Get Covered!

The Shriver Center's health advocates train and provide technical assistance to Affordable Care Act enrollment specialists in Illinois, who provide in-person help to the uninsured or underinsured communities. Recent studies showed that seven out of ten uninsured consumers want in-person help understanding their new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. The “Get Covered Connector” below will help consumers find and schedule appointments with local enrollment specialists, and access appointment reminders.

The Challenges of Serving Undocumented and Immigrant Families

Short Name: 
immigrant
Event date and time: 
Wed, 2015-04-22 13:00 - 14:30

Case managers often struggle to find effective service-delivery strategies for the increasing numbers of undocumented families their programs serve. This webinar presented a national perspective on service-delivery strategies in four basic areas of need: public benefits, health care, housing, and employment.

A Letter From the President

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The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is "moving into a new era" for Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy. "We are going back to making it free for all of its users, and we are going forward into the era of online publishing to keep the Review as powerful an organizing tool as it has ever been," says Shriver Center President John Bouman.

By: 
John Bouman

HelpHub: Technology to Build a Community for Affirmative Advocacy

Article Abstract: 
HelpHub, a crowdsourced website for frontline enrollment specialists in Illinois, offers expertise and feedback on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s implementation. Experts respond to information requests, elevate cases to government partners, and monitor for policy shortcomings. A forum for state and federal advocacy, HelpHub is a model for affirmative advocacy in the Act’s ongoing implementation.
By: 
Stephanie Altman
By: 
Stephani Becker
By: 
Basel Musharbash

Six Steps to Broader Impact

Article Abstract: 
High-volume, direct-service legal aid organizations would like to increase their impact. The transition to a practice model that fosters a mix of direct services and high-impact affirmative advocacy has six operational steps. Identifying client problems as subjects of broad-based advocacy is followed by brainstorming about responsible parties and strategies. Any decision to proceed with affirmative advocacy is based on a “research action,” which organizations must recognize as valuable expenditure of time and resources.
By: 
John Bouman

Socioeconomic Student Assignment Plans: Opportunities for Low-Income Families and Racial Diversity in K–12 Public Schools

Article Abstract: 

A socioeconomic student assignment plan is a method of enrolling students in public schools that gives families a choice and better opportunities for their children to attend high-quality schools with a racially and economically diverse student body. Information and transparency are key in a socioeconomic student assignment process. Antipoverty and education advocates should consider pursuing socioeconomic student assignment plans in their communities.

By: 
Carol Ashley

Ficha Técnica de Opciones de Seguro Médico para Consumidores

Este documento es una ficha técnica para consumidores que describe cuales son las opciones de obtener seguro médico se basan en los requisitos de ingresos familiares de los distintos programas de seguro médico.

Date: 
2014-03-07

Health Insurance Fact Sheet for Consumers

This document is a fact sheet for consumers that describes what their health insurance options are based on income/household requirements of the various health insurance programs. 

Date: 
2014-03-07

The Affordable Care Act’s Tools for Attacking Racial Health Disparities

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America’s health care system is rife with racial disparities in health outcomes. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 supplies race-conscious tools to tackle those disparities and equalize health care. The Affordable Care Act expands health insurance coverage and should bring many more people of color into the ranks of the insured. The Act funds community-based health initiatives, requires monitoring of health disparities, and supports medical professionals who will work in underserved areas.

By: 
Andrea Kovach
By: 
John Bouman
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