USF ready to train more health insurance navigators

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Once again, the University of South Florida is stepping up to help people enter the health insurance marketplace. Signing up people for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act had its share of complications the last time, but it’s time to do it again. “We want a navigator that consumers are comfortable with,” said Jodi Ray, Project […]

FL ‘Navigator’ Grants Total $6.8M, almost $5.4M to USF

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The University of South Florida has been awarded by far the largest grant in the state to hire “navigators” who help uninsured people sign up for health insurance coverage through the federal Marketplace, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. Only two other Florida organizations won  navigator grants: the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, $871,275, […]

Professor Russell Kirby takes aim at health disparities with pair of published studies

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With an aim to help close health disparities, Dr. Russell Kirby, USF Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in Community and Family Health in the College of Public Health, co-authored two studies, both of which are published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health. “They’re completely different projects,” Kirby said. “The […]

Jodi Ray takes health coverage message to Capitol Hill

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Jodi Ray, Florida Covering Kids & Families project director, participated on a congressional panel hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation on Aug. 6. The discussion was carried live on CSPAN2. Florida Covering Kids & Families is a program of the USF College of Public Health’s Lawton and Rhea Chiles […]