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Health Happens in Libraries

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Health Happens in Libraries: Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment

Public libraries played an active role in the initial enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace that led to over eight million people receiving health care coverage. With the next open enrollment period coming up (November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015), there are more opportunities for libraries to collaborate with local partners to provide health information outreach and education in their communities.

In this webinar, you’ll get an overview of objectives and resources for the 2015 open enrollment period from representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You’ll learn about the Coverage to Care initiative, which supports individuals in learning how to utilize health coverage, and review opportunities to connect community members to marketplace information through library service priorities and partnerships.

Moderated by: WebJunction

Presented by:
•Lynne G. Johnson, Deputy Group Director, Partner Relations Group, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
•Cara V. James, PhD, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
•Julie Kuchta, Consumer Health Coordinator, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Date: September 24, 2014
Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific

Tweet: #wjwebinar and #libs4health

Registration Information

[Announcement from WebJuntion]

How to Become CAC Organization

Friday, July 18th, 2014

[Forwarded from the Office of Minority Health]

We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.

What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage

Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment.

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT
Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588

**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar.

For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested organizations in your community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: ACA Webinar

Monday, June 9th, 2014

From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to the Health Care System

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2 – 3 PM EST

In April, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Many community organizations, including libraries, will play a role in helping the newly insured understand how to use their new health insurance coverage. This webinar will focus on the information and resources available to help consumers learn about the importance of health insurance and how to appropriately navigate the health care system. Topics will include key terms, how to select a health care provider, when and where to seek health services and why prevention and establishing a medical home with a primary care provider is important.

Presenter:  Jennifer Syria from the Region I External Affairs, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Register at:   http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=777

This webinar is organized by the NN/LM NER Healthy Communities COI.

Health Happens in Libraries

Monday, March 31st, 2014

[Forwarded from WebJunction]

Hello! Today marks the final day of open enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces established as part of the Affordable Care Act. Public libraries and their community partners supporting outreach, application, and enrollment efforts for patrons will have opportunities to share best practices and lessons learned with one another over the coming months. The resources below are intended to support that process.

  • The full, free archive is now available for Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner EngagementThis session includes information on strategies and resources for patron and partner engagement from the initial open enrollment period, as well as information on ways that your organization can prioritize future planning for marketplace enrollment activities.
  • Many consumers newly enrolled in healthcare coverage may benefit from information on how to use it and maintain it most effectively. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides guidance for individuals for using insurance and supporting health, via the Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You.

The Health Happens in Libraries team is interested in hearing from you. Do you have any lessons learned from the current enrollment period that we should incorporate in future communications? What questions do you have about planning for future open enrollment periods, or managing patron requests in the interim? Please reach us with your thoughts at any time via content@webjunction.org, or on Twitter by tagging #libs4health, and thank you for supporting health information in your communities!

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