NDNRC RELEASES NEW FACT SHEET ON DISABILITY ETIQUETTE
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). “Disability Etiquette – Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities” is intended to offer guidance to navigators on communicating more effectively with people with disabilities as they are doing ACA enrollment. This fact sheet can be found here.
This fact sheet adds to the series of topical fact sheets released in year one which have addressed issues such as a health plans’ summary of benefits and coverage, rehabilitation and habilitation therapies and devices, and prescription medication benefits. This includes the new topical fact sheet released last week “Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities” which can be found here.
Also, in case you missed it, last week we also released a new population specific fact sheet entitled “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer who has a Child or Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSCHN).” That fact sheet can be found here. The entire list of fact sheets (along with upcoming fact sheets) is also available here.
As we announced last week, the NDNRC presented on three different webinars over the past two weeks. Last week we presented on a webinar hosted by the United Spinal Association and our own webinar which featured a representative from the White House Office of Public Engagement and this week we presented on a webinar hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These webinar slide decks are already archived on the NDNRC website and we anticipate having the video for those webinars available in the very near future. These webinar archives can be accessed by clicking 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.