Who are the Obamacare navigators?

Via the office of Senator Ted Cruz, the most up-to-date list of recipients of grants to act as Obamacare navigators. Hat tip: Lee Cary.

Navigator Grant Recipients
Navigators will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall.
Below are the recipients of Navigator grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces, grouped by state.
Recipients marked with an asterisk (*) are operating in more than one state. The anticipated grant amount listed in each case only applies to the amount going to that organization for that state's specific operations.
Please see https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for the most current contact information for these grantees.
ALABAMA
Ascension Health
Service Area: 15 Counties in southwestern Alabama
Grant Amount: $232,406
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Providence Health

Ascension Health is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. The Ascension Health Navigator project will assist consumers (individuals and small employers) in understanding new programs, taking advantage of consumer protections, and navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs.
Web: http://www.providencehospital.org
Phone: 251-633-1540
Email: CAREnavigator@providencehospital.org
AIDS Alabama
Service Area: Entire state
Grant Amount: $531,080
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • AIDS Action Coalition (AAC)
  • West Alabama AIDS Outreach (WAAO)
  • Unity Wellness Center (UWC)
  • Montgomery AIDS Outreach, Inc. (MAO)
  • Selma AIDS Information and Referrals (AIR)
  • AIDS Alabama South (AALS)
  • The Right Place

AIDS Alabama devotes its energy and resources statewide to helping people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives and works to prevent the spread of HIV. AIDS Alabama Navigators will conduct
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community-wide educational events and presentations in an effort to educate Alabamians on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace. The project will focus on those newly-eligible for health insurance, especially reaching out to lower and middle-income populations.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Tombigbee Healthcare Authority
Service Area: 18 counties in Alabama Delta Region
Grant Amount: $680,499
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Tombigbee Healthcare Authority
  • Health Resources of West Alabama
  • Tuskegee Area Health Education Center (TAHEC), Inc.
  • Health and Wellness Education Center
  • Sowing Seeds of Hope
  • Monroe County Hospital

Tombigbee Healthcare Authority (THA) will place Navigators in 18 counties in the Alabama Delta Region to help consumers understand the new federal Marketplace coverage options and find the most affordable coverage that meets their health care needs. To achieve this goal, THA will develop a contractual agreement with its existing Delta Rural Access Program (DRAP) partners to expand their program focus. THA and these partnering agencies have been providing the Delta Region counties access to primary and preventive health care services, education and resources for more than nine years through outreach efforts in schools, churches, community centers, homes, and other community outlets.
Web: http://www.bwwmh.com
Phone: 888-531-6262 or 334-287-2610
Email: lwilson@bwwmh.com
ALASKA
United Way Anchorage
Service Area: Urban Alaska
Grant Amount: $300,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Navigators Coalition is a group of non-profits, led by the United Way of Anchorage. They plan to do outreach to uninsured populations throughout Alaska to promote awareness of new health care options and facilitate the enrollment of individuals.
Web: http://www.alaska211.org
Phone: 800-478-2221 or 907-263-3800
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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Service Area: Rural Alaska
Grant Amount: $299,918
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • United Way of Anchorage

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit tribal health organization that will partner with each regional health corporation in Alaska that wishes to participate in outreach activities to raise public awareness of how the new insurance Marketplace impacts them and the healthcare system.
Web: http://www.alaska211.org
Phone: 800-478-2221 or 907-263-3801
ARIZONA
Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $1,344,096
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
  • Kids Health Link
  • Nuestra Salud
  • Pima Community Access Program (PCAP)
  • Pima County Health Dept
  • St. Elizabeth's of Hungary
  • United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

The Arizona Association of Community Health Centers has served as Arizona's Primary Care Association since 1985 and continuously strives to fulfill its mission of promoting the development and delivery of affordable and accessible healthcare. The Arizona Association of Community Health Centers Navigators will coordinate outreach opportunities throughout Arizona.
Web: http://www.aachc.org
Phone: 602-253-0090
Email: Marketplace@aachc.org
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
Service Area: Pima County
Grant Amount: $190,268
The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona aims to reduce the numbers of Asian American and Pacific Islander uninsured in Pima County, and implement a comprehensive outreach strategy. They intend to use the Southern Arizona Asian & Islander Health Coalition to reach out to these populations and inform them of new coverage options.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
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Greater Phoenix Urban League, Inc.
Service Area: Partnering with regional Navigator entities around the state
Grant Amount: $523,773
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Greater Phoenix Urban League (lead applicant)
  • Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP)
  • Empact-La Frontera (ELF)
  • Coconino County Health Department (CCHD)
  • Tucson Urban League (TYL)
  • Women's Health Coalition of AZ (WHC)

The Greater Phoenix Urban League aims to equip the disadvantaged with tools to achieve economic and social equality, including through improving their health and well-being.Greater Phoenix Urban League's Navigators will provide a comprehensive, statewide, public awareness campaign aimed at identifying and assisting uninsured individuals across Arizona to access and navigate the Health Exchange Marketplace.
Web: http://www.gphxul.org
Phone: 800-367-8939
Email: info@gphxul.org
Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Inc.
Service Area: Yuma County
Grant Amount: $71,386
Campesinos Sin Fronteras is a Hispanic serving agency, providing services to farm workers and low-income Hispanics, while serving the general population as well. The Campesinos Navigator program will provide enrollment assistance to uninsured individuals in Yuma County, Arizona.
Web: http://www.campesinossinfronteras.org
Phone: 928-627-5995
Email: navigator-info@campesinossinfronteras.org
ARKANSAS
Southern United Neighborhoods*
Service Area: Central Arkansas
Grant Amount: $270,193
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • ⦁ Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN)
  • Local 100 United Labor Unions
  • Arkansas Community Institute (ACI)
  • Various community outreach partners (volunteers)

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Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN) is a public charity founded in March 2010 by low to moderate income people that uses research and training to combat the poverty, discrimination and community deterioration that keeps low income people from taking advantage of their rights and opportunities. Southern United Neighborhoods' Tri-State Outreach Project will implement and fulfill Navigation duties in the Tri-State Region of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas in Public-Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) with high considerations of low income uninsured adult populations.
Phone: 501-588-3272
Email: la@southernunitedneighborhoods.org
University of Arkansas
Service Area: All 75 counties in Arkansas; focus on counties unserved by state's IPA program
Grant Amount: $774,745
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Partners for Inclusive Communities - Department at the University of Arkansas

The Arkansas Navigator Coalition is based out of the University of Arkansas, and plans to reach out to areas of Arkansas with the highest level of uninsured. The Coalition is comprised of agencies serving young adults, Latinos, African Americans, persons who are homeless, mentally ill, living in poverty, or who have disabilities.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
DELAWARE
Chatman, LLC
Service Area: Entire state
Grant Amount: $510,577
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Local physicians' offices
  • Accountable Care Organizations

