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Free PLA Webinar Regarding ACA and LGBTQ Health

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Library
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it critical for health information providers across the country to stay informed about the special protections and benefits health insurance coverage offers to the safety of LGBTQ community members. This free webinar will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively for LGBTQ communities during the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act (Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2020 for plans that start Jan. 1. 2021). It will also cover Special Enrollment Period eligibility for people who have experienced lifetime events, such as losing a job or having a baby.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major health and healthcare access disparities affecting the LGBTQ population, including specific subpopulations such as transgender people;
  • Describe the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have relevance for addressing these disparities;
  • Explain specific strategies that library workers, consumer assistance personnel, and other health information providers can use to effectively connect with LGBTQ community members;
  • Identify the role of Enrollment Assistors and Navigators in their communities who can help LGBTQ people enroll in available insurance; and
  • Outline successful strategies for library outreach, engagement, and enrollment at the local level.

Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. CT | 12:00 p.m. MT | 11:00 a.m. PT | 10:00 a.m. Alaska | 8:00 a.m. Hawaii

Register for PLA’s “The ACA and Advancing LGBTQ Health

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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