Assessing Medicaid and Food Stamps Access and Participation project, with the cooperation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation helped participating States create and analyze performance data on how their Medicaid, SCHIP, and Food stamps enrollment and reapplications were functioning for families. It identified root causes of problems in these processes, and developed specific implementation plans to solve identified problems and increase participation. In addition, promising practices site visits were conducted to help develop improvement implementation plans.
The major research questions by this study included: (1) What are the major barriers to participation in Medicaid, SCHIP, and Food Stamps? (2) What practices show promise in overcoming these barriers?