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Outreach & Education Resources

The CMS Division of Tribal Affairs is responsible for creating and disseminating informational materials to American Indian Alaska Native (AI/AN) beneficiaries, providers, and relevant health professionals on CMS programs.  This includes multimedia (video & radio), printed materials, webinars and training materials.  Many of these materials were developed in collaboration with HHS (Intergovernmental External Affairs), the Indian Health Service, the CMS TTAG, and national Indian organizations.  These materials can be downloaded from this page or ordered from the CMS warehouse. 

Power Point Presentations

Affordable Care Act:  American Indian and Alaska Natives

American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Marketplace

Tribal Specific Brochures 

Health Insurance Marketplace:  What It Means For American Indians and Alaska Native

The Value of Health Insurance: American Indian

The Value of Health Insurance: Alaska Native

About the Health Insurance Marketplace:  American Indian                                               

About the Health Insurance Marketplace: Alaska Native

Tribal Specific Fact Sheets 

AIAN Resource Page

The Affordable Care Act and American Indian and Alaska Native People 

ACA Enrollment Infographic for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Marketplace Basics [PDF, 2MB]

Medicare Basics

Medicaid Basics 

Children’s Health Insurance Plan Basics 

Glossary

Medicaid Flyers

To help support outreach and enrollment efforts, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is offering a set of Medicaid Flyers that are aimed at helping AIAN consumers understand the basics:

  • Who is eligible for Medicaid and CHIP?
  • What benefits do the programs provide?
  • How can individuals enroll?

The materials are for use in AIAN communities where it is important to discuss specific protections for applicants and beneficiaries.  You can now customize print materials for use in your community.  To learn more visit http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/outreach-tools/downloads/tag-fact-sheet-customization-guide-june-2014-final-508.pdf                                                                         

Posters

Five printed CHIP posters were created with sports themes to be distributed in Tribal communities, schools and health centers to encourage enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Marketplace.

3 Friends

Lacrosse ZED

Lacrosse 2 Girls

Lacrosse 3 Girls Playing

Swimming

Four printed posters with general themes to be distributed in in Tribal communities, schools and health centers to encourage enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Marketplace.

Peace of Mind

Get in the Game

A New Path to Health Care

Communities Need Healthy Men

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Each month the CMS Division of Tribal Affairs develops a monthly message in both radio and print to share with tribal communities.  This year the monthly radio messages can be heard each week on  KTNN in Window Rock, AZ; KILI in Pine Ridge, SD; KEYA in Belcourt, ND and Koahnic Broadcasting Corp (Native Voice One, Native America Calling and Earth Songs). 

Along with the radio PSAs, monthly drop-in “news shorts” are running in five tribal newspapers, Indian Country Today, Navajo Times, Juneau Empire, Cherokee Phoenix, and Seminole Tribune.

Please feel free to download and share these messages with your local community. 

Newspaper Drop In Articles

Open Enrollment is Over:  You Can Still Sign Up

General Enrollment:  Why Should AIANs Care About Insurance

General Enrollment:  A new path to health care

General Enrollment:  Protection, peace of mind

General Enrollment: I already have IHS

Adult childless male: Get in the Game

Radio PSAs  

New Path English - Opens in a new window

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind (Navajo)

Peace of Mind (Lakota) - Opens in a new window

Peace of Mind Yupik Radio PSA - Opens in a new window

Peace of Mind (Inupiat) - Opens in a new window

Peace of Mind [Chippewa (Ojibwe)]

Get In The Game - Opens in a new window

This is Important

Videos 

The CMS Division of Tribal Affairs has developed a series of videos for the AI AN populations.

CHIP VIDEO: Partners in Health: Creating Healthy Communities [3:00]: developed for tribal communities and tribal clinic waiting rooms to encourage building of partnerships to make sure families know about opportunities for insurance offered by Medicaid, CHIP and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Medicaid &The Children’s Health Insurance Program:  Working Together for our Children For Our Future [8:00]: developed for tribal communities and tribal clinic waiting rooms to encourage families to enroll in Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Our Health, Our Community Medicare: Medicaid and CHIP outreach to American Indians/Alaska Natives [7:51]:  developed as an enrollment video to encourage tribal communities to enroll in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs.  

A New Path to Health Care: Health Insurance Options for AIANs [6:56]: developed for tribal communities and tribal clinic waiting rooms to provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act, the AI AN specific provisions, what the ACA means for AI ANs and that AI ANs can continue to receive services from their local IHS, tribal or urban Indian clinic.

Webinars

The CMS Division of Tribal Affairs will be scheduling webinars throughout the year covering a variety of topics on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid.  The schedule will be updated weekly. 

For more information click on:   go.cms.gov/ANAN-trainings

How to Order Tribal Products

 A Tribal ordering page has been created and posted on the CMS.gov website for ordering tribal products directly from the warehouse.  The list is updated monthly as more products are added.