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OutCenter of Southwest Michigan to continue and expand its Medicaid project

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July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021, Benton Harbor, MI - The OutCenter’s Medicaid Project, an effort to inform vulnerable communities in Southwest Michigan about the availability of low-cost health insurance, has proved so successful that it will continue indefinitely.  
 
The OutCenter began the project in December 2020 with the goal of providing information and resources about Medicaid to marginalized communities that were disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community. The project was slated to end in June, but due to its national success, it will now continue and expand into education and outreach about the Affordable Care Act. 
 
The virtual engagement project was started to combat misinformation and an overall lack of information about federally funded programs like Medicaid. The project team is headed by two nurses, Kate Mood and Karen Moldovan, who created guides, discussion panels, and video interviews with community partners that can be viewed at outcenter.org/medicaid. 
 
Mood and Moldovan are looking for volunteers to assist with the project and are seeking testimonials from Medicaid recipients, as well as feedback from the community about what other kinds of educational resources would be useful. 
 
The project is made possible through a grant to CenterLink from the Community Catalyst Medicaid Outreach Project, through the granting agent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  
 
Join the OutCenter on social media and email medicaidproject@outcenter.org for more information.