They also will analyze existing Affordable Care Act-related outreach and educational materials, and DMHC consumer assistance training tools, to identify gaps in information available to Californians with disabilities.
HFCDHP and its partners will write easy-to-understand handouts, create a distribution plan for those handouts, and put information in alternative formats. Seniors and consumers with language barriers will also benefit from this easy and accessible information.
DMHC project partners include Premo and June Isaacson Kailes, HFCDHP; Bobbie Wunsch, Pacific Health Consulting Group; Carrie Graham, assistant director of research, and Kathy Simpson, director of health communications at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Health Research for Action; John Shea, Allen, Shea & Associates; Kevin Dalcamo, disability specialist, DMHC; and Mary Lou Breslin, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF).
The contract is expected to begin around June 15.
Western University of Health Sciences (http://www.westernu.edu), located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a 2012 Great College to Work For.
The DMHC regulates managed care health plans in California, protects the rights of approximately 20 million health plan enrollees, educates consumers on their health care rights and responsibilities, and preserves the financial stability of the managed health care system. Since 2000, the department has helped more than 1 million Californians resolv
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