Park University, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will host a community ambassador training session related to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The session will take place on Friday, April 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the McCoy Meetin' House on the University's Parkville Campus.
|Dr. Suzanne Discenza|
Suzanne Discenza, Ph.D., associate professor and director of Park's Master of Healthcare Administration program, will present the training session. The seminar will provide new tools and information to help explain the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in large and small groups. Attendees will also learn messaging techniques that help people understand how the law will affect families and learn about resources to help separate myths from facts.
Among the items to be discussed include: changes to Medicare and Medicaid; how families, individuals and small businesses can get affordable health insurance; new consumer protections for those with health insurance; financing the law and cost savings; and Missouri/Kansas specific information.
In addition, Molly Droge, M.D., F.A.A.P. (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics), a board-certified pediatrician and child advocate, and chair of the of the National AAP Access to Care Sub-Committee, will speak on how the PPACA affects children's access to health care and health insurance.
To register for the event, contact Sarah Starnes, co-chair of the Affordable Care Act Education Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Certificates of attendance will be provided for continuing education units for social workers, nurses and case managers.
Please note: McCoy Meetin' House has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University's Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.