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Preparing for New Coverage Opportunities for Undocumented Immigrants

Updated: Nov 16, 2023



This interactive webinar, sponsored by the Immigrant & Refugee Health Alliance, is an opportunity to discuss two new avenues for undocumented immigrants to enroll in healthcare coverage in 2024. Learn about both programs’ current status and limitations, hear highlights from a recent landscape scan on immigrant health in Washington, and participate in smaller group discussions to contribute your feedback and expertise to inform the implementation process. This session is designed to support community health center staff in preparation for Open Enrollment and a changing coverage landscape in 2024, and beyond.







Intended Audience:

Audience limited to staff from community health centers: Suggested staff to attend include those with roles related to Outreach & Enrollment, Community Health Workers, and Health Equity.


Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending the learning event, attendees will be able to describe how to:

  • Summarize the current status of coverage opportunities for undocumented immigrants available soon through WA Healthplanfinder.

  • Describe the findings of landscape scans conducted last fall by Community Health Network of Washington and Latino Community Fund.

  • Discuss approaches to prepare for these new coverage opportunities.

  • Recognize how the coverage opportunities may impact their organization.

  • Identify ongoing needs for community health centers.

  • Formulate questions about coverage opportunities for follow-up.


Presenters:


Molly Firth, Principal, MCG Consulting

Molly Firth is the owner of MCG Consulting, a health policy consulting firm in Seattle, and provides health policy research, legislative advocacy and strategy services to clients. She is a clinical instructor, teaching health policy development and advocacy at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health (Department of Health Systems and Population Health) Molly Firth Principal MCG Consulting and advising Health Systems and Policy concentration graduate students. Previously, Molly was the Director of Public Policy at the Community Health Network of Washington, a network of community-based health clinics across the state, and Community Health Plan of Washington, the state’s only safety net health plan. She advocated for Washington State's community health centers for over ten years and is committed to improving access to health care for uninsured and underserved individuals and families.


Dekker Dirksen, Public Policy Director, Community Health Network of Washington

Questions? Contact:

Patricia Gepert

Health Access Coordinator

(360)786.9722 ext. 230


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