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NIC Web Series on the Affordable Care Act

  • Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals [Webinar]

    This webinar explains:

    • what health literacy has to do with accessing health care;
    • what literacy is;
    • what health literacy is;
    • the five steps of health literacy-find health information, understand it, evaluate it, communicate it, and use it;
    • the health literacy of U.S. adults;
    • health literacy is disproportionate;
    • barriers to good health literacy;
    • what needs to be done;
    • prevalence of disease;
    • health risks following release;
    • transitional care-continuity of care;
    • barriers to care;
    • Transitions Clinic Program-patient centered and culturally competent care for returning prisoners;
    • strategies to successful engagement post-release;
    • the need for referrals to the community by criminal justice providers;
    • how to make connections between criminal justice providers and the community;
    • referrals to the community from the jail or prison;
    • referrals to the community;
    • and electronic linkages.
  • Medicaid Administrative Claiming and Targeted Case Management: Opportunities for Public Safety [Webinar]

    This webinar will: define roles that criminal justice professionals play in Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) and Targeted Case Management (TCM); define service needs of justice involved individuals; highlight community corrections and criminal justice agency examples of resource utilization; explain strategies for meeting increased demand for healthcare services under the Affordable Care Act; and differentiate between MAC and TCM. The webinar aims to: demonstrate that MAC and TCM are excellent fits with day to day activities that Probation Officers and Parole Agents provide; and walk through the process to assist interested individuals in getting MAC/TCM up and running in their locales.