Chatman, LLC will serve as a navigator within the State of Delaware by assisting consumers in accessing health coverage and conducting outreach and public education. Chatman, LLC has extensive experience in the areas of health benefits and the policy and benefits structure of the private health insurance providers.
Web: www.chatmanllc.org
Phone: 302-685-2379
Email: chatmanp@verizon.net
FLORIDA
University of South Florida
Service Area: 64 of 67 counties in Florida
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Grant Amount: $4,213,696
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) [lead applicant, based in Univ. of South Florida]
  • The Health Council of Southeast Florida
  • The Kids Healthcare Foundation
  • Primary Care Access Network (PCAN)
  • The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida

Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) is a community and consumer-focused nonprofit initiative of The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, based in the College of Public Health, at the University of South Florida (USF), located in Tampa, Florida. FL-CKF, in collaboration with a state-wide consortium of 10 partners, will assist consumers and small employers with the enrollment process and conducting public education activities to raise awareness about the Marketplace.
Web: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/chiles/index.htm
Phone: 813-974-888
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $637,686
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
  • University of West Florida in Pensacola
  • University of Florida in Gainesville
  • University of North Florida in Jacksonville
  • Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton
  • Nova Southeastern University in Davie
  • Florida Memorial University in Opa-Locka

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is a not-for-profit. The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida plans to utilize their existing partnerships with schools and universities, government agencies, hospitals, and faith-based entities to educate and help enroll consumers in the Marketplace.
Web: http://www.efof.org
Phone: 877-553-7453 or 305-670-4949
Email: nhadwen@efof.org and amadriz@efof.org
Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC*
Service Area: Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade couties
Grant Amount: $413,152
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Bethesda Memorial Hospital

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For nearly 14 years, Advanced Patient Advocacy has partnered with health care providers and state and local governments in 21 states to provide services to communities to help educate and enroll uninsured consumers. Advanced Patient Advocacy will work with medical centers to identify uninsured individuals and provide education and assistance to help them make informed decisions about enrollment in the Marketplaces.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Service Area: Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and Hendry counties
Grant Amount: $446,783
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Healthcare Access Partnership Initiative (HAPI)
  • Legal Aid's Housing Project

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will provide navigators in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and Hendry Counties. These counties include urban and rural communities that are racially, ethnically, linguistically, culturally and socio-economically diverse. The Legal Aid Society plans to do both direct engagement with consumers and well as provide information and public service announcements in multiple languages.
Web: http://www.legalaidpbc.org
Phone: 800-403-9353 ext. 366 or 561-655-8944 ext. 366
Email: navigator@legalaidpbc.org
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
Service Area: Pinellas County
Grant Amount: $600,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Pinellas County Health Department
  • Juvenile Welfare Board
  • St. Petersburg College
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic
  • Clearwater Free Clinic
  • YMCA

The Board of County Commissioners in Pinellas County, FL will be working to conduct outreach to vulnerable populations in the region. The Board will provide education, information services and work to facilitate enrollment in qualified health plans or other programs primarily to uninsured residents in Pinellas County in a manner that is sensitive to cultural, linguistic, physical, and educational differences.
Web: http://www.pinellascounty.org/humanservices/default.htm
Phone: 727-464-8445 or 727-464-8523
Email: Adrew-mowton@pinellascounty.org or bsullivan@pinellascounty.org
National Hispanic Council on Aging*
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Service Area: Miami-Dade county
Grant Amount: $646,825
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Local community partners; graduates of the Empowerment and Civic Engagement Training program

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) works closely with its Hispanic Aging Network composed of 39 community-based organizations across the continental U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The NHCOA will deploy Navigators in Dade County, Florida, and Dallas County, Texas, to enroll the uninsured Hispanic population in these two counties with a focus on members of this population that are socially isolated due to cultural and linguistic differences
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Mental Health America
Service Area: Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Putname, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
Grant Amount: $683,691
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Mental Health America
  • Mental Health America of East Central Florida (MHAECF)

The Mental Health America Navigator Initiative will target underserved individuals with behavioral health disorders who are uninsured or underinsured. The National Office of Mental Health America (MHA) will serve as the lead agency in the Initiative. The Mental Health America of East Central Florida (MHAECF) will serve Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties in Florida.
Web: http://www.mhavolusia.org
Phone: 866-468-9199
Email: http://www.mhavolusia.org
Public Health Trust of Miami Dade County dba Jackson Health System
Service Area: Miami-Dade county
Grant Amount: $238,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Holtz Children's Hospital
  • Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Jackson South Community Hospital
  • Jackson North Medical Center
  • Jackson Mental Health Hospital

Sole public hospital in Miami-Dade county, plan to utilize experience working with diverse populations to provide Navigator services to Miami-Dade County. Also plan to collaborate with many local partner organizations to help expand their outreach and education scope available to consumers.
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See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
GEORGIA
Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (SEEDCO)*
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $2,159,360
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Boat People SOS
  • Center for Black Women's Wellness
  • Emory-Grady Urban Health Initiative
  • Georgia Equality & The Health Initiative
  • Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health
  • Georgia Watch
  • Georgians for a Healthy Future
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition
  • Jewish Family & Career Services
  • Latin American Association
  • Mental Health America of Georgia
  • Parent to Parent, Quality Med-Care Inc.
  • Spring Creek Health Cooperative

Seedco, a national organization helping low-income households and communities move toward economic prosperity since 1987, will act as lead agency for a consortium of partners in each state and oversee all aspects of the proposed program, providing technical assistance, financial oversight, compliance protocols, and partner facilitation. Seedco and its partners will support the activities of Navigators in Georgia and Tennessee, many of whom will be roving.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
University of Georgia
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $1,657,378
The University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Cooperative Extension Service (UGA CES) plans to place navigators in several offices outside the Atlanta metro region. UGA CES plans to create awareness through community workshops, engage a network of existing partners to reach uninsured Georgia residents and provide direct services to consumers seeking assistance.
Web: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/navigator
Phone: 706-542-7171
Email: navigate@uga.edu
ILLINOIS
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
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Service Area: Southern Illinois
Grant Amount: $240,113
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF)
  • Christopher Rural Health Planning (CRHPC)
  • Community Health and Emergency Services (CHES)
  • Rural Health Incorporated (RHI)
  • Shawnee Health Service (SHS)

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation is a community-based, Federally Qualified Health Center network, with nearly 40 health centers located in seven counties in Southern Illinois. Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Navigators will meet with staff members of individual health centers throughout the service area to coordinate the sign-up and completion of Federal on-line training for additional health centers, to train and prepare additional staff members to be able to assist patients when they are visiting the health centers.
Web: http://www.sihf.org
Phone: 618-332-0694
Email: enrollment@sihf.org
Genesis Health System*
Service Area: Rock Island and Mercer counties
Grant Amount: $137,283
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Plan to work with existing community partners

