Connecting underserved populations to health care reform benefits through 2-1-1: A communication network perspective
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate knowledge of the Affordable Care Act in a low-income, underserved population. Identify health communication networks in a low-income, underserved population. Describe the opportunity of 2-1-1 information and referral systems as a navigator for enrolling low-income and underserved populations into benefits under the Affordable Care Act.
Keyword(s): Underserved Populations, Health Care Reform
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator or research coordinator on several grants investigating the utility of 2-1-1 information and referral systems to reach underserved populations with health information and to link them to health care services. I have conducted several studies using social network analysis, and have co-edited a supplement to American Journal of Preventive Medicine on research collaboration with 2-1-1 systems to eliminate health disparities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.