Month: July 2013

Countdown to Open Enrollment: 3 things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace

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Healthcare.gov – Countdown to Open Enrollment: 3 things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace

We’re counting down to October 1, when open enrollment starts for the new Health Insurance Marketplace. You’ll get the information you need to help you learn about your insurance options, apply for coverage, and enroll in a health insurance plan. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014.
Here are 3 things to know:
• The Marketplace is an easier way to shop for health insurance. The Marketplace simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. With one application, you can compare plans side-by-side and explore any free or low-cost programs you may qualify for. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage and enroll. Find the Marketplace in your state.
• Most people can get lower costs. When you use the Marketplace you may be able to get lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. When you fill out your application, you’ll find out how much you can save based on your income. Most people who apply will qualify for some level of savings.
• The Marketplace gives you control over your options with clear, apples-to-apples comparisons. In the Marketplace, information about prices and benefits is written in simple language. You get a clear picture of what premiums and protections you’d get before you enroll. You can compare plans based on what’s important to you, and choose the combination of price and coverage that fits your needs and budget.
Be sure you and your friends are ready to take advantage of this great opportunity starting October 1! Spread the word—explore the Marketplace, and get ready to enroll!
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Hawai’i State Rural Health Association Newsletter

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Please click on the link below to view the July issue of the Hawai’i State Rural Health Association newsletter.

HSRHA newsletter – July 2013

 

 

Rural Research Alert: Uninsured

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The Uninsured: An Analysis by Income and Geography

This policy brief analyzes data from the 2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates in order to report on uninsurance rates in rural and urban places according to individuals’ income levels. We find lower uninsurance rates at income levels below 400% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) in rural places.  However, we also show that, due to a concentration of incomes below 138% FPL, rural uninsured populations stand to benefit more from possible Medicaid expansions than their urban counterparts. As a percentage of the overall adult population, rural places have more potential enrollees in both expanded Medicaid programs and Health Insurance Marketplaces. We also report on the considerable regional variation in these results.Contact Information:
Keith J. Mueller, PhD
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Phone: 319.384.3831
keith-mueller@uiowa.edu

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We>I – Visionary Change to End Violence Against Women

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WE>I

Visionary Change to End Violence Against Women

The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Joyful Heart Foundation invite you to the 2013 HSCADV Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be provide an opportunity for advocates and those committed to ending domestic and sexual violence to take a step back, add to our body of knowledge, spark diverse ideas, and have critical conversations for our movement in Hawaii.

Day 1 will explore new and evolving approaches to working toward ending violence against women across the spectrum of violence.  Featured speakers include:

  • Anne Menard, Executive Director of National Resource Center on Domestic Violence,
  • Lorraine Robinson, Executive Director, TJ Mahoney, and
  • Dr. Valli Kalei Kanuha, Professor and Chair, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Sociology

Other highlights include experiential sessions to revision our work, and applying physical movement in our movement to end violence, with Norma Wong, an instructor with the Institute of Zen Studies.

Day 2 will look at how to manage vicarious trauma and support wellness in the workplace. Highlights of this day include dialogue sessions to identify and plan how to sustain ourselves in our advocacy work as well as experiential wellness sessions that promote concrete approaches to maintaining individual well-being.

DATE: Thursday, September 26 & Friday, September 27, 2013

TIME: Registration begins at 8:00 am. Program 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Ko’olau Ballrooms and Conference Center, 56-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744

REGISTRATION: Click here to register.  General registration deadline will be closed onSeptember 10, 2013 or when space is full.

COST: Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch and all training materials for both days.  Single day registration fees are NOT available.

  • $70 – Early Registration by August 22,2013
  • $75 for registration August 23rd to September 10 or when space is full

Payment can be made by check. Please make checks out to:
Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
810 Richards Street, Suite 960
Honolulu, HI 96813

REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIPS: There are a limited number of scholarships for registration fees for HSCADV member programs and individuals in need. You may request a registration scholarship when you register. Registration scholarships must be requested by August 2, 2013.  

