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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
22
Wed
Status of Home & Community Based Services Policies and Access to Health Care for Older Adults and People with Disabilities in Illinois @ Health & Disability Advocates
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

What: Discuss the status of HCBS services with Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator HHS Administration on Community Living.
Who: This event is for aging and disability advocates, hosted at Health & Disability Advocates.
When: Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 1:00-2:30pm. Please RSVP to Yolanda Aparicio, yaparicio@hdadvocates.org or 312-265-9079.
Where: Health & Disability Advocates 205 W. Randolph St., Suite 510, Chicago, IL

 

Oct
23
Thu
Webinar: Becoming a Certified Application Counselor
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar: Becoming a Certified Application Counselor

What: Certified Application Counselors (CACs) are volunteers who enroll people in the Health Insurance Marketplace. CAC organizations train CACs and plan enrollment events. Champions for Coverage educate people in their community about the health care law and receive invitations to conference calls and webinars. This webinar covers the basics of CAC roles and CAC organizations.

Who: Champions for Coverage

When: Thursday, October 23 at 1:00PM. To register, click here.

[To Join By Phone Only, Dial +1 (415) 655-0051, Access Code: 581-376-365. For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key.]

Live Webcast: Improving Health in the Community
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Live Webcast: Improving Health in the Community
What: The impact of healthcare reform is driving important changes. Hear from leading experts about how we can ensure that amidst the many pressures of healthcare reform we commit to creating a rising tide which improves the health of all our communities rather than preserving imbalances which have historically been the norm.
Who: PA Consulting Group hosts a panel of experts
When: Thursday, October 23rd, 6-8pm To register, click here

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.

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.

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