Back in April CHEER was awarded a $50,000 Healthcare Initiative Foundation grant to conduct a pilot outreach and referral program that has two major goals.
- First is to get low income uninsured people in Long Branch and Takoma Park into primary care treatment.
- Second is to help patients, to get access to social supports that help them improve their health and wellness.
This week we will be meeting with Mobile Med to propose our outreach and referral plan to give people in need in the Long Branch community access to primary medical care.
The Takoma Park Youth Collaborative just completed the “Who Wants to Work Challenge” an employment readiness training for young people ages 16 to 19. From March 4 to April 8, a total of thirty local youth participated in at least one of six sessions, with an average of 14 at each session. Seven completed the program and earned referrals for employment. Almost all the youth were participants in Making a New United People (MANUP) or Identity.
During the winter of 2015 CHEER community outreach specialists brought health care insurance information and opportunities to the Latino and African immigrant communities in the Takoma Park and Silver Spring area. During the Affordable Care Act open enrollment season our team of eight community outreach specialists contacted 1,368 people about health care opportunities through the Affordable Care Act and the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Access Program (CHAP). Read More
Kaiser Permanente’s Charitable Health Access Program is a subsidized health care product for low income uninsured individuals who do not have access or qualify for any other health care program. This is an off exchange program so enrollment has to be completed before February 15, 2015. This is for low income uninsured people and provides quality health care at no cost for premiums and copays.
Click here to see the flier in Spanish and English.
The Affordable Care Act offers quality affordable private health insurance for many individuals and families. Enrollment can be done online through the Maryland Health Connection. To advance the community goal of increasing access to health care, CHEER has contracted with Montgomery County, in collaboration with the Capital Region Health Connector, to conduct outreach and education to uninsured individuals and families from the Latino and African Immigrant populations in Takoma Park and Long Branch. Read More