NDNRC TO PRESENT ON WEBINAR FOR HEALTH CENTERS
The NDNRC will be presenting on a webinar for the National Association of Community Health Centers that will focus on hard to reach populations. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 PM ET. To read the full announcement and for the link to register, check out our news item here.
AAHD’s Executive Director will also be presenting on a webinar with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) entitled “Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability.” The webinar is this coming Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM ET. To read more and to register for the webinar, click here.
For the fourth year of open enrollment, Kentucky will be moving from a state-based marketplace to the federally facilitated marketplace. The move was approved by CMS last week. To read the CMS letter approving the move, click here. The Health Affairs blog has also written about what this means for people in Kentucky. That blog post can be accessed here.
The move to the federal exchange has been updated on the Kentucky state page of our website. Speaking of state pages, did you know we have a webpage for every state with state specific information, including the marketplace type, whether the state has expanded Medicaid and state specific news and resources? To access the state pages, check out the map on our home page and select your state.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) blog examined a new IRS report this week which breaks down who exactly is receiving premium tax credits and who is paying the penalty for not having coverage. To read the CHIR blog post, click here.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released two new fact sheets that address multiple sclerosis. The first one is entitled “Which MS Symptoms Affect Mood the Most?” and can be accessed here. The second one is entitled “Maintaining Resilience in the Face of MS” and can be accessed here. The NDNRC also has a population specific fact sheet “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis” which can be accessed here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC is funding eighteen Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the third year of our project. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. The COCs increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
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