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We share events from across the state and online that are key to the implementation of health care reform in Illinois. Learn how Illinois individuals, families, small businesses and communities can benefit from and participate in the process.

 


Oct
28
Tue
ACA Outreach and Enrollment Workshop
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ACA Outreach and Enrollment Workshop

What: This training is open to any person or organization that has plans to educate community members about or facilitate enrollment into new and existing health coverage opportunities. Participants may include, but are not limited to: In-Person Counselors, Navigators, and Certified Application Counselors; community-based organizations; advocacy groups; health care providers, including school health centers, and others interested in connecting their communities to coverage.

Who: Kathy Waligora, EverThrive Illinois

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT). To register, click here

Where: Serenity House, 891 S. Rohlwing Rd, Addison, IL 60101.

Oct
29
Wed
Webinar: Hashtags 101 For Public Health Professionals
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar: Hashtags 101 For Public Health Professionals

What: Learn about what hashtags are and how they can be implemented within the world of health policy. By understanding their purpose and how to use them properly, hashtags can be a powerful tool to help you engage your target audience and increase awareness of important public health issues.

Who: New York State Public Health Association and Nicki Briggs, MS, RD, Marketing & Communications Strategist, Nutrition Expert.

When: Wednesday October 29th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. To register, click here.

Webinar: Understanding Message Framing
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar: Understanding Message Framing

What: This webinar will go over effective message framing that can be used to communicate policy information more easily. Topics covered will include: Understand the basics of message framing and its use for policy communications, cautions about using personal stories for policy advocacy, frames used in injury and violence prevention and examples of their successful application, and knowing where to go for additional resources on framing.

Who: S2SW and Lynn Davey, PhD.

When: Wednesday October 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CST). To register, click here.

 

Webinar: Health Insurance Marketplace 101
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Webinar: Health Insurance Marketplace 101

What: Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace starts on November 15, 2014 with coverage available as early as January 1, 2015. This presentation will discuss how to enroll in the Marketplace, key websites and resources on the law. We will also discuss how to host an enrollment event.

Who: The HHS Partnership Center

When: Wednesday October 29 at 3:00PM. To register, click here.

[To Join By Phone Only: Dial +1 (702) 489-0004, Access Code: 818-992-963. For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key]

Oct
30
Thu
Forum: People with Developmental Disabilities & Managed Care
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Forum: People with Developmental Disabilities & Managed Care

What: This forum will explore whether  managed care might be able to  improve services for people with developmental disabilities and how we can ensure patient protections in these emerging systems. Representatives from Illinois service providers, health plans, consumer advocates, and health and disability researchers will present their perspectives in dialogue with each other.

Who: The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy

When: Thursday, October 30 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM (CST). To register, click here.

Where: UIC School of Public Health Auditorium, 1603 West Taylor Street, Chicago IL.

ACA Outreach and Enrollment Workshop
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ACA Outreach and Enrollment Workshop

What: This training is open to any person or organization that has plans to educate community members about or facilitate enrollment into new and existing health coverage opportunities. Participants may include, but are not limited to: In-Person Counselors, Navigators, and Certified Application Counselors; community-based organizations; advocacy groups; health care providers, including school health centers, and others interested in connecting their communities to coverage.

Who: Kathy Waligora, EverThrive Illinois

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT). To register, click here

Where: McCormack Tribune YMCA, 1834 N. Lawndale, Chicago, IL 60647.

Webinar: Reaching & Enrolling Families in Rural Communities
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Webinar: Reaching & Enrolling Families in Rural Communities

What: Reaching and enrolling eligible children and parents in Medicaid and CHIP can be especially challenging in rural communities, but organizations throughout the country are finding ways to connect eligible people to health coverage. This webinar from Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign will share effective outreach techniques and National Campaign resources that can enhance your efforts.

Who: Centers for Medicare and Medicad Services with speakers Gaby Boscan, Director of Program Services and Development, and Laura Hudson, Manager of Program Services and Contracting, National Rural Health Association, and more.

When: Thursday, October 30th from 3:00pm – 4:00 pm. To register, click here.

 

Oct
31
Fri
Healthy Chicago 2.0
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Healthy Chicago 2.0

What: The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), through The Partnership for Healthy Chicago, is conducting a citywide community health assessment and developing a health improvement plan – called Healthy Chicago 2.0. The CDPH and Partnership is setting up informational community and stakeholder meetings throughout Chicago. Healthy Chicago 2.0 will include four assessments:  (1) analysis of community health data, including built environment; (2) community themes and strengths on health and well-being, (3) discussion of forces affecting health and the health system; and (4) capacity and functioning of the public health system. Community members and stakeholders will take part in the planning phase by giving feedback.

Who: Chicago Department of Public Health and The Partnership for Healthy Chicago

When: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST). To register, click here

Where: Blue 1647, 1647 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608.

Nov
3
Mon
Healthy Chicago 2.0
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Healthy Chicago 2.0

What: The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), through The Partnership for Healthy Chicago, is conducting a citywide community health assessment and developing a health improvement plan – called Healthy Chicago 2.0. The CDPH and Partnership is setting up informational community and stakeholder meetings throughout Chicago. Healthy Chicago 2.0 will include four assessments:  (1) analysis of community health data, including built environment; (2) community themes and strengths on health and well-being, (3) discussion of forces affecting health and the health system; and (4) capacity and functioning of the public health system. Community members and stakeholders will take part in the planning phase by giving feedback.

Who: Chicago Department of Public Health and The Partnership for Healthy Chicago

When: Monday, November 3rd from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST). To register, click here

Where: Martin Luther King Center, 4314 S Cottage Grove IL 60653.

Nov
4
Tue
Lo Que Significa la Ley de Salud para su Pequena Empresa
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lo Que Significa la Ley de Salud para su Pequena Empresa

What: Acompáñenos a un webinar sobre la nueva Ley de Cuidado de Salud – y lo que significa para pequeñas empresas. Nos enfocaremos en las disposiciones federales y estatales que afectan a las pequeñas empresas y para los que trabajan por su propia cuenta para saber cuales son sus nuevas opciones.

 Who: Natalie Orta – Division de Desarrollo Económico, US Small Business Administration; Marcia Dávalos – Gerente de Alcance, Small Business Majority
When: Tuesday November 4th, 2014 at 4:00pm.
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