On May 14, 2013, Covered California announced it will be awarding $37 million in grants to 48 organizations for outreach and education efforts to individuals and small businesses. “Together, we can significantly strengthen our effort to ensure as many Californians as possible are aware of and are enrolled in the new health insurance options this fall for coverage beginning January 1, 2014.” said Executive Director Peter Lee. According to the press release, this will be accomplished through the development of educational partnerships that support outreach and education in communities where likely enrollees are located.
Outreach and Education
Covered California aims to reach Californians through outreach and education, to ensure that access to affordable health care is available for individuals and small businesses. With the awarded grants, Covered California’s goal is to increase awareness of new benefits, educate targeted populations about available subsidy programs, and encourage individuals and small businesses to participate in the health insurance exchange.
The number of Californians eligible for individual insurance is projected to be 5.3 million, with half identified as eligible for financial assistance with their premiums. Grant recipients will reach an estimated 9 million individuals and more than 200,000 small businesses. The largest group potentially eligible for federal subsidies is California’s Latino community, which is the target of 37 outreach and education grants. Caucasians are the next largest group, with 24 grants; African Americans, 24 grants; Middle-Eastern, 11 grants; and Asian-Pacific Islander communities with 20 grants. A detailed list is available at www.hbex.ca.gov.
Organizations that were not awarded grants, may apply to Covered California’s Assisters Program to become Assister Enrollment Entities. Interested organizations can also become part of Covered California’s Community Outreach Network.
See the full press release here
|Individual Funding: Access California Services
Anaheim Health Medical Center Foundation
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Bienestar Human Services, Inc.
Cal State LA University Auxiliary Services, Inc.
California Black Health Network
California Council of Churches
California Health Collaborative
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
California School Health Centers Association
Catholic Charities of California, Inc.
Central Valley Health Network
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Community Health Councils
Council of Community Clinics
East Bay Agency for Children
Fresno Health Communities Access Partners
Infoline of San Diego (2-1-1 San Diego)
John Wesley Community Health (JWCH) Institute
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
Los Angeles Unified School District
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc.
Redwood Community Health Coalition
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency
|Santa Cruz County Human Services DepartmentSEIU Local 521
SEIU United Long Term Care Workers
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego
Solano Coalition for Better Health
St. Francis Medical Center of Lynwood Foundation
The Actors Fund
The East Los Angeles Community Union
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center
The Regents of the University of California
UC Davis, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
United Ways of California
University of Southern California
Valley Community Clinic
Ventura County Public Health
Visión y Compromiso
Small Business Funding:
California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
California Association of Non-Profits
California Hispanic Chambers of commerce Foundation
California Small Business Education Foundation
Small Business Majority