As we become more aware of the increasing dangers of poor nutrition and obesity, the health of our communities has never been more important. Yet, many are not accessing the health benefits available to them.
As we become more aware of the increasing dangers of poor nutrition and obesity, the health of our communities has never been more important. Yet, many are not accessing the health benefits available to them. Of the 7.3 million uninsured children in our country, 65% of them are actually eligible for Medicaid or CHIP but have not enrolled to take advantage of the health services available to them. To make sure that our communities access the full range of health benefits for which they are eligible, CCDA is working with Urban Strategies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to equip faith-based organizations with the knowledge and understanding that will help you help children and their families throughout our country.
As part of the CCDA National Conference next week, CMS will launch their 15 city tour of the Community Health Connectors training. This training is designed to support the work of community and faith-based organizations that are helping the most vulnerable navigate through the healthcare system. Through the Community Health Connectors training, participants will
- Understand the basics of Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and other resources available to address health needs.
- Understand new health benefits that will roll out over the next 4 years.
- Interface with your local health beneficiary providers to understand state-specific information.
- Access information that will equip you to help and refer individuals in your community to services they may be eligible but not enrolled.
Join the launch on Friday, September 28th at 1 p.m. where CMS will host the National Launch of Community Health Connectors in room Symphony Ballroom II of the Hilton Minneapolis. Additionally, visit the Medicare & Medicaid table at booth space #127 located in front of the Grand Ballroom to talk to a CMS representative and get more information in helping your community move towards a healthy future. For more information on the campaign, go to healthconnectors.org .