During our recent HIV.gov webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV, panelists discussed ways that HIV/AIDS organizations can help reach out to and enroll individuals, particularly from communities of color, in coverage available to them through the Health Insurance Marketplace. One way for organizations to get involved, explained panelist Jeanette Contreras of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Communications, is by becoming a Champion for Coverage Commission on AIDS, the AIDS Project of the Ozarks in Missouri, and many more Champions doing things like this:
- The City of Philadelphia’s Office of HIV Planning worked with local health and HIV/AIDS partners to develop a consumer tool to help PLWH from several Pennsylvania counties pick a Marketplace plan that covers their HIV medication.
- The National Minority AIDS Council hosts their own enrollment-focused webpage and engages with members and local partners through social media to drive people to #GetCovered!
If your organization or agency is interested in joining the growing list of Champions for Coverage, check out some of these Ways Your Organization Can Be a Champion for Coverage, and tell us what you’re doing. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the official list.Is your HIV/AIDS organization already a Champion of Coverage? Let us know what you are doing in the comments section below.