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New Navigator Funding Available

On March 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $2.3 million in additional funding to current Navigator grantees in federally-facilitated marketplace states to support the outreach, education, and enrollment efforts around the 2021 special enrollment period (now through May 15, 2021). The 30 organizations eligible to receive these funds work across 28 states to help consumers access financial assistance through HealthCare.gov, complete their applications, and enroll in coverage through the marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Access to Coverage: A Continued Focus in Uncertain Times

A few short years ago, Minnesota celebrated an all-time low rate of uninsurance. Through the collective effort of navigators, nonprofits, state agencies, health care institutions, and funders across the state, the rate plummeted from 8.2 percent in 2013 to 4.3 percent in 2015.

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Foundations Helping Consumers Find Their Way

Health foundations have long supported the essential work that connects consumers to health insurance coverage. After the passage of the ACA, foundations put that experience to work to promote consumer awareness and uptake of the new coverage options.

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Rural Matters Podcast: Philanthropy Serving Organizations Weigh In on Rural Health

On the fourth and final episode of the series, representatives from philanthropy-serving organizations discussed priority issues and promising strategies to strengthen and expand philanthropic investments in rural areas.

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Rural Matters Podcast: Economically Thriving Communities Boost Rural Health

The third episode of the four-part series addressed economic development in rural areas. Economic prosperity or lack thereof is a vital social determinant of health.

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Rural Matters Podcast: The Promise of Telemedicine Expansion in Rural Areas

This podcast explored the benefits of this expanding service delivery mode, as well as the challenges to achieving equitable telehealth access.

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Rural Matters Podcast: Grantors and Grantees Collaborating to Improve Quality of Life in Rural America

GIH has partnered with Rural Matters–a biweekly podcast about rural education, business, and health–to produce a series on rural health and philanthropy entitled, Viewing Rural Health, Education, and Business Through an Equity Lens.

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Tracking Health Policy Trends in Texas

The Episcopal Health Foundation recently released the latest Texas Health Policy Poll Report, a statewide public opinion survey that gathers Texans’ opinions on a variety of important state health policy issues. Our objective is to use the poll findings to inform the discussion on state health policy priorities.

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Montana Healthcare Foundation: March 2021

Montana Healthcare Foundation created two new reports that look at Medicaid’s impact on the health and economy.

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New Navigator Funding Available

On March 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $2.3 million in additional funding to current Navigator grantees in federally-facilitated marketplace states to support the outreach, education, and enrollment efforts around the 2021 special enrollment period (now through May 15, 2021). The 30 organizations eligible to receive these funds work across 28 states to help consumers access financial assistance through HealthCare.gov, complete their applications, and enroll in coverage through the marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Supporting Clinics to Serve as Community Hubs for Health in Central Texas

In Texas, the lack of access to health care, coupled with inadequate and under-resourced systems, has had a profoundly negative impact on communities of color and underserved areas. COVID-19 has laid bare the severity of these issues even more so. These factors, and our commitment to achieving health equity, have informed the St. David’s Foundation’s primary care safety net strategy.

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Philanthropy Uniquely Positioned to Address Innovations in Safety Net Health

Health Forward Foundation is celebrating 15 years of grantmaking. In this time, the foundation has anchored access to safety net health care for those most in need in the Kansas City region. Along the way, we have learned valuable lessons about maximizing our investments through innovations and partnerships to benefit those most in need.

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