Online Program

Consumer outreach in Illinois: Implications and opportunities for public health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jennifer Koehler, JD, Office of Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago, IL
This presentation will first outline Illinois' plans for and progress toward coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and will explain what it means to implement a state-federal partnership exchange, as opposed to a federally facilitated or state-based model.

This presentation will also address implementation of consumer outreach and enrollment programs, with a focus on the potential role of the public health system in these efforts, and the potential impact on population health outcomes of successful outreach and increased coverage.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify opportunities for improvement of public health indicators within the consumer outreach function and operations of the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a government attorney for 15 years, and have worked in all three branches of government. I am responsible for establishing the Health Insurance Marketplace in the state of Illinois, the fifth largest state in the U.S., in partnership with the federal government. As such, I am responsible for all of the consumer assistance functions associated with the state’s outreach and enrollment efforts.
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.