|The Mission of the National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) is to strengthen the capacity of federally funded Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers and other health center grantees by providing training and a range of technical assistance.
Gabi lives in public housing and has two young kids. Although her children are covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), she does not have any coverage for herself.
Gabi works a part-time job and tries to watch kids in her neighborhood on the weekend for a couple extra dollars. Lately she has been having shooting pain in her neck and back and it's making it difficult for her to work. Unfortunately she does not have the time or money to go to the doctor. She has heard about the changes to health care but does not even know where to begin to find coverage or health care for herself.
Are Residents in Public Housing Ready for Open Enrollment?
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) is busy preparing residents for the Affordable Care Act roll-out. Health center programs and other public health organizations play an important role in ensuring that residents are:
1. Aware of all the changes and benefits affecting them.
2. Have the coverage they need.
for the exclusive interview with Portia Meachem of HABC.
Preparing Residents for the Marketplace
Need more information on Open Enrollment? Health center staff should be aware of a few changes that may directly affect public housing residents. Here's a brief reminder of some of the important provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
|How Hispanic/Latino Populations Benefit from Cultural Competency|
Culturally competent healthcare systems can reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. When Hispanic patients do not understand what their healthcare providers are telling them, and providers either do not speak Spanish or are insensitive to cultural differences, the quality of health care is compromised. The need for culturally competent health care in the United States is great. Hispanics are burdened with higher rates of diseases, disability, and death, and tend to receive a lower quality of health care.
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