Genesis Health System will implement a navigator program through the Genesis Visiting Nurses Association (GVNA). Genesis plans to use existing relationships to aid residents and small business in accessing new sources of coverage.
Web: http://www.genesishealth.com
Phone: 563-421-3675
Email: enrollment@genesishealth.com
Sinai Health System
Service Area: Cook County (South Chicago)
Grant Amount: $157,271
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:
 Over 60 WIC office sites operated by Sinai
 Chicago Department of Public Health
 Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County
 Cook County Department of Public Health
 Mile Square Health Center
 Near North Health Service Corporation
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 Stickney Public Health District
 TCA Health Inc.
 Regional and local Community Based Organizations
 Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers such as Lawndale Christian Health Center
 Faith Based Organizations
Sinai Health System, through its community-based corporation, the Sinai Community Institute (SCI), plans to operate a navigator program together with a consortium of public and community and faith based organizations to raise awareness about coverage options and assist individuals in enrolling in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.
Phone: 773-257-6936
Email: debra.wesley@sinai.org
Dupage County Health Dept
Service Area: Dupage County
Grant Amount: $182,543
DuPage County Health Department's (DCHD) plans to implement a navigator program targeting hard to reach populations. DCHD has identified younger adults 19 to 34 years of age and small businesses and their employees as the target populations.
Web: http://www.dupagehealth.org
Phone: 630-682-7400
Email: Interactive communicaiton on website
A Safe Haven Foundation
Service Area: Cook, Kane, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties
Grant Amount: $324,736
A Safe Haven Foundation is a non-profit organization that has provided housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and their families for 19 years. A Safe Haven will raise awareness about the Marketplace and coverage options for vulnerable populations.
Web: http://www.asafehaven.org
Phone: 773-435-8300
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Service Area: Cook County (South Chicago)
Grant Amount: $452,590
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center's Community-based Insurance Navigator Consumer Health (CINCH) Project will focus on identifying and connecting eligible individuals, especially minorities and the newly eligible, to insurance enrollment services at Mercy Hospital's main and satellite sites, Mercy Family Health Center's sites, and in community-based settings using Enrollment Navigators. The CINCH Project's Navigators will help facilitate enrollment in coverage and will educate consumers about available Qualified Health Plans.
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Web: http://www.mercy-chicago.org
Phone: 866-406-0021
Email: http://www.mercy-chicago.org/contact
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Inc.
Service Area: Cook County (Latino community)
Grant Amount: $600,000
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is a non-profit community-based institution, which seeks to serve the social/cultural needs of Chicago's Puerto Rican/Latino community. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center Navigator will focus on grassroots outreach, door-to-door canvasing, formal and informal popular education activities.
Web: http://www.prcc-chgo.org
Phone: 773-227-7794
Email: juanc@prcc-chgo.org
VNA Health Care
Service Area: Kane County
Grant Amount: $132,737
VNA Health Care is the largest low income primary health care provider in Kane County, organized as the Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley. VNA Health Care will serve hard to reach populations and customers in their homes, following the successful model used in VNA's skilled home nursing service.
Web: http://www.vnahealth.com
Phone: 630-978-2532
Illinois College of Optometry
Service Area: Cook County
Grant Amount: $504,016
The Illinois College of Optometry will work with partner organizations to leverage a coalition of providers who have experience working with uninsured and underinsured patient populations. Many of the populations served by these partners are African-American, Latino, below the poverty line, or transient. The College and its partners will work to educate this population about their coverage options and help them evaluate those options and enroll in coverage.
Web: http://www.ico.edu or http://www.illinoiseyeinstitute.com
Phone: 855-752 -6652 or 312-949-7888
Email: scheeks@ico.edu
National Council of Urban Indian Health*
Service Area: Cook County
Grant Amount: $35,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Local Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP) in Chicago

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National Council of Urban Indian Health is the only national, membership-based organization dedicated to outreach and education on behalf of Urban Indian Health. It provides training, technical assistance, outreach, and education to Urban Indian Health Programs.
Phone: 773-883-9100
Email: ahealthser@aol.com
SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
Service Area: Lake, McHenry, Kane counties
Grant Amount: $294,182
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Central States SER

National nonprofit organization focusing on the employment needs of the Hispanic community. Plan to work with local partner, Central States SER, to target Hispanics and small businesses in Cook County and the northeastern counties of Illinois.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
INDIANA
Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc.
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $897,150
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc. (Behavioral Health Network)
  • Community Mental Health Centers (25 locations state-wide)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (31 campuses state-wide)

Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc., based in Terra Haute, Indiana, is collaborating with community mental health centers and Ivy Tech Community College to develop a navigator workforce consisting of veterans, certified recovery specialists, and Ivy Tech Community College students to reach out to and educate individuals, families and small businesses on the Health Marketplaces and help them select and enroll in qualified health plans.
Web: http://www.aspinhealthnavigator.org
Phone: 877-313-7215
Email: info@aspinhealthnavigator.org
Plus One Enterprises, LTD, LLC
Service Area: Delaware and Madison counties
Grant Amount: $130,875
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Plus One Enterprises, LTD, LLC is a woman-owned, black-owned, small business based in Anderson, IN and Madison County (east central Indiana). Plus One Enterprises will help individuals and employers in Delaware and Madison Counties, focusing on people who are under and uninsured, facilitating enrollments in qualified health plans and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), and reaching out to small employers.
Web: http://www.Plus1Enterprises.com
Phone: 855-758-7166 or 765-356-3349
Email: Deborah@Plus1Enterprises.com
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Service Area: Indianapolis and Marion counties
Grant Amount: $590,895
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), part of the Indiana state government, operates the Marion County Public Health Department and Wishard Health Services-a patient-centered healthcare system for the uninsured and underinsured residents. HHC will hire and train staff to assist clients and implement an extensive education and media campaign to promote the Federally Facilitated Exchange.
Web: http://www.wishard.edu/
Phone: 855-202-1053
Email: navigator@wishard.edu
United Way Worldwide
Service Area: Regional centers are located in Columbus, Crown Point, Evansville, Ft. Wayne,
Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Richmond, South Bend, and Cincinnati, Ohio (which serves eight counties in southeastern Indiana)
Grant Amount: $424,586
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Will facilitate enrollment in conjunction with state-wide partners and 2-1-1 call center

