ADDITIONAL REPORTS ON COVID-19 & DISABILITY SURVEY
If you missed it two weeks ago, we released our COVID-19 & Disability Survey Summary Report. The purpose of the survey was to conduct a rapid, real-time online assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on access to healthcare on adults with a range of disabilities. The survey was conducted from April 17th – May 1st. Additionally, we have released supplemental reports which break down the results of the survey by disability population as well as summaries which include key survey results. The reports and summaries available on our COVID-19 & Disability Survey can be accessed with the following links:
- COVID-19 & Adults with Disabilities: Health and Health Care Access Online Summary Report
- COVID-19 & Adults with Mobility Disabilities: Health and Health Care Access Online Survey Report
- COVID-19 & Adults Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Health and Health Care Access Online Survey Report
Summaries of Key Findings
- AAHD Research Brief Vol. 1(1): (Summary Report) Key Findings on Access to Health Care
- AAHD Research Brief Vol. 1(2): (Summary Report) Key Findings on Pandemic Information & Impact
- COVID-19 & Disability Survey: Key Findings on Health Care for Persons with Mobility Disabilities
- COVID-19 & Disability Survey: Key Findings on Pandemic Information & Impact for Persons with Mobility Disabilities
- COVID-19 & Disability Survey: Key Findings on Health Care for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- COVID-19 & Disability Survey: Key Findings on Pandemic Information & Impact for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Additional reports and summaries will be released on other disability populations. You can read more about the survey and download these reports in addition to future reports as they become available on our website.
If you missed it, we released a series of videos on COVID-19 and disability. These videos address topics such as who is at risk for complications due to COVID-19, precautions people with disabilities need to take during the COVID-19 pandemic and what people with disabilities need to know about advocacy related to COVID-19. All of these videos can be found on the AAHD Facebook page, Instagram page and in a YouTube playlist. Links to all of these videos and other resources on COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 resource page. On this page, you’ll find general resources on Disability and COVID-19, COVID-19 & Medicaid, Advocacy Resources and Governmental Resources.
This week the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) blog addresses what state-based marketplaces are attempting to do to increase access to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. The blog post also includes a link to their report that they did with the Commonwealth Fund. It should be noted that most of the state-based marketplaces have authorized a SEP for COVID-19. You can read more about them in our news item.
If you are working with individuals who are exploring their coverage options due to losing coverage as a result of COVID-19, Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) are available for people who have lost coverage due to a loss of their job. AAHD has been working with Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach to educate individuals about SEPs and Medicaid enrollment. Links to graphics like the one below which highlight job loss SEPs can be found in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub . 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.
If you want to know what states are doing with their Medicaid programs to combat COVID-19, check out the Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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.