American Indian Healthcare Advocate Program

Grant Amount: $46,829
Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017

The American Indian Healthcare Advocate Program (AHEAD) provided outreach, information, and health insurance enrollment assistance to American Indian people residing on the Crow Reservation, Northern Cheyenne Reservation and the urban American Indian population residing in Billings. Through this program, outreach events, presentations, and informational materials were distributed to over 700 individuals with questions about the Montana Medicaid Expansion Program and how obtaining health insurance could increase their access to quality healthcare. 26 individuals were directly enrolled in a health insurance product for which they were eligible but not yet enrolled and 177 individuals were assisted in the enrollment process. Additionally, a qualitative research project was initiated to gain insight into American Indian perceptions of health insurance and healthcare.

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