NEWS & EVENTS
Coronavirus Special Enrollment
As part of the state’s overall response to the coronavirus, and in an effort to prioritize health and safety, Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders to enroll in a private health plan. Here’s what you need to know:
When your coverage begins
The coronavirus emergency special enrollment period will begin immediately and ends Sunday, Aug 15. Here are the dates coverage will begin, depending on what day you enrolled in a health plan:
Enroll Feb. 16–March 15, coverage starts March 1
Enroll March 16–April 15, coverage starts April 1
Enroll April 16–May 15, coverage starts May 1
Enroll May 16-June 15, coverage starts June 1
Enroll June 16-July 15, coverage starts July 1
Enroll July 16-Aug. 15, coverage starts Aug. 1
How do I enroll?
To enroll, visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov or download the free “Enroll MHC” mobile app. Select “Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period.”
Trained navigators and brokers can help you enroll by phone.
This enrollment period is for new enrollments of uninsured Marylanders who are eligible, not an opportunity for currently enrolled consumers to change plans. It is for private health plans only.
If you are eligible for Medicaid, you can enroll any time of year.
Free consumer assistance is available by calling 855-642-8572 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ethical Health Care Practices: Welcoming, Understanding and Affirming Older LGBTQ Adults
Please Join Us
Ethical Health Care Practices:
Welcoming, Understanding, and Affirming Older LGBTQ Adults
Friday, June 18, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Welcoming and Affirming LGBTQ Health Care in Aging
and Q & A
Sam McClure, Executive Director The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity- Chase Brexton Health Care
Ethical Practice of Trauma Informed Care for Older
Monte Ephraim, Manager of Psychosocial Services and the ELDERPRIDE Program-
Center for LGBTQ Health Equity- Chase Brexton Health Care
Continuing Education Credits
CEUs will be available for select professionals. By attending this conference, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, and Certified Senior Advisors in Maryland can earn 3 CEUs.
The Convergence of COVID-19 and Social Justice:
Promoting Health Equity in Later Life
Wednesday, April 14th, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Virtual Event presented in partnership with:
Geriatrics & Gerontology Education and Research Program and Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Tooth Fairy's Helper Goes Virtual!
Caitlin Vega-Donohue, RDH, BS, the Eastern Shore AHEC’s Oral Health Outreach Coordinator, otherwise known as the Tooth Fairy’s Helper, has developed a fun and interactive virtual educational series for early learners. Prior to the pandemic, Caitlin provided in-person outreach to Pre-K through First grade students in elementary schools, Head Start Centers, Judy Centers, Learning Centers and library groups across Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She will now offer monthly oral health lessons on YouTube with appearances from her guest puppets. She will offer topics such as brushing and flossing basics, nutrition, a trip to the dentist and more. She also plans to offer special story times as the Tooth Fairy’s Helper.
Tooth Fairy’s Helper kits containing brushing and flossing essentials will continue to be provided by request. Interested teachers, schools and learning centers can subscribe to “The Tooth Fairy’s Helper” channel on YouTube and share it with others to help increase oral health literacy among children and parents and take the struggle out of them caring for their precious smiles. Early education regarding the importance of oral health increases dental health and overall health and well-being for a lifetime. The Eastern Shore AHEC is proud to provide this innovative offering in these challenging times.