The Action for Health Justice (AHJ), released a national report detailing many of the serious gaps in resources at federal and state levels during the first Open Enrollment Period. Despite these gaps, the report captures practices and strategies used by its 70 community-based partners in 22 states that reached over 600,000 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders during this period. Improving the Road to Coverage: Lessons Learned on Outreach, Education, and Enrollment for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities, provides a roadmap for outreach and enrollment assisters and policymakers heading into the next Open Enrollment Period to ensure those eligible get enrolled and stay enrolled in health care coverage. As detailed in the report, challenges faced during the first Open Enrollment Period included the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate materials; insufficient and unequal distribution of resources; low health literacy; and immigration-related concerns.
Asian Health Coalition is a proud member of AHJ. AHJ’s partner organizations are active in the following 21 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Washington.