NDNRC RELEASES NEW FACT SHEET ON MENTAL ILLNESS
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce the publication of a new fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Mental Illness” is intended to help Navigators identify issues that are unique to consumers with mental health conditions to assist them in making decisions related to their healthcare coverage. This fact sheet can be found here. Special thanks to NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) for their authorship of this fact sheet. This fact sheet is the latest in a series of new fact sheets that the NDNRC is releasing which provide navigators and other enrollment specialists with information they need to help these specific populations within the disability community.
In case you missed it last week, we released two of these population specific fact sheets on multiple sclerosis and intellectual disability. “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis” can be found here and “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Intellectual Disability” can be found here. In the coming weeks, we will also be releasing fact sheets on assisting consumers with paralysis and a child with special health care needs. The entire list of fact sheets, including our topical fact sheets, can be found here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has funded eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the second year of enrollment. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
NOTE: Due to the holidays the next two weeks, we will not be sending out a weekly e-newsletter the next two Fridays. Our next weekly update will be January 9, 2015. Have a happy and safe holiday season!!