The Affordable Care Act & You: Information and resources to
increase your knowledge and to enhance models of care, practice,
training and education. This will be updated related to topical
information and specific models of service delivery, integrated
care, prevention, promotion and recovery.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health
Being at the forefront of one of the most promising
approaches to care, it is important to
stay up-to-date on the latest research. Providing quality
integrated care involves understanding the newest information and
trends regarding co-occurring physical and behavioral health
conditions and models of integrated care, and bringing that
knowledge to the treatment of mental, physical, and substance use
disorders. For more information Click on this
Kickoff to the Fall ACA Insurance Enrollment
Initiative--A Must Participate Event
The Affordable Care Act Enrollment Initiative will begin on
October 1, when the state Health Insurance Marketplaces and state
Medicaid Expansions will actually begin enrolling people who
currently do not have health insurance.
Ron Manderscheid, keynote speaker at the AAPC Conference
2012 and at the Atlantic Region's Fall 2013 meeting, and others
have joined together to present a webinar,
3:00-4:00, to better prepare organizations, counseling
centers and providers for this important event.
You can click on REGISTER NOW below to sign up for this must
participate event! Please share this invitation with your
On behalf of Ron and many others I thank you in advance for your
assistance in helping your clients and our neighbors.
Space is limited
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Medicaid 101: What You Need to Know from The Alliance for Health
Reform. The video is especially helpful to congressional staff
members and others new to the issue, but it also is a useful review
for anyone dealing with Medicaid issues, particularly as many
states prepare to expand their programs.
Watch Medicaid video
The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit
health policy education group. http://www.allhealth.org/
Contact: Marilyn Werber Serafini 202/789-2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a "go to" website, http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/,
for daily updates regarding developments in healthcare reform.
Spend some time clicking and "searching" on this site.
Taking Essential Actions on Core Features of the Affordable Care
Act on the Eve of Implementation
As we approach the eve of Affordable Care Act (ACA)
implementation, it is exceptionally important for us to take stock,
assess where we actually stand, and then act. Three core ACA
features deserve specific action-the Essential Health Benefit
(EHB), the State Medicaid Expansion, and the State Marketplace.
These mechanisms will determine how many persons will become newly
enrolled in health insurance, and what insurance benefits will
actually be available to them.
Read more at:
What's changing when?This link identifies the timeline for
implementation of the phases of Affordable Care Act
Health Status Of (your)) Communities,This website provides
information about your county's ranking in relation to health
status and identifies the health related issues where you work and
live? What might you do to address these? With whom might you
work? Take time to explore the "road map". You might be
surprised where this takes you.
State by State Fact Sheets
Choose your state to learn more about the immediate benefits of
the Affordable Care Act.
Health Disparities, Health disparities refer to differences
between groups of people. These differences can affect how
frequently a disease affects a group, how many people get sick, or
how often the disease causes death.
Many different populations are affected by disparities. These
- Racial and ethnic minorities
- Residents of rural areas
- Women, children, the elderly
- Persons with disabilities
This is a very good resource related toBehavioral Health
Integrated Care,There is a lot of discussion regarding
integrated models of care. What does this entail? How might this
influence your practice, one's classroom, congregation,
This link provides very helpful "click on tabs" and relates a
state wide initiative in California.
This link connects you to theNational Council for Community
Behavioral Healthcare'sdesignated site. It provides numerous
annotated links to a wealth of information and resources.
Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions-
Training Curriculum for Integrated Care. This link represents a
response of a professional association (American Psychological
Association) and a recommendation for training and educating
members. This could be a resource for AAPC members as
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.It is the premiere
membership association that focuses on the integration of Primary
Care and Behavioral Health Services. Its annual conference will be
held October 10-13, 2013, in Denver, CO
Prevention: It makes "good sense/cents" to prevent illness and
promote health. This includes mind, body and spirit. The following
links provide information re.Healthy Communities: Building
Coalitions for Health