As we approach March and the final month of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplaces, there are many excellent resources to help you, your patrons, and your partners remain informed about accessing new healthcare options. Please read on for information on upcoming webinars and new tools, and feel free to share this message with others.
- Enroll America is currently hosting a free, six-part webinar series, focused on effective outreach and enrollment strategies that can be implemented quickly and effectively in communities. All webinars will be recorded and archived for those who may wish to review them on their own time. To learn more and to register (or to access the archives) please visit: http://www.enrollamerica.org/resources/webinars/the-road-to-march-31-effective-outreach-and-enrollment-strategies-to-use-now/?source=hp
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 PM Eastern, focused on Latinos and the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information on the Partnership Center and to register for this webinar opportunity, please visit: http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/aca_101-invite.html
- The Rural Assistance Center provides health and human services information for rural America. They have created a Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment topic guide tailored to rural communities. This guide can be accessed at: http://www.raconline.org/topics/health-insurance-outreach-and-enrollment?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update022014
Are you aware of other resources that members of the library community would find interesting or useful to support patron understanding of the Affordable Care Act? Has your library developed new partnerships in response to this information need? Please join the Health Happens in Libraries team for a webinar on Thursday, March 27 at 2 PM Eastern to discuss your library’s experience! Registration for this free webinar is available at: http://webjunction.org/events/webjunction/prioritizing-patron-and-partner-engagement.html
You can also email us at any time to share your story or feedback.