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Cudahy Bulldog Football- Update New Date for Social & Thank you

A couple of upcoming events for the Cudahy Bulldog Football Program

Reminder Bulldog friends and families - Wednesday September 4th @ 6:30 is the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the BRAND SPANKING NEW Bulldog Concessions Shack at General Mitchell Field. Bulldog Football players will be provided with pizza and beverages. This a great photo opportunity with everyone who helped make this happen!! Join us!!

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Free Health Screening

In the spirit of giving back to the community, Willowcrest Care Center South Milwaukee is providing  FREE Health Screenings & Raffle Prizes  to the senior community on Tuesday 9/24/13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 
Health Screenings include:
 
                Blood Pressure Checks: Willowcrest
                B.M.I. Testing: Heartland Home Health
                Vascular Disease Assessment: Heart to Sole/ Visiting Angels
                Wheel Chair & Walker Safety Checks: Accessability
                Chiropractic Screenings: Gavric/Hyatt Chiropractic
                Foot Pain Screenings: Milwaukee Foot Specialist
                Blood Sugar Testing: Lake Shore Medical Clinics
                Glaucoma Checks: Unger Eye M.D.
 
For more information, please visit the Willlowcrest website: www.willowcrestskillednursing.com
 
 

Milwaukee County Offers Help in ACA Enrollment

For Immediate Release                                                                                                
DATE: September 18, 2013
Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director
414.278.5281 Office
Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com
Twitter: @MkeCoExecPress 


Milwaukee County Offers Help in ACA Enrollment

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County is taking a proactive approach to help people understand and enroll in health plans as the Affordable Healthcare Care Act (ACA) is rolled out October 1st.

The County’s core services provide an opportunity to leverage contacts with the community into enrollment. Using existing resources and staff, County Departments will help clients they are already serving understand and enroll in the ACA.

Milwaukee County is also partnering with the Milwaukee Enrollment Network to educate and assist residents with enrollment. The network is made up of several organizations including the Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership, the State of Wisconsin, Covering Kids & Families and IMPACT 2-1-1.

“When the healthcare exchanges open, we know there will be a lot of questions. We’ve been working for months to make sure we can offer some help and clarity,” said County Executive Chris Abele. “Taxpayers should be assured that our efforts are focused on leveraging resources to benefit the community. We’re using our existing services and the cooperative relationships I’ve been building since taking office as a platform to expand enrollment.”

Numerous Milwaukee County Departments are taking part in the effort, including:

  • The Disabilities Services Division has trained 60 staff members to help clients understand where to go and how to get services through ACA exchanges.  
  • The Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Community Services Branch has four staff trained as Certified Application Counselors, these staff members will provide individuals every opportunity to understand and enroll in insurance they may be eligible for under the ACA. 
  • Winged Victory, a program funded through BHD, was developed to assist people living with mental illness in applying for disability benefits and other entitlements available to them. 
  • The Behavioral Health Division has trained an intake service manager and two administration coordinators to help patients enroll. These staff members will provide individuals every opportunity to understand and enroll in insurance they may be eligible for under the ACA. 
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is partnering with IMPACT 2-1-1 to provide people with accurate information about healthcare benefit options, and provide an over-the-phone screening to help make the most appropriate referral to an enrollment assistance provider, or directly to an ACA Marketplace website or call center.
  • The BHD Community Services Branch is requiring all Central Intake Units to have trained Certified Application Counselors on staff to assist with enrollment into ACA exchanges or Medicaid.
  • The Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) is providing training to senior advocates, staff and community service providers.
  • MCDA is also partnering with SeniorLaw to provide information to people 60-64 years old on enrollment options.
  • Milwaukee County is working with the Community Justice Council to pursue options for people in the criminal justice system to get enrolled.

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