United Way Worldwide, working with local United Ways and 2-1-1-the free, three-digit dialing code for health and human services-information, referral, and assistance service centers will work to provide access to health insurance to individuals, households, workers, and outreach to employers in Indiana.
Web: http://www.iauw.org
Phone: 211
IOWA
Genesis Health System*
Service Area: Scott, Clinton, Jackson counties
Grant Amount: $128,430
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Plan to work with existing community partners

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Genesis Health System will implement a navigator program through the Genesis Visiting Nurses Association (GVNA). Genesis plans to use existing relationships to aid residents and small business in accessing new sources of coverage.
Web: http://www.genesishealth.com
Phone: 563-421-3675
Email: enrollment@genesishealth.com
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
Service Area: 38 of 99 counties
Grant Amount: $257,142
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • HCI Care Services

The Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa will implement a navigator program serving 38 of Iowa's 99 counties, home to approximately half of the uninsured in Iowa. The Visiting Nurse Services will provide navigator services through public awareness, education and assistance in enrolling individuals in qualified health plans. They also will partner with other organizations with considerable expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and knowledge of other health programs such as Medicaid and CHIP.
Web: http://www.vnsia.org
Phone: 515-288-1516
Email: info@vnsdm.org
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Service Area: 61 of 99 counties
Grant Amount: $214,427
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Ames Center
  • Ankeny Center, My Health Express, Rosenfield Center, Susan Knapp, and West Center
  • Burlingto
  • Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Council Bluffs Center
  • Creston Center
  • Dubuque Center
  • Fort Dodge Center
  • Iowa City
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Quad Cities Center
  • Red Oak Center
  • Sioux City Center
  • Washington

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) is a private, non-profit community-based health care agency operating in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma. In Iowa, PPHeartland plans to have Navigators cover 61 counties and will strategically base Navigators in regions across Iowa.
Web: http://www.PPHeartland.org
Phone: 877-811-7526
Email: Ianavigator@ppheartland.org
KANSAS
Ascension Health
Service Area: Four counties in southern Kansas
Grant Amount: $165,683
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Via Christi Health System (VCHS)

Ascension Health is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. The Ascension Health Navigator project will assist consumers (individuals and small employers) in understanding new programs, taking advantage of consumer protections, and navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs.
Web: http://www.via-christi.org
Phone: 316-689-5700
Email: oncologynavigators@viachristi.org
Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC*
Service Area: Johnson, Wyandotte, Labette, Douglas and Leavenworth couties
Grant Amount: $195,556
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center
  • Labette County Medical Center
  • Menorah Medical Center

For nearly 14 years, Advanced Patient Advocacy has partnered with health care providers and state and local governments in 21 states to provide services to communities to help educate and enroll uninsured consumers. Advanced Patient Advocacy will work with medical centers to identify uninsured individuals and provide education and assistance to help them make informed decisions about enrollment in the Marketplaces.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $524,846
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

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  • Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation
  • Kansas Insurance Department
  • Kansas Association of Local Health Departments
  • Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas
  • Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (operating the volunteer based Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program)

The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) will serve as the lead agency and grantee for the Kansas Marketplace Consortium, a coalition of 427 safety net clinic, health department, hospital, Community Mental Health Center and Area Agency on Aging locations. The Consortium will provide assistance to at least 48,000 eligible Kansans statewide.
Web: http://www.kamuonline.org
Phone: 785-233-8483
Email: navigator@kspca.org
LOUISIANA
Southern United Neighborhoods*
Service Area: North, Southeast, Southwest Louisiana
Grant Amount: $486,123
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN)-lead applicant
  • Local 100 United Labor Unions
  • Affiliated Media Foundation Movement (AMFM)
  • Arkansas Community Institute (ACI)

Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN) is a public charity founded in March 2010 by low to moderate income people that uses research and training to combat the poverty, discrimination and community deterioration that keeps low income people from taking advantage of their rights and opportunities. Southern United Neighborhoods' Tri-State Outreach Project will implement and fulfill Navigation duties in the Tri-State Region of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas in Public-Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) with high considerations of low income uninsured adult populations.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Phone: 800-239-7379
Email: la@southernunitedneighborhoods.org
Martin Luther King Health Center, Inc.
Service Area: Bossier and Caddo parishes
Grant Amount: $81,066
The Martin Luther King Health Center (MLKHC) is a private non-profit primary health care
center and pharmacy, incorporated in 1986, and domiciled in the parish of Caddo, Shreveport, Louisiana. Navigator program components include a mass media campaign, public informational education presentations, participating in health fairs & trade fairs, one-on-one interactions with consumers, and the dissemination of print materials through various outreach venues. All services, media, and print material will be offered in English and Spanish.
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Web: http://www.mlkhealth.org
Phone: 318-227-2912
Email: mlkhealthcenter@bluebirdwireless.com
Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $1,099,985
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Central Louisiana AHEC
  • North Louisiana AHEC
  • Southeast Louisiana AHEC

The Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC) was founded in 1991 and aims to improve health status in the region through access to information, education and health services. Their current services include programs on career and professional education, health interventions, preventive health, and public health support. They will help to educate Louisianans about their health coverage options and facilitate enrollment.
Web: http://www.swlahec.com
Phone: 800-435-2432
Email: commed@swlahec.com
Capital Area Agency on Aging, Discrict II, Inc.
Service Area: Southeastern Louisiana
Grant Amount: 100,000
Capital Area Agency on Aging, District II will help individuals and small employers shop for, select and enroll in qualified health plans in Louisiana's new competitive health insurance marketplace. The Agency plans to serve a variety of populations, including older and disabled employees, small employers, and refugees being served by the Refugee Resettlement Program (statewide).
Web: http://www.Capitalaaa.org
Phone: 225-922-2525 or 800-833-9883
Email: caaa@capitalaaa.org
MAINE
Western Maine Community Action
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $475,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Aroostook County Action Program
  • Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
  • Midcoast Maine Community Action
  • Waldo Community Action Partners

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  • Washington Hancock Community Agency
  • The Opportunity Alliance
  • York County Community Action Corporation

Western Maine Community Action, Inc. is a private non-profit community agency and is the lead for a state-wide consortium of eight community action agencies, collectively referred to as the WMCA Community Action Navigator Consortium. Funds will be used to create a statewide network of education, outreach and enrollment assistance available and accessible to every uninsured and under-insured individual in Maine.
Web: http://www.wmca.org
Phone: 800-587-9346
Email: jgrindle@wmca.org
Fishing Partnership Health Plan
Service Area: York, Cumberland, Lincoln, Knox, Sagadahoc, Hancock, Washington, and Waldo counties
Grant Amount: $66,846
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Maine Lobstermen's Association

Fishing Partnership Health Plan (FPHP) is a health plan developed that provides subsidized coverage to uninsured commercial fisherman, many of whom operate as small bu

Via the office of Senator Ted Cruz, the most up-to-date list of recipients of grants to act as Obamacare navigators. Hat tip: Lee Cary.

