“This funding will enable our communities to receive a service that is critical for many individuals and families to enroll in health care coverage,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “The Dallas area did not have this funding for the past four years, which had a direct impact of the number of uninsured who weren’t receiving support and information to navigate the complexity of finding a health care plan.”
At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, our team will train and certify 41 navigators for a 13-county area in North Texas. We estimate that 16,000 people will receive one-on-one assistance from the certified navigators and that more than 2,000 people will enroll in a qualifying health care plan within the next 12 months. In total, more than 3 million people in our region will receive information or learn about the navigator program and its services through marketing, promotion and education initiatives.
The navigator program directly aligns with our Aspire United 2030 health goal of providing nearly universal access to health coverage for North Texans. The Aspire United 2030 goals provide a road map for the next 10 years for our organization, driving our movement to improve access to education, income and health care—the building blocks of opportunity—for all North Texans.
This article was published on: Aug 30, 2021