Medicaid outreach training for health professionals offered Oct. 7

Center for Healthy Communities to offer free workshop this fall

DAYTON, Ohio—The Center for Healthy Communities at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is sponsoring Medicaid Outreach Training for health professionals in social work and nursing, along with community health workers and other health and human services agency representatives. The half-day session will be offered Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton. Free parking will be available adjacent to the Job Center. Registration and refreshments begin at 8 a.m.

This free session will teach new or untrained staff to assist clients in applying for Healthy Start/Healthy Families insurance programs through the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services Job Center. The Healthy Start/Healthy Families programs provide medical coverage for low-income children (through age 18) to 200 percent of the federal poverty level and eligible adults up to 90 percent of the federal poverty level. The session will also include general information about other programs through the Job Center and other types of Medicaid, the new financial eligibility figures and enrolling in and services provided by Medicaid Managed Care plans.

Patrick Beatty, chief policy officer for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Jenni Langlois, Medicaid integration manager at ODJFS, will speak on "Medicaid — Regulatory Environment, State Budget and Legislative" as part of the program.

For more information contact Kim Conner at (937) 775-8254, or kimberly.conner@wright.edu. To register contact Cindy Bradley at (937) 775-8248, or lucinda.bradley@wright.edu by Sept. 28.