Navigator Grant Recipients
Navigators will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall.
Below are the recipients of Navigator grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces, grouped by state.
Recipients marked with an asterisk (*) are operating in more than one state. The anticipated grant amount listed in each case only applies to the amount going to that organization for that state's specific operations.
Please see https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for the most current contact information for these grantees.
ALABAMA
Ascension Health
Service Area: 15 Counties in southwestern Alabama
Grant Amount: $232,406
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Providence Health

Ascension Health is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. The Ascension Health Navigator project will assist consumers (individuals and small employers) in understanding new programs, taking advantage of consumer protections, and navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs.
Web: http://www.providencehospital.org
Phone: 251-633-1540
Email: CAREnavigator@providencehospital.org
AIDS Alabama
Service Area: Entire state
Grant Amount: $531,080
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • AIDS Action Coalition (AAC)
  • West Alabama AIDS Outreach (WAAO)
  • Unity Wellness Center (UWC)
  • Montgomery AIDS Outreach, Inc. (MAO)
  • Selma AIDS Information and Referrals (AIR)
  • AIDS Alabama South (AALS)
  • The Right Place

AIDS Alabama devotes its energy and resources statewide to helping people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives and works to prevent the spread of HIV. AIDS Alabama Navigators will conduct
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community-wide educational events and presentations in an effort to educate Alabamians on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace. The project will focus on those newly-eligible for health insurance, especially reaching out to lower and middle-income populations.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Tombigbee Healthcare Authority
Service Area: 18 counties in Alabama Delta Region
Grant Amount: $680,499
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Tombigbee Healthcare Authority
  • Health Resources of West Alabama
  • Tuskegee Area Health Education Center (TAHEC), Inc.
  • Health and Wellness Education Center
  • Sowing Seeds of Hope
  • Monroe County Hospital

Tombigbee Healthcare Authority (THA) will place Navigators in 18 counties in the Alabama Delta Region to help consumers understand the new federal Marketplace coverage options and find the most affordable coverage that meets their health care needs. To achieve this goal, THA will develop a contractual agreement with its existing Delta Rural Access Program (DRAP) partners to expand their program focus. THA and these partnering agencies have been providing the Delta Region counties access to primary and preventive health care services, education and resources for more than nine years through outreach efforts in schools, churches, community centers, homes, and other community outlets.
Web: http://www.bwwmh.com
Phone: 888-531-6262 or 334-287-2610
Email: lwilson@bwwmh.com
ALASKA
United Way Anchorage
Service Area: Urban Alaska
Grant Amount: $300,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Navigators Coalition is a group of non-profits, led by the United Way of Anchorage. They plan to do outreach to uninsured populations throughout Alaska to promote awareness of new health care options and facilitate the enrollment of individuals.
Web: http://www.alaska211.org
Phone: 800-478-2221 or 907-263-3800
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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Service Area: Rural Alaska
Grant Amount: $299,918
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • United Way of Anchorage

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit tribal health organization that will partner with each regional health corporation in Alaska that wishes to participate in outreach activities to raise public awareness of how the new insurance Marketplace impacts them and the healthcare system.
Web: http://www.alaska211.org
Phone: 800-478-2221 or 907-263-3801
ARIZONA
Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $1,344,096
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
  • Kids Health Link
  • Nuestra Salud
  • Pima Community Access Program (PCAP)
  • Pima County Health Dept
  • St. Elizabeth's of Hungary
  • United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

The Arizona Association of Community Health Centers has served as Arizona's Primary Care Association since 1985 and continuously strives to fulfill its mission of promoting the development and delivery of affordable and accessible healthcare. The Arizona Association of Community Health Centers Navigators will coordinate outreach opportunities throughout Arizona.
Web: http://www.aachc.org
Phone: 602-253-0090
Email: Marketplace@aachc.org
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
Service Area: Pima County
Grant Amount: $190,268
The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona aims to reduce the numbers of Asian American and Pacific Islander uninsured in Pima County, and implement a comprehensive outreach strategy. They intend to use the Southern Arizona Asian & Islander Health Coalition to reach out to these populations and inform them of new coverage options.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
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Greater Phoenix Urban League, Inc.
Service Area: Partnering with regional Navigator entities around the state
Grant Amount: $523,773
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Greater Phoenix Urban League (lead applicant)
  • Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP)
  • Empact-La Frontera (ELF)
  • Coconino County Health Department (CCHD)
  • Tucson Urban League (TYL)
  • Women's Health Coalition of AZ (WHC)

The Greater Phoenix Urban League aims to equip the disadvantaged with tools to achieve economic and social equality, including through improving their health and well-being.Greater Phoenix Urban League's Navigators will provide a comprehensive, statewide, public awareness campaign aimed at identifying and assisting uninsured individuals across Arizona to access and navigate the Health Exchange Marketplace.
Web: http://www.gphxul.org
Phone: 800-367-8939
Email: info@gphxul.org
Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Inc.
Service Area: Yuma County
Grant Amount: $71,386
Campesinos Sin Fronteras is a Hispanic serving agency, providing services to farm workers and low-income Hispanics, while serving the general population as well. The Campesinos Navigator program will provide enrollment assistance to uninsured individuals in Yuma County, Arizona.
Web: http://www.campesinossinfronteras.org
Phone: 928-627-5995
Email: navigator-info@campesinossinfronteras.org
ARKANSAS
Southern United Neighborhoods*
Service Area: Central Arkansas
Grant Amount: $270,193
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • ⦁ Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN)
  • Local 100 United Labor Unions
  • Arkansas Community Institute (ACI)
  • Various community outreach partners (volunteers)

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Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN) is a public charity founded in March 2010 by low to moderate income people that uses research and training to combat the poverty, discrimination and community deterioration that keeps low income people from taking advantage of their rights and opportunities. Southern United Neighborhoods' Tri-State Outreach Project will implement and fulfill Navigation duties in the Tri-State Region of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas in Public-Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) with high considerations of low income uninsured adult populations.
Phone: 501-588-3272
Email: la@southernunitedneighborhoods.org
University of Arkansas
Service Area: All 75 counties in Arkansas; focus on counties unserved by state's IPA program
Grant Amount: $774,745
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Partners for Inclusive Communities - Department at the University of Arkansas

The Arkansas Navigator Coalition is based out of the University of Arkansas, and plans to reach out to areas of Arkansas with the highest level of uninsured. The Coalition is comprised of agencies serving young adults, Latinos, African Americans, persons who are homeless, mentally ill, living in poverty, or who have disabilities.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
DELAWARE
Chatman, LLC
Service Area: Entire state
Grant Amount: $510,577
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Local physicians' offices
  • Accountable Care Organizations

