Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities

January 13, 2015, 3:00 to 4:30 PM EST

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) invites you to join us for an important webinar on Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST. This technical assistance webinar will provide an in-depth review of SAMHSA’s recently released toolkit for behavioral health providers to assist LGBT communities with Affordable Care Act Enrollment.

This toolkit, Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities: A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers, is a three-part guide intended to help behavioral health providers better understand health insurance enrollment and the unique concerns facing their LGBT patients. The toolkit consists of a briefing document for providers, a PowerPoint presentation reviewing the briefing document, and a trifold Frequently Asked Questions brochure for consumers.

Experts in LGBT health insurance enrollment and behavioral health care will present the toolkit and give an overview of each of its three parts. The webinar will also provide an overview of LGBT health disparities, as well as discuss targeted outreach and enrollment strategies for LGBT communities.

Speakers include:
· Brian Altman, JD
Director of Policy and Innovation, SAMHSA
· Kellan Baker, MPH, MA
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Steering Committee Member, Out2Enroll
· Heather M. Chase, LCSW-C
Staff Therapist and Lead Clinician, Chase Brexton Health Care

What: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities
When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:00pm ET
Registration: Participants can register for the event at https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=916857&sessionid=1&key=375B7316D3C15F6CB0F609799425453E&sourcepage=register

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Elliot Kennedy, JD
Special Expert, LGBT Affairs
Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
o: 240-276-2239
c: 202-768-1302
elliot.kennedy@samhsa.hhs.gov