Outreach and Education Resources
The Outreach and Education Resources page provides access to outreach materials and resources to support the efforts of Indian health care providers and application assisters to enroll American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) into programs administered by CMS. Congress has enacted Indian-specific provisions to eliminate barriers and ensure improved access and enrollment of AI/ANs into Medicare,
Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The resources are sorted by specific outreach topics below, such as the health insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, and AI/AN health coverage data.
Even with these statutory provisions to address barriers to enrollment, AI/ANs have high rates of un-insurance in the United States. For instance, in 2015, 21% of AI/ANs (down from 43% in 2013) were uninsured, which is nearly twice the rate for African Americans, and approximately 12% more than the rate of non-Hispanic Whites. In addition, AI/ANs experience greater health disparities (e.g., diabetes and chronic liver disease) and higher mortality rates than other Americans.
Enrollment in CMS programs benefits AI/AN individuals, their families, and their communities. Enrollment helps reduce health disparities and improves health status by providing AI/ANs with greater access to preventive and specialty care. Indian health care providers who enroll their patients can use the saved funding and resources on uninsured patients. Read more strategies to enroll AI/AN families and children (PDF, 136KB).
Health coverage through CMS programs ensures that AI/ANs can get health care when and where they need it. CMS provides these outreach and education materials to help you reach out to AI/ANs who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, CMS programs.
Your heart beats beyond you. It beats for your family, your friends, your people. Keep it beating with a heart disease screening. Contact your local Indian health care provider, visit healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. A message from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- My Health: Dental Care for Adults (PDF) (PDF, 319 KB, 2 p) explains how good oral health practices can lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other medical conditions.
- Stay Healthy with Medicare (PDF) (PDF, 414 KB, 2 p) provides a checklist of preventive services that can find problems early when treatment is more likely to help.
- CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Marketplace at a Glance (PDF) (PDF, 999 KB, 2 p) reviews health care coverage options and benefits specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Order Outreach and Education Resources
Order CMS tribal outreach and education resources for your community.
Brochures with information about coverage and Indian health facilities in your state:
Watch videos on how health coverage can benefit AI/AN
Native Language PSAs
Listen to PSAs on health coverage benefits for tribal communities in your Native language.
Find and register for trainings related to health coverage for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Visit the CMS tribal resource ordering page to order resources for your community directly from the CMS warehouse. The resource list is updated monthly as more products are added. Please allow 2 weeks for your order to be completed.