New Additions to Our Advisory Council Line-Up

By Cate Bonacini

Last week, I watched the Giants bring the Commissioner’s Trophy home to San Francisco. Winning the World Series requires a remarkable amount of teamwork and coordination among all the players involved. It’s not unlike the efforts to get enrollment in health coverage up and running. Here at Enroll America, we have been busy lining up the players to get ready for what’s to come. Part of that has been assembling our Advisory Council. We’re proud to welcome and introduce our newest members: Benefits Data Trust, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and Small Business Majority.

Benefits Data Trust is committed to transforming how individuals in need access public benefits. Since its inception in 2005, BDT has linked thousands of Americans to services by using data-driven strategies and a person-centered approach to target and streamline the outreach and application assistance process. Their work is built on a six-part model that emphasizes partnerships, targeted identification, effective outreach, application assistance, follow-up, and evaluation.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) works tirelessly to improve health and health care options for homeless people throughout the United States. Through a wide-reaching partnership with over 100 organizations and 1,000 individual members, NHCHC leads over 208 projects across the country. Their projects connect low-income populations with comprehensive primary care and supportive services that provide access to health care.

Small Business Majority is a dedicated voice for small business owners across the nation. They strive to actively engage their members in working toward solutions to the biggest problems affecting small businesses, including connecting small businesses and their employees to affordable health coverage. They work extensively on health reform and making health insurance exchanges work for small businesses and individuals.

These three organizations join our other Advisory Council members, groups like AARP, Aetna, Catholic Charities, Doctors for America, NAACP, United Way, and Young Invincibles (click here for a complete list). We can’t wait to see what these unique organizations will continue to bring to the conversation in the months to come.

Are you part of an organization that wants to get involved in our efforts? Or do you know of others that we should partner with? Contact our Executive Director, Rachel Klein, to find out more information about how to get involved. There’s still a lot of room on the field. Join us!

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