It is National Youth Enrollment Day! Using the hashtag #NYED2016, we want to make this years efforts the biggest and best yet by posting pictures on Facebook and Twitter of events and posting on social media to drive awareness of this day of action! Go to NationalYouthEnrollmentDay.Org to find a list of events in your area.
To mark the big day, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, sent aspecial note to those involved. Ms. Jarrett is right, Youth play a critical leadership role in our communities. this National Youth Enrollment Day, remind friends and family that the deadline to sign up for health care coverage is January 31st.
Also for youth, HHS has launch the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge. The contest invites young people between the ages of 14 and 23 to submit a creative video—up to 60 seconds long—showing how they help their families, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day
And with that deadline right around the corner, we want to encourage you to sign up for webinars below to learn more about the health insurance marketplaces, including a webinar happening this afternoon.
Before January 31st, make sure those who are eligible in your community take advantage of financial help that could save you thousands annually and avoid paying an unnecessary fine by enrolling today.
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Acting Director
Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Your Money, Your Goals Webinar
January 21 at 1:00 pm EST (Noon CST, 11:00 am MST, 10:00 am PST)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has new tools available to help people strengthen their financial skills. Many people want to purchase items important for their health and well-being, but think they can't afford it. This webinar will highlight a new consumer toolkit with information on how to set goals, save and plan for purchases as well as track and manage income and spending. Tools and strategies for people with limited incomes will be shared. Guest presenters will share how nonprofit organizations can use Your Money, Your Goals to help consumers.
Affordable Care Act 101 for Individuals and Families
January 26 at 3:00 pm ET (2:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm MST, Noon PST)
This presentation will discuss what is the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in the Marketplace, key websites and resources on the law. Open enrollment ends very soon, on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar.
Connecting Kids to Coverage
February 11 at 3:00 pm EST (2:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm MST, Noon PST)
Children and teenagers in your congregation or community may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many parents may be eligible for Medicaid as well. Learn about the nationwide effort to identify children and youth eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and get them enrolled.
Grant Opportunities and New Resources
Description: Address education and training barriers for low- to middle-skilled parents by prioritizing the needs of this targeted population; addressing child care needs for parents seeking education and training; increasing access to child care resources; and bridging the gap between the workforce development and child care systems.
Application Deadline: March 16, 2016
Grant Administered by Department of Labor
Description: A primer of essential information that prepares faith and community leaders to educate and activate their community on bladder health. Health Ministers and community health activists can improve and support bladder health in their communities.