Chatman, LLC will serve as a navigator within the State of Delaware by assisting consumers in accessing health coverage and conducting outreach and public education. Chatman, LLC has extensive experience in the areas of health benefits and the policy and benefits structure of the private health insurance providers.
Web: www.chatmanllc.org
Phone: 302-685-2379
Email: chatmanp@verizon.net
FLORIDA
University of South Florida
Service Area: 64 of 67 counties in Florida
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Grant Amount: $4,213,696
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) [lead applicant, based in Univ. of South Florida]
  • The Health Council of Southeast Florida
  • The Kids Healthcare Foundation
  • Primary Care Access Network (PCAN)
  • The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida

Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) is a community and consumer-focused nonprofit initiative of The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, based in the College of Public Health, at the University of South Florida (USF), located in Tampa, Florida. FL-CKF, in collaboration with a state-wide consortium of 10 partners, will assist consumers and small employers with the enrollment process and conducting public education activities to raise awareness about the Marketplace.
Web: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/chiles/index.htm
Phone: 813-974-888
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $637,686
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
  • University of West Florida in Pensacola
  • University of Florida in Gainesville
  • University of North Florida in Jacksonville
  • Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton
  • Nova Southeastern University in Davie
  • Florida Memorial University in Opa-Locka

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is a not-for-profit. The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida plans to utilize their existing partnerships with schools and universities, government agencies, hospitals, and faith-based entities to educate and help enroll consumers in the Marketplace.
Web: http://www.efof.org
Phone: 877-553-7453 or 305-670-4949
Email: nhadwen@efof.org and amadriz@efof.org
Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC*
Service Area: Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade couties
Grant Amount: $413,152
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Bethesda Memorial Hospital

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For nearly 14 years, Advanced Patient Advocacy has partnered with health care providers and state and local governments in 21 states to provide services to communities to help educate and enroll uninsured consumers. Advanced Patient Advocacy will work with medical centers to identify uninsured individuals and provide education and assistance to help them make informed decisions about enrollment in the Marketplaces.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Service Area: Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and Hendry counties
Grant Amount: $446,783
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Healthcare Access Partnership Initiative (HAPI)
  • Legal Aid's Housing Project

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will provide navigators in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and Hendry Counties. These counties include urban and rural communities that are racially, ethnically, linguistically, culturally and socio-economically diverse. The Legal Aid Society plans to do both direct engagement with consumers and well as provide information and public service announcements in multiple languages.
Web: http://www.legalaidpbc.org
Phone: 800-403-9353 ext. 366 or 561-655-8944 ext. 366
Email: navigator@legalaidpbc.org
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
Service Area: Pinellas County
Grant Amount: $600,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Pinellas County Health Department
  • Juvenile Welfare Board
  • St. Petersburg College
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic
  • Clearwater Free Clinic
  • YMCA

The Board of County Commissioners in Pinellas County, FL will be working to conduct outreach to vulnerable populations in the region. The Board will provide education, information services and work to facilitate enrollment in qualified health plans or other programs primarily to uninsured residents in Pinellas County in a manner that is sensitive to cultural, linguistic, physical, and educational differences.
Web: http://www.pinellascounty.org/humanservices/default.htm
Phone: 727-464-8445 or 727-464-8523
Email: Adrew-mowton@pinellascounty.org or bsullivan@pinellascounty.org
National Hispanic Council on Aging*
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Service Area: Miami-Dade county
Grant Amount: $646,825
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Local community partners; graduates of the Empowerment and Civic Engagement Training program

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) works closely with its Hispanic Aging Network composed of 39 community-based organizations across the continental U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The NHCOA will deploy Navigators in Dade County, Florida, and Dallas County, Texas, to enroll the uninsured Hispanic population in these two counties with a focus on members of this population that are socially isolated due to cultural and linguistic differences
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Mental Health America
Service Area: Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Putname, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
Grant Amount: $683,691
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Mental Health America
  • Mental Health America of East Central Florida (MHAECF)

The Mental Health America Navigator Initiative will target underserved individuals with behavioral health disorders who are uninsured or underinsured. The National Office of Mental Health America (MHA) will serve as the lead agency in the Initiative. The Mental Health America of East Central Florida (MHAECF) will serve Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties in Florida.
Web: http://www.mhavolusia.org
Phone: 866-468-9199
Email: http://www.mhavolusia.org
Public Health Trust of Miami Dade County dba Jackson Health System
Service Area: Miami-Dade county
Grant Amount: $238,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Holtz Children's Hospital
  • Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Jackson South Community Hospital
  • Jackson North Medical Center
  • Jackson Mental Health Hospital

Sole public hospital in Miami-Dade county, plan to utilize experience working with diverse populations to provide Navigator services to Miami-Dade County. Also plan to collaborate with many local partner organizations to help expand their outreach and education scope available to consumers.
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See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
GEORGIA
Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (SEEDCO)*
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $2,159,360
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Boat People SOS
  • Center for Black Women's Wellness
  • Emory-Grady Urban Health Initiative
  • Georgia Equality & The Health Initiative
  • Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health
  • Georgia Watch
  • Georgians for a Healthy Future
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition
  • Jewish Family & Career Services
  • Latin American Association
  • Mental Health America of Georgia
  • Parent to Parent, Quality Med-Care Inc.
  • Spring Creek Health Cooperative

Seedco, a national organization helping low-income households and communities move toward economic prosperity since 1987, will act as lead agency for a consortium of partners in each state and oversee all aspects of the proposed program, providing technical assistance, financial oversight, compliance protocols, and partner facilitation. Seedco and its partners will support the activities of Navigators in Georgia and Tennessee, many of whom will be roving.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
University of Georgia
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $1,657,378
The University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Cooperative Extension Service (UGA CES) plans to place navigators in several offices outside the Atlanta metro region. UGA CES plans to create awareness through community workshops, engage a network of existing partners to reach uninsured Georgia residents and provide direct services to consumers seeking assistance.
Web: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/navigator
Phone: 706-542-7171
Email: navigate@uga.edu
ILLINOIS
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
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Service Area: Southern Illinois
Grant Amount: $240,113
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF)
  • Christopher Rural Health Planning (CRHPC)
  • Community Health and Emergency Services (CHES)
  • Rural Health Incorporated (RHI)
  • Shawnee Health Service (SHS)

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation is a community-based, Federally Qualified Health Center network, with nearly 40 health centers located in seven counties in Southern Illinois. Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Navigators will meet with staff members of individual health centers throughout the service area to coordinate the sign-up and completion of Federal on-line training for additional health centers, to train and prepare additional staff members to be able to assist patients when they are visiting the health centers.
Web: http://www.sihf.org
Phone: 618-332-0694
Email: enrollment@sihf.org
Genesis Health System*
Service Area: Rock Island and Mercer counties
Grant Amount: $137,283
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Plan to work with existing community partners

