LAST CALL TO TAKE SURVEY ON COVID-19 & DISABILITY
If you have not yet taken our survey on coronavirus (COVID-19) and disability, today is your last chance! AAHD is conducting a confidential, real-time online assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare and healthcare access among persons with a range of disabilities. We are inviting adults with disabilities to complete the COVID-19 & Disability Survey. The survey closes tonight at 11:59 PM ET.
If you missed it last week, we announced the launch of our video series on COVID-19 and disability. These videos address the following topics:
- COVID-19: Who’s at Risk for Complications?
- COVID-19 & Disability: Social Distancing
- COVID-19 & Disability: Precautions for People in Wheelchairs
- COVID-19 & Disability: Keeping Wheelchairs Clean
Next week we will be releasing videos on advocacy for people with disabilities related to COVID-19. All of the videos can be found on the AAHD Facebook page, Instagram page and in a YouTube playlist.
You can now find these videos and other resources on COVID-19 on our website at: https://www.aahd.us/covid-19/. On this page, you’ll find general resources on Disability and COVID-19, COVID-19 & Medicaid, Advocacy Resources and Governmental Resources.
Are you interested in learning more about our work with the All of Us Research Program? Join us for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, May 6 at 3:00 PM ET. You can follow along on our AAHD Twitter account (@AAHD1) and by using the hashtags: #JoinAllOfUs and #AllOfUsInclusion
Are you looking for health insurance coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Some states have authorized a SEP as a result of COVID-19. You can find out which states are offering them in our news item. There are also SEPs available for people who have lost coverage due to a loss of their job.
Additionally, with all the extra stress regarding COVID-19, know that mental health treatment is covered by health insurance as an essential health benefit. AAHD has been working with Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach to educate individuals about health insurance literacy and specifically what is covered by health insurance. Links to graphics like the one below which highlight mental health coverage can be found in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub which has a wide variety of graphics on health insurance literacy materials. To learn more about the project we are doing with Community Catalyst, check out our earlier news item.
The Community Catalyst project also has social media messaging available to highlight various aspects of health insurance enrollment related to COVID-19. This messaging can be found in their COVID-19 Messaging Guide.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has created interactive page with the Commonwealth Fund which breaks down what every state is doing related to regulating insurance coverage and COVID-19. The interactive map includes what states are expanding access to telehealth, allowing early refills for prescriptions, waving prior authorization limits, among other items.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) which work to increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.