Important – and moving – story about measles

Well-known children’s author Roald Dahl shares the moving story of the loss of his young daughter to measles, many years ago.  Also see the great link embedded in the article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/02/the-saddest-story-roald-dahl-ever-wrote-about-his-daughters-death-from-measles-and-is-worth-reading-today/?postshare=3071422971209203

Joan Lane, MPH, Southwestern AHEC Director of Programs and Bridgeport Immunization Coordinator

Connecticut’s Community Health Workers – White Paper

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Connecticut’s Community Health Workers

“Hot off the press!”   White paper that discusses the status of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Connecticut in 2014.  Heinrich Consulting, aka Deb Heinrich, Ph.D., completed this research in August 2014 by contacting various employers, state agencies, community health centers, philanthropic organizations, community health workers, and community-based agencies to get information about how CHWs are utilized and recognized, where they work, what they do, their successes, and how they can be utilized in the future.  Read this exciting report!  Click on the link above!

HealthStreet community health worker* This project was funded by the Connecticut Health Foundation.

Last day for Open Enrollment with Access Health CT

March 31st is the Last Day for Enrollment for Access Health CT!

March 31st is the Last Day for Enrollment for Access Health CT!

ACCESS HEALTH CT PROVIDES IN-PERSON ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE DEADLINE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Fairfield County residents who do not have health care coverage can shop and compare plans 24/7 at www.accesshealthct.com or call the AHCT call center at 1‐855‐805-HEALTH (4325). The call center staff has representatives Monday, March 31 from 8:00 AM to midnight.

The Fairfield County Navigator Organization for Access Health CT, Southwestern AHEC, has several enrollment events for those who are trying to sign up for health insurance before the deadline of midnight, March 31st.  They are:

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM           Danbury Public Danbury, 170 Main Street, Danbury

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM           GBAPP, 1470 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM           AmeriCares, 88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM           Optimus Health Care, 982 E Main Street, Bridgeport

11:00 AM – 7:30 PM          Southwest Community Health Center, 968 Fairfield Avenue, Bpt.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM          Norwalk Community Health Center, 120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk

WHAT information do I need to bring for enrollment?

  • Birthdates for all family members who need coverage
  •  Social Security Numbers for all family members who need coverage (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  •  Citizenship or immigration status and certificate of naturalization, if applicable
  •  Tax returns for previous years
  •  Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, employer’s EIN number, pay stubs and W-2 – wages and tax statements)
  •  Health care coverage information (policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household

For additional information regarding the NIPA events, visit ahctcommunity.org, or call Millie Seguinot, Fairfield County Key Navigator Staff at 203 338-1291203 338-1291.

 After March 31, residents will only be able to obtain coverage under these plans under special circumstances, such as marriage, divorce, birth, adoption or loss of insurance coverage from an employer.  Consumers must sign up for coverage or receive an exemption from coverage by March 31, 2014 to avoid a tax penalty.  For 2014, the federal government will assess a penalty of 1 percent of gross household income over the federal income tax filing threshold or $95 per individual, whichever amount is greater.


 

ORBIT Celebrates Its STARS! May 18th

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