Where: Priester National Health Conference Host Site, Corvallis, Oregon
Are you curious about the coming changes in health insurance?
Are you currently doing or considering programming on the topic?
Are you less than totally confident you have what’s needed to do the programming?
If so, this pre-conference is for you.
A multi-state Extension team is currently working together to fill a demand for understanding, learning, and establishing a body of knowledge and educational programming related to health reform and specifically health insurance literacy. Efforts are underway to explain the law and develop health insurance educational materials and programs. Not only will our programming people respond knowledgeably, but also it will position Extension and the land-grant system as a leader in addressing this compelling public policy issue.
This interactive session will provide time for you to learn about how Extension is responding to the Affordable Care Act, explore multiple ways to conduct state-specific programming and consider joining the multi-state task forces to plan for, test and conduct programming in preparation for the health insurance open enrollment season of fall, 2013.
We know that for Extension educators to tackle this new programming area, all of us need the confidence and the knowledge that will reduce our fear of not knowing what we’re doing. We also know that even for those who want to do the educational programming, we want to learn from others about the what, why, when, where, how and impact of the education. And we know that we all have states with different responses to health reform and health insurance markets.
Bottom line is that consumers will be making health insurance purchase decisions this year with or without us. Most are confused; many lack necessary knowledge and skills to make wise decisions.
Don’t you agree that improving decision-making is a key function for Extension Education?
Register today for $40 and attend! At the very least, you’ll leave with an emerging tool for making wise health insurance purchase decisions for you and your family!
For more information, contact Bonnie Braun, PhD, University of Maryland Extension: firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Rodgers, University of Deleware Extension: email@example.com