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. Click on below links to access materials.
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
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.
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.
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
Title: Low or No-Cost Health Coverage for Your Child
Description: Audio radio PSA reminding Native American families to sign up for Medicaid and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Title: Claiming An Indian Exemption for the 2014 Tax Year is Easy
Description: Audio PSA providing instructions for claiming an Indian Exemption for the 2014 tax year
Title: Not to Worry (Musician: Zachary Hartlev)
Description: 49 song encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to sign up for coverage at the Health Insurance Marketplace
Title: It’s Like That (Musician: Deekon Jones)
Description: Rap PSA encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to sign up for coverage at the Health Insurance Marketplace
Title: Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?
Description: Holiday-theme audio PSA encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Peace of Mind
This is Important
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.
2015 Upcoming 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. For more information click on: http://go.cms.gov/ANAN-trainings
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. Please allow two weeks for your order to be completed. http://go.cms.gov/CMS-Tribal-Products
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