Starting Strong Illinois invites you to the latest in a series of webinars on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
SNAP for Enrollment Assisters
Tuesday July 25
A Project of Starting Strong Illinois: Collaborating to Implement Health Care Reform
This webinar will address opportunities, challenges, and resources for assisting individuals with enrolling in SNAP. We are pleased to welcome special guest presenters from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Andrew Hammond, Skadden Fellow for Public Benefits and Litigation; and Chelsea Diaz, Economic Opportunity VISTA.
- Understand the basic eligibility rules of SNAP (the food stamp program)
- Identify the major federal threats to SNAP
- Recognize how you can use HelpHub to issue spot SNAP problems with Illinois DHS
What is Starting Strong Illinois?
Starting Strong Illinois is a collaboration of health policy/advocacy groups and the Illinois foundation community working together to promote successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Members of the Starting Strong Illinois collaborative include: AgeOptions, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Cook County and Hospital System, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, EverThrive Illinois, Health & Disability Advocates, Heartland Alliance, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, Heartland Alliance, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Legal Council for Health Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Treatment Alternative Services Corporation, and Thresholds, Inc.
The Webinar Facilitators:
EverThrive Illinois (formerly Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition) and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law combine their experience and expertise in working with community health providers with the nuts and bolts of state and federal health programs to bring credible, relevant and useful information to Illinois providers.
Who Should Participate?
Enrollment assisters, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, health care organizations, and individuals interested in ACA implementation and concerned about Illinois’ Medicaid program should participate. Navigators, CACs, and other assisters are encouraged to participate.