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS: There are a limited number of travel scholarships available for HSCADV program members and Domestic Violence task force members who register by July 31, 2013.  You may request a travel scholarship when you register. Advocates and task force members receiving travel scholarships must:

  • Arrange your flights with HSCADV consultant, Ana Maring.  Ms. Maring will be contacting travel scholarship recipients.
  • Share a double occupancy room OR pay for one-half of the expenses for a single occupancy room (based on room availability). You may choose not to stay at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki; however, sponsorship does not cover the costs for accommodations elsewhere.
  • Pay the Registration Fee of $70 by September 10, 2013.
  • Sponsorship does not cover expenses for per diem, or meals other than those provided during the conference. (Meals provided during the conference include breakfast and lunch on September 26 and 27.
  • Ground transportation information will be provided prior to the conference.

For planning purposes please see the breakout for travel scholarships.  The number of seats available is a rough estimate and depending on costs we may have to adjust the number as tickets are booked.

Island Program Travel Scholarships
Hawaii Island YMCA 1
CFS TPFF Kona 5
CFS TPFF Hilo 5
Task Force Members 5
Kauai YWCA 7
Task Force Members 5
Maui PACT Maui 4
WHW Maui 4
CFS Maui 4
Task Force Members 4
Lanai WHW Lanai 4
Task Force Members 2
Molokai MCSC 6
Task Force Members 4
Neighbor Island Subtotal 60

Cancellation Policy
Registration fees – Payment or guarantee of payment is due by the September 10, 2013registration deadline. Participant substitutions are permitted with prior notification. If participants cancel their registrations after the deadline or fail to attend the training, they or their organization will be billed the full registration fee.

Participants who are receiving a travel scholarship who cancel or do not attend the conference, will be responsible for the cost of airfare and lodging.
For more information, please contact Ana Maring at ana_maring@yahoo.com.

This event would not have been possible without the Sponsorship of:
State of Hawaii Judiciary, First Circuit Court,
Maternal and Child Health Branch, Department of Health
Commission on the Status of Women

For more information, please contact:
Ana Maring
Domestic and Sexual Violence Consultant
808-216-4153
ana_maring@yahoo.com

Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs

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The Hawai‘i Community Foundation (“HCF”) and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (“HTA”) have partnered to administer the Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs. HCF/HTA have launched the 2014 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resource grant programs. To view RFPs, click on Hawaiian Culture 2014 RFP and Natural Resources 2014 RFP. Online applications will be accepted after July 30, 2013 on HCF’s Nonprofit Gateway (please register early!). Deadlines to apply are 9/23/2013 for Hawaiian Culture and 10/28/2013 for Natural Resources.
HCF and HTA staff will be all islands to answer questions regarding the 2014 Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resource Program RFPs. You are invited to attend a FREE Informational Session followed by a Grant Writing Workshop presented by the Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organization (HANO) – a small fee is required for most grant writing workshops. These sessions are coming up in the next few weeks!
All sessions will be held from:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – 2014 HTA RFP Informational Session by HCF/HTA – FREE
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – HANO’s Grant Writing Workshop – $20, except for Lāna‘i & Moloka‘i. Lunch to be provided.
To view information and registration on info sessions and grant writing workshops, click on the following link to go directly to the website:
To register and view the full list of informational sessions and grant writing workshops, please see HANO’s Event Registration athttp://assetshawaii.org/r/E/NzUyNg/MTM4/0/0/a3JoY2FpQHlhaG9vLmNvbQ/aHR0cDovL2hhbm8uY2FtcDkub3JnL0RlZmF1bHQuYXNweD9wYWdlSWQ9MTA3MjgzIyEjIQ/123/0. If you have questions on registration, please contact Jennifer Cornish Creed, HANO’s Director of Member & Professional Development, at (808) 529-0453 or jcreed@hano-hawaii.org.
Please feel free to pass along this information to organizations engaged in environmental and cultural perpetuation.
If you have any questions on the HTA grant opportunities, please contact HCF Staff, Larissa Kick at lkick@hcf-hawaii.org.