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.
Family Medical History (December 2020)
Knowing your family medical history can shape decisions you make about your health. When catching up with family around the holidays, make sure to ask about their health. Contact your local Indian health care provider for more information, visit Healthcare.gov, or call 1–800–318–2596. A message from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The CMS Division of Tribal Affairs has developed the ads, flyers, bookmarks, and email signature blocks below to educate people about the importance of flu vaccination.
- Flu Shots Covered by Medicare Print Ad (PDF)
(PDF, 388 KB, 1 pp)
- Flu Shots Covered by Medicaid and CHIP Print Ad (PDF)
(PDF, 251 KB, 1 pp)
- Flu Shots Covered by Medicare Fillable Flyer (PDF)
(PDF, 371 KB, 1 pp)
- Flu Shots Covered by Medicaid and CHIP Fillable Flyer (PDF)
(PDF, 378 KB, 1 pp)
- Flu Shots Covered by Medicare Bookmark (PDF)
(PDF, 547 KB, 2 pp)
- Flu Shots Covered by Medicaid and CHIP Bookmark (PDF)
(PDF, 378 KB, 1 pp)
Email Signature Blocks
- The 18-month 2020–2021 Tribal Calendar (PDF) (PDF, 6.8 MB, 44 pp) helps keep track of appointments and provides links to resources on health care coverage options.
- The Children's Health Checklist (PDF) (PDF, 965 KB, 2 pp) reviews preventive services that are free with Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
- My Health—Children's and Adult Vaccinations (PDF) (PDF, 1.4 MB, 2 pp) can help ensure people of all ages are getting the vaccines they need.
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.