NIWAP Webinar: Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors


National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project bannerPresented by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), in partnership with Aequitas and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Date:                          Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:                          2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost:                           The webinar is free to all participants.

Target Audience: This webinar is provided for grantees who receive funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), their partners, and potential grantees who work with or advocate for immigrant survivors.

Where: Offered online. Conference call dial in number available as an alternative to internet sound and those unable to connect. Participants must register ahead of time at  Registration will be open until noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Presenters: Leslye Orloff, Director, and Benish Anver, Policy Staff Attorney, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), American University Washington College of Law

Description of webinar:

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 created both an entirely new way to obtain healthcare in the U.S. and also expanded on some of the preexisting healthcare access options. Under the ACA many immigrant survivors applying for immigration relief become eligible for and obligated to purchase health care through the newly developed health care exchanges at various points in time after they have filed their immigration case. This webinar will provide information and resources on current laws governing access to healthcare, insurance and subsidies for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and human trafficking.

Webinar materials will include links to practice tools, statutes, government policies and regulations, training manuals, and materials, to better assist you in your work with immigrant survivors.  This is an interactive webinar in which attendees will be encouraged to participate and ask questions. Closed Captioning is Available.

This training is supported by Grant No. 2013-TA-AX-K009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Contact: If you need help with your webinar registration or have any technical questions, please contact Levi Wolberg at (202)274-4190 or [email protected].

David Lee

David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project Prevention Connection, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 29 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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