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Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) Training Course & Discussion

Health Impact Assessment: Bringing together data and community perspective to improve the wellness of tribal communities
Health Impact Assessment: Bringing together data and community perspective to improve the wellness of tribal communities
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 01:45:00 PM CDT - 03:00:00 PM CDT
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) both provide Indian populations with more health care choices, through access to affordable health insurance. Under this new law individual American Indians and Alaska Natives can choose the coverage that is right for them and their family’s health insurance needs. In this webinar, an overview of the basics of the ACA law and its effect on urban American Indians and Alaska Natives will be discussed in order to support outreach and enrollment efforts. 

Goals and Objectives: 
- Participants will be able to understand the purpose and provisions of the ACA / IHCIA 
- Participants will be able to describe the behavioral health benefits outlined in the ACA 
- Participants will learn ways to access and enroll into the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Specifically, participants will learn: 
- How the Health Care Law Affects Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives 
- How the Marketplace works 
- How the enrollment process works for AI/ANs - Options available to urban AI/AN with limited income 
- Lessons learned to-date about enrollment of AI/ANs.

*Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through a contract with Truven Health Analytics and the National Council on Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)

Speaker

Dr. Kimberly Fowler and Eric Jordan
Dr. Kimberly T. Fowler is the Director of Technical Assistance and Research at the National Council of Urban Indian Health. Dr. Fowler has contributed her knowledge and expertise in non-profit development and many health initiatives focused on reducing health disparities in the community. 
Eric Red Eagle Jordan is the Development Director for National Council of Urban Indian Health. In his role he focuses on fundraising and development, media and communications, event planning, and technology.
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