentations/Speeches

Leveraging Resources Across Programs, American Public Human Services Association Meeting, remarks by Ann Marchetti, Program Director, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Nashville, TN, October 7, 2004. (pdf)

2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators, presentation by Sarah C. Shuptrine, President and CEO, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Atlanta, GA, August 24, 2004. (pdf)

Child Indicators Conference, remarks by Sarah Shuptrine, President and CEO, Southern Institute on Children and Families, New York, November 17-19, 2003. (PowerPoint, 9MB)

South Carolina School Nurses Conference, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, November 8, 2002. (pdf)

Partnerships in Philanthropy Conference, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, January 11, 2001.

The Relationship Between Health Benefits and Welfare Dependency, by Sarah C. Shuptrine, President, Southern Institute on Children and Families, presented to The White House Southern Region Economic Conference, March 29, 1995.

Welfare Reform Reauthorization: National and Southern Perspectives, sponsored by the Brookings Institution, The Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, Georga, remarks by Sarah C. Shuptrine, President and CEO, the Southern Institute on Children and Families, November 11, 2002. (pdf)