viernes, 21 de agosto de 2015

HHS Partnership Center Newsletter

HHS Partnership Center Newsletter

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Dear Partners

Through this newsletter, the HHS Partnership Center provides quick insight into resources, webinars and potential grant opportunities and awards in your local community.

ACA is working!

Thanks to the ACA, no American can ever again be dropped or denied coverage because of a pre-existing health condition like HIV. The Affordable Care Act helps all Americans, including those at risk for or living with HIV, have access to the best quality coverage and care. Under the ACA, most new health insurance plans must cover certain recommended preventive services—including HIV testing for everyone ages 15 to 65—without additional cost-sharing, such as copays or deductibles. This week the Office of National AIDS Policy released an update on the Affordable Care Act and & HIV/AIDS coverage and care!

Resources and Tools

Are you ready for open enrollment? Open enrollment for health care is coming up soon! Share these important dates for 2016 enrollment with your community:
  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment starts — first day you can enroll in a 2016 Marketplace plan
  • January 1, 2016: First date 2016 coverage can start
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends
If you don’t enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
Join us September 16th for a webinar on Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment. On this webinar, you will learn from faith leaders who have conducted successful outreach and enrollment campaigns before and during open enrollment.
Register here to become an “amplifier site” of the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma.  This meeting on September 29-30 will be an opportunity to discuss how to engage in building resilient communities through trauma informed practices! Join with others learning about effective implementation of trauma-informed approaches in four major areas: education, health care, the justice system, and communities and congregations.


The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of webinars for faith and community leaders, and make sure you know about other webinars sponsored by our Department that we believe are of interest to you. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session where you can ask HHS staff any questions you may have. To participate in one of the webinars, please select your preferred topic from the list below and submit the necessary information.
Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance
Tuesday, August 25, 2015; 3:00 pm EDT Register Here

New Graduates and Healthcare: Learn Your Options!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015; 2:00pm EDT Register Here

Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment
Wednesday, September 16, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT Register Here

Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance
Tuesday, September 22, 2015; 3:00 pm EDT Register Here

Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured
Tuesday, September 29, 2015; 3:00pm EDT Register Here

Opening Congregational Doors to Community Needs
Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 12:30pm EDT Register Here

Grant Opportunities and Awards

On August 11th HHS announced $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most. These new health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for over 1.2 million patients. Check to see if there is a grantee in your area!
On August 3rd The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $2.7 million in grants for two pilot programs to increase access to and improve health care in rural communities.  These 3-year grants will provide rural communities an opportunity to collaborate in training allied health professionals and expanding health insurance coverage. Check to see if there is a grantee in your area!

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