Join the North Carolina AIDS Action Network for a Medicaid Ambassador Training on Thursday, March 26th (10am-5pm) and Friday, March 27th (10am-3:30pm) at the ECU Family Medicine Center (101 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834). Lunch will be provided.
The Medicaid program provides people living with HIV in North Carolina access to comprehensive healthcare coverage, which leads to higher viral suppression rates and better health outcomes. The Medicaid program also covers PrEP, which will help ensure access for lower income people vulnerable to HIV.
The role of a Medicaid Ambassador is similar to the role of community health promoter where the promoter is the connector with the community because they themselves are part of the community. Even though they may not directly work in the area of health, they play an important role in this area because they know about the Medicaid program and the health information the community needs to know but many times is hard for the community to access due to different reasons, for example: not knowing how to read, language barriers, transportation, lack of community involvement, etc.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the basics of the Medicaid program and develop strategies in order to empower them to address the healthcare needs of their communities and the broader HIV community in North Carolina. This hands-on training will equip advocates with the tools and skills they will need to confidently speak with legislators and the general public about the Medicaid program and make their voices heard!
ECU Family Medicine Center, FMC Class Room A, 2114A
101 Heart Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
*Parking is available in the front of the building*