Online Program

Maryland's ACA navigators and assistors; Opportunities for public health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Kathleen Westcoat, MPH, HealthCare Access Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Kathleen will give an overview of Maryland's state-wide/regional approach to providing consumer education, outreach and enrollment about the Affordable Care Act. In addition, she will discuss the navigator/assistor funding and the focus on vulnerable populations while leveraging resources from existing programs to maximize enrollment. Kathleen will also share the successes and challenges experienced to date.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the State of Maryland’s state-wide/regional approach to consumer education, outreach and enrollment. Describe the funding for the navigator/assistor program in the State of Maryland. Describe the execution of the navigator program in the Central Region including the deployment of navigators/assistors, and the focus on enrollment of vulnerable populations and schools

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a public health professional who has spent the majority of my career focused on health care access. I have been the President/CEO of HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) for 8 years and have been with HCAM for 14 years. HCAM was recently awarded the navigator/assistor grant for the central region in Maryland, and is charged with enrolling hundreds of thousands into expanded Medicaid and the newly formed exchanges.
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.