Resources to Reach Teens

Engaging teens in the FAMIS programs can be challenging. More than 40% of uninsured Virginia children are between the ages of 13 and 18 (39,000). The outreach strategies below tie FAMIS outreach and enrollment to two activities teens like most – sports and driving.

Note:  These approaches do not require schools to provide individual student personal information to outside organizations, so there are no privacy concerns related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Continuing education (CE) module about the FAMIS programs for athletics staff, coaches and other interested school faculty and staff.

The online module takes about 30 minutes to complete. For a preview of the module, click here.

Health insurance and health insurance literacy lesson plans. The lesson plans include information about why health insurance is important and how it works, as well as information about the FAMIS programs and how to apply.

9th Grade Health and Physical Education

Drivers’ Education

Virginia High School League Athletic Consent/Parental Permission/Sports Physical Form

The 2017 – 2018 Form, required for teens who participate in sports through Virginia’s public schools, now includes language about the FAMIS programs.

FAMIS Outreach and Enrollment Resources

For More information about the FAMIS Programs, go to Cover Virginia

To find local 1-on-1 application assistance:

Outreach Workers and Navigators are specially trained to walk families through the application process for the FAMIS programs.  Click on the links below to find someone near you.

To order or download free or low-cost marketing materials for the FAMIS programs:

For training and materials to assist families with applications for the FAMIS programs:

To help families find providers that accept the FAMIS programs, click on the links below: 

Resources to Reach Out to Families of Teens about Health Insurance

If you are interested in creative ways to reach larger groups of students and families, you may wish to refer to:

The continuing education module and lesson plans were completed as a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Health Care Foundation, with assistance from Collective Health Impact, as part of a federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Cooperative Agreement.