Get Covered: Family Planning
NFPRHA’s Get Covered: Family Planning project supports Affordable Care Act (ACA) education and enrollment activities conducted by its membership. By offering resources and support for its members, NFPRHA is in a position to make a significant impact on the number of people who enroll in health insurance - either through Medicaid or marketplace plans.
Through Get Covered, NFPRHA members are provided with free, focus group-tested education and enrollment materials designed specifically for use with patients who are in need of health insurance. Materials include: brochures with information for patients about the ACA and insurance enrollment; scripts to help staff who interact with the public to talk effectively about enrollment; and posters to draw attention to enrollment efforts taking place in the health center. Additionally, members have the opportunity to participate in trainings on in-reach, outreach and effective messaging around enrollment.
NFPRHA members who wish to learn more about effective ACA education and enrollment may download Get Covered’s Enrollment in a Box toolkit, a guide to planning and implementing a successful education and enrollment program.
Education and enrollment efforts are important because they help the uninsured gain access to sexual and reproductive health services; help publicly funded providers free up funds that can be used to subsidize services or improve their infrastructure; and help providers reinforce a strong patient/provider relationship that will aid the long-term health of the safety net while improving health outcomes.