People may not be aware that they are eligible for subsidized health care insurance or do not know how to use benefits effectively. Outreach activities are designed to link individuals with free or low-cost programs; programs range from national awareness campaigns to one-on-one counseling at community centers. Examples follow of national and state initiatives, as well as community initiatives sponsored by AHA member organizations.
Children's Health Matters
Sponsors: Ascension Health, Bon Secours Health System, Carondelet Health System, Catholic Charities USA, The Catholic Health Association of the United States, Catholic Health East, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Catholic Healthcare Partners.
Sponsor: Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, New Hampshire.
Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative
Sponsors: 35 partners lead by Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Harlem Hospital Center, and Alianza Dominicana.