Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

As a reminder, under the ACA, nearly six million low- and moderate-income people are eligible to receive CSR subsidies, which lower their deductibles and other health care costs. The federal government directly reimburses insurers for those costs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the CSR reimbursements come to nearly $7 billion a year. Individual eligibility to