Genesis Health System will implement a navigator program through the Genesis Visiting Nurses Association (GVNA). Genesis plans to use existing relationships to aid residents and small business in accessing new sources of coverage.
Web: http://www.genesishealth.com
Phone: 563-421-3675
Email: enrollment@genesishealth.com
Sinai Health System
Service Area: Cook County (South Chicago)
Grant Amount: $157,271
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:
 Over 60 WIC office sites operated by Sinai
 Chicago Department of Public Health
 Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County
 Cook County Department of Public Health
 Mile Square Health Center
 Near North Health Service Corporation
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 Stickney Public Health District
 TCA Health Inc.
 Regional and local Community Based Organizations
 Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers such as Lawndale Christian Health Center
 Faith Based Organizations
Sinai Health System, through its community-based corporation, the Sinai Community Institute (SCI), plans to operate a navigator program together with a consortium of public and community and faith based organizations to raise awareness about coverage options and assist individuals in enrolling in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.
Phone: 773-257-6936
Email: debra.wesley@sinai.org
Dupage County Health Dept
Service Area: Dupage County
Grant Amount: $182,543
DuPage County Health Department's (DCHD) plans to implement a navigator program targeting hard to reach populations. DCHD has identified younger adults 19 to 34 years of age and small businesses and their employees as the target populations.
Web: http://www.dupagehealth.org
Phone: 630-682-7400
Email: Interactive communicaiton on website
A Safe Haven Foundation
Service Area: Cook, Kane, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties
Grant Amount: $324,736
A Safe Haven Foundation is a non-profit organization that has provided housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and their families for 19 years. A Safe Haven will raise awareness about the Marketplace and coverage options for vulnerable populations.
Web: http://www.asafehaven.org
Phone: 773-435-8300
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Service Area: Cook County (South Chicago)
Grant Amount: $452,590
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center's Community-based Insurance Navigator Consumer Health (CINCH) Project will focus on identifying and connecting eligible individuals, especially minorities and the newly eligible, to insurance enrollment services at Mercy Hospital's main and satellite sites, Mercy Family Health Center's sites, and in community-based settings using Enrollment Navigators. The CINCH Project's Navigators will help facilitate enrollment in coverage and will educate consumers about available Qualified Health Plans.
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Web: http://www.mercy-chicago.org
Phone: 866-406-0021
Email: http://www.mercy-chicago.org/contact
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Inc.
Service Area: Cook County (Latino community)
Grant Amount: $600,000
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is a non-profit community-based institution, which seeks to serve the social/cultural needs of Chicago's Puerto Rican/Latino community. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center Navigator will focus on grassroots outreach, door-to-door canvasing, formal and informal popular education activities.
Web: http://www.prcc-chgo.org
Phone: 773-227-7794
Email: juanc@prcc-chgo.org
VNA Health Care
Service Area: Kane County
Grant Amount: $132,737
VNA Health Care is the largest low income primary health care provider in Kane County, organized as the Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley. VNA Health Care will serve hard to reach populations and customers in their homes, following the successful model used in VNA's skilled home nursing service.
Web: http://www.vnahealth.com
Phone: 630-978-2532
Illinois College of Optometry
Service Area: Cook County
Grant Amount: $504,016
The Illinois College of Optometry will work with partner organizations to leverage a coalition of providers who have experience working with uninsured and underinsured patient populations. Many of the populations served by these partners are African-American, Latino, below the poverty line, or transient. The College and its partners will work to educate this population about their coverage options and help them evaluate those options and enroll in coverage.
Web: http://www.ico.edu or http://www.illinoiseyeinstitute.com
Phone: 855-752 -6652 or 312-949-7888
Email: scheeks@ico.edu
National Council of Urban Indian Health*
Service Area: Cook County
Grant Amount: $35,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Local Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP) in Chicago

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National Council of Urban Indian Health is the only national, membership-based organization dedicated to outreach and education on behalf of Urban Indian Health. It provides training, technical assistance, outreach, and education to Urban Indian Health Programs.
Phone: 773-883-9100
Email: ahealthser@aol.com
SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
Service Area: Lake, McHenry, Kane counties
Grant Amount: $294,182
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Central States SER

National nonprofit organization focusing on the employment needs of the Hispanic community. Plan to work with local partner, Central States SER, to target Hispanics and small businesses in Cook County and the northeastern counties of Illinois.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
INDIANA
Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc.
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $897,150
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc. (Behavioral Health Network)
  • Community Mental Health Centers (25 locations state-wide)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (31 campuses state-wide)

Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc., based in Terra Haute, Indiana, is collaborating with community mental health centers and Ivy Tech Community College to develop a navigator workforce consisting of veterans, certified recovery specialists, and Ivy Tech Community College students to reach out to and educate individuals, families and small businesses on the Health Marketplaces and help them select and enroll in qualified health plans.
Web: http://www.aspinhealthnavigator.org
Phone: 877-313-7215
Email: info@aspinhealthnavigator.org
Plus One Enterprises, LTD, LLC
Service Area: Delaware and Madison counties
Grant Amount: $130,875
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Plus One Enterprises, LTD, LLC is a woman-owned, black-owned, small business based in Anderson, IN and Madison County (east central Indiana). Plus One Enterprises will help individuals and employers in Delaware and Madison Counties, focusing on people who are under and uninsured, facilitating enrollments in qualified health plans and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), and reaching out to small employers.
Web: http://www.Plus1Enterprises.com
Phone: 855-758-7166 or 765-356-3349
Email: Deborah@Plus1Enterprises.com
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Service Area: Indianapolis and Marion counties
Grant Amount: $590,895
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), part of the Indiana state government, operates the Marion County Public Health Department and Wishard Health Services-a patient-centered healthcare system for the uninsured and underinsured residents. HHC will hire and train staff to assist clients and implement an extensive education and media campaign to promote the Federally Facilitated Exchange.
Web: http://www.wishard.edu/
Phone: 855-202-1053
Email: navigator@wishard.edu
United Way Worldwide
Service Area: Regional centers are located in Columbus, Crown Point, Evansville, Ft. Wayne,
Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Richmond, South Bend, and Cincinnati, Ohio (which serves eight counties in southeastern Indiana)
Grant Amount: $424,586
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Will facilitate enrollment in conjunction with state-wide partners and 2-1-1 call center

United Way Worldwide, working with local United Ways and 2-1-1-the free, three-digit dialing code for health and human services-information, referral, and assistance service centers will work to provide access to health insurance to individuals, households, workers, and outreach to employers in Indiana.
Web: http://www.iauw.org
Phone: 211
IOWA
Genesis Health System*
Service Area: Scott, Clinton, Jackson counties
Grant Amount: $128,430
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Plan to work with existing community partners

