How the Affordable Care Act Affects Older Adults and the Uninsured
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
Community Grand Rounds is the premier program of the Center for Community Health and Vitality (CCHV). Community Grand Rounds is a series of events held in a community setting focusing on how the University of Chicago research can help improve health on the South Side. The series includes networking opportunities, formal presentations, and audience question and answer sessions on a variety of issues.
This proven format allows University investigators to talk with community members about existing research projects that can improve health and wellness. Series topics are determined by community members in partnership with University faculty.
The October 12, 2013 Community Grand Rounds will focus on the topic of the Affordable Care Act/ObamaCare.
Participants will hear a panel of experts on SIX aspects of the Affordable Care Act that will affect older adults and the uninsured beginning October 1, 2013. Afterwards, attendees will have an opportunity to join smaller break-out groups in which they can address their questions about the Affordable Care Act to panelists and small group facilitators. Topics will include:
1. Access to Insurance and Health Care 4. Coordination of Care
2. Coverage of Preventive Care 5. Coverage for Pharmaceuticals
3. Insurance Exchange Options 6. Advocacy for Legislation
In-Person Counselors will be on site to enroll individuals in new coverage options and affordability programs!
Refreshments will be served starting at 1:00PM. Event will start promptly at 1:30PM. Early arrival is strongly suggested. Parking is available on the street and the south side of the building.
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The Center for Community Health and Vitality at the University of Chicago Medicine
The Center for Community Health and Vitality (CCHV) is working to create a healthier South Side by addressing all aspects of personal wellness. Built on the research and partnerships developed by the University of Chicago Medicine's Urban Health Initiative, the Center brings together community members and university faculty and staff to improve the social, economic, environmental and psychological factors that influence a community’s health.
CCHV aims to educate South Side residents about available resources, work to fill gaps in health care and social services, use research to improve community health, and develop initiatives that will dissolve barriers to wellbeing. The Center for Community Health and Vitality and its partners recognize that good health is not merely the absence of disease; it also fosters vitality – the capacity to live and develop.