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Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Activities

The second open enrollment period for health insurance officially ended on February 15, 2015, and once again community health centers were at the epicenter of the effort to enroll the uninsured into health care coverage. 

Nearly 1,200 health centers currently receive ongoing funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to conduct outreach and enrollment (O&E) assistance activites in their service areas. Many health centers and primary care associations receive funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support Navigator outreach and enrollment activities. NACHC is providing a range of support on O&E activities:

Outreach and Enrollment Policy Updates

Refer to the NACHC O&E Policy page for the most recent and relevant policy and funding announcements.

Last year, beginning in July 2014, NACHC launched its webinar series, "Sign Me Up!" Navigating the Outreach and Enrollment Landscape. The series concluded in December 2014 and included webinars on Medicaid enrollment strategies, preparing for the next open enrollment period, income determination and tax-related issues, and a TeleForum to kick off the 2014-15 Open Enrollment Period. Click here for more information on future events, archived NACHC webinars, and links to O&E-related webinars produced by other national organizations.

NACHC partners with national, state, and local organizations around outreach and enrollment best practices, resource creation, and responding to issues that come up in the field. Click here for links to key organizations focused on outreach and enrollment and for NACHC resources on O&E.

Key Staff Contacts

Ted Henson, Director, Health Center Performance and Innovation, (301) 347-0474,

Heidi Emerson, Manager, State Affairs, Policy and Programs, (202) 331-4602,


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