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Genesis Health System will implement a navigator program through the Genesis Visiting Nurses Association (GVNA). Genesis plans to use existing relationships to aid residents and small business in accessing new sources of coverage.
Web: http://www.genesishealth.com
Phone: 563-421-3675
Email: enrollment@genesishealth.com
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
Service Area: 38 of 99 counties
Grant Amount: $257,142
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • HCI Care Services

The Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa will implement a navigator program serving 38 of Iowa's 99 counties, home to approximately half of the uninsured in Iowa. The Visiting Nurse Services will provide navigator services through public awareness, education and assistance in enrolling individuals in qualified health plans. They also will partner with other organizations with considerable expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and knowledge of other health programs such as Medicaid and CHIP.
Web: http://www.vnsia.org
Phone: 515-288-1516
Email: info@vnsdm.org
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Service Area: 61 of 99 counties
Grant Amount: $214,427
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Ames Center
  • Ankeny Center, My Health Express, Rosenfield Center, Susan Knapp, and West Center
  • Burlingto
  • Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Council Bluffs Center
  • Creston Center
  • Dubuque Center
  • Fort Dodge Center
  • Iowa City
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Quad Cities Center
  • Red Oak Center
  • Sioux City Center
  • Washington

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) is a private, non-profit community-based health care agency operating in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma. In Iowa, PPHeartland plans to have Navigators cover 61 counties and will strategically base Navigators in regions across Iowa.
Web: http://www.PPHeartland.org
Phone: 877-811-7526
Email: Ianavigator@ppheartland.org
KANSAS
Ascension Health
Service Area: Four counties in southern Kansas
Grant Amount: $165,683
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Via Christi Health System (VCHS)

Ascension Health is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. The Ascension Health Navigator project will assist consumers (individuals and small employers) in understanding new programs, taking advantage of consumer protections, and navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs.
Web: http://www.via-christi.org
Phone: 316-689-5700
Email: oncologynavigators@viachristi.org
Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC*
Service Area: Johnson, Wyandotte, Labette, Douglas and Leavenworth couties
Grant Amount: $195,556
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center
  • Labette County Medical Center
  • Menorah Medical Center

For nearly 14 years, Advanced Patient Advocacy has partnered with health care providers and state and local governments in 21 states to provide services to communities to help educate and enroll uninsured consumers. Advanced Patient Advocacy will work with medical centers to identify uninsured individuals and provide education and assistance to help them make informed decisions about enrollment in the Marketplaces.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $524,846
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

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  • Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation
  • Kansas Insurance Department
  • Kansas Association of Local Health Departments
  • Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas
  • Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (operating the volunteer based Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program)

The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) will serve as the lead agency and grantee for the Kansas Marketplace Consortium, a coalition of 427 safety net clinic, health department, hospital, Community Mental Health Center and Area Agency on Aging locations. The Consortium will provide assistance to at least 48,000 eligible Kansans statewide.
Web: http://www.kamuonline.org
Phone: 785-233-8483
Email: navigator@kspca.org
LOUISIANA
Southern United Neighborhoods*
Service Area: North, Southeast, Southwest Louisiana
Grant Amount: $486,123
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN)-lead applicant
  • Local 100 United Labor Unions
  • Affiliated Media Foundation Movement (AMFM)
  • Arkansas Community Institute (ACI)

Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN) is a public charity founded in March 2010 by low to moderate income people that uses research and training to combat the poverty, discrimination and community deterioration that keeps low income people from taking advantage of their rights and opportunities. Southern United Neighborhoods' Tri-State Outreach Project will implement and fulfill Navigation duties in the Tri-State Region of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas in Public-Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) with high considerations of low income uninsured adult populations.
See https://localhelp.healthcare.gov for contact information
Phone: 800-239-7379
Email: la@southernunitedneighborhoods.org
Martin Luther King Health Center, Inc.
Service Area: Bossier and Caddo parishes
Grant Amount: $81,066
The Martin Luther King Health Center (MLKHC) is a private non-profit primary health care
center and pharmacy, incorporated in 1986, and domiciled in the parish of Caddo, Shreveport, Louisiana. Navigator program components include a mass media campaign, public informational education presentations, participating in health fairs & trade fairs, one-on-one interactions with consumers, and the dissemination of print materials through various outreach venues. All services, media, and print material will be offered in English and Spanish.
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Web: http://www.mlkhealth.org
Phone: 318-227-2912
Email: mlkhealthcenter@bluebirdwireless.com
Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $1,099,985
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Central Louisiana AHEC
  • North Louisiana AHEC
  • Southeast Louisiana AHEC

The Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC) was founded in 1991 and aims to improve health status in the region through access to information, education and health services. Their current services include programs on career and professional education, health interventions, preventive health, and public health support. They will help to educate Louisianans about their health coverage options and facilitate enrollment.
Web: http://www.swlahec.com
Phone: 800-435-2432
Email: commed@swlahec.com
Capital Area Agency on Aging, Discrict II, Inc.
Service Area: Southeastern Louisiana
Grant Amount: 100,000
Capital Area Agency on Aging, District II will help individuals and small employers shop for, select and enroll in qualified health plans in Louisiana's new competitive health insurance marketplace. The Agency plans to serve a variety of populations, including older and disabled employees, small employers, and refugees being served by the Refugee Resettlement Program (statewide).
Web: http://www.Capitalaaa.org
Phone: 225-922-2525 or 800-833-9883
Email: caaa@capitalaaa.org
MAINE
Western Maine Community Action
Service Area: State-wide
Grant Amount: $475,000
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Aroostook County Action Program
  • Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
  • Midcoast Maine Community Action
  • Waldo Community Action Partners

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  • Washington Hancock Community Agency
  • The Opportunity Alliance
  • York County Community Action Corporation

Western Maine Community Action, Inc. is a private non-profit community agency and is the lead for a state-wide consortium of eight community action agencies, collectively referred to as the WMCA Community Action Navigator Consortium. Funds will be used to create a statewide network of education, outreach and enrollment assistance available and accessible to every uninsured and under-insured individual in Maine.
Web: http://www.wmca.org
Phone: 800-587-9346
Email: jgrindle@wmca.org
Fishing Partnership Health Plan
Service Area: York, Cumberland, Lincoln, Knox, Sagadahoc, Hancock, Washington, and Waldo counties
Grant Amount: $66,846
Sub-Grantees/Partner Organizations:

  • Maine Lobstermen's Association

Fishing Partnership Health Plan (FPHP) is a health plan developed that provides subsidized coverage to uninsured commercial fisherman, many of whom operate as small bu

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