988 SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE ACTIVATING
Throughout the summer, we are publishing the NDNRC Update on a biweekly basis.
On July 16, 2022, a new national suicide and crisis lifeline will be going into effect. By the end of next week, all devices will be able to call the new 988 lifeline. To read more about this new resource, check out the following websites:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 988 Resource Page
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Academy for State Health Policy also has helpful webpage which tracks which states have passed legislation to help fund the 988 lifeline.
As part of our partnership with Community Catalyst, we have a project which highlights opportunities for people with disabilities to get access to health coverage through Medicaid or the ACA marketplace and that also highlights the important coverage which comes with coverage through the ACA marketplace. As part of this project, we have resources like the image below which highlight the availability of coverage for mental health treatment through an ACA plan. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
This past spring, we conducted a series of Facebook live interviews which focused on how to Get the Most Out of Your Coverage (GMOYC) and one of them was focused on coverage for mental health services where Andrea seen below spoke about how important it was for her to still be able to see her therapist virtually due to her insurance.
If you missed it, we recently summarized all of the interviews we did as part of our GMOYC Facebook live series. The GMOYC interviews shed light on the positive impact that access to health insurance has, as well as tips on how to best use coverage.
Our partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) will be hosting a webinar entitled “How (and Why) to Build Customized Plan Selection Resources”. The webinar will be held on July 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET and you can register now.
For those individuals who do the CMS assister training, the 2022 Assister Certification Training hosted by CMS will go off-line as of next Friday, July 15, 2022. This training will not be available until the 2023 Assister Certification Training becomes available.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms has a recent blog post out which examines what state-based marketplaces are doing through improving data collection on race and ethnicity in order to promote health equity.
If you missed it in our last newsletter, the University of Kansas is once again conducting its National Survey on Health and Disability. They are especially in need of individuals to participate who are from southern states and who identify as male. To learn more about this survey, check out our news item.
In our last newsletter, we highlighted the work we’re doing on the All of Us Research Program. If you’re wondering how the All of Us Research Program keeps data safe, check out our news item “How the All of Us Research Program Protects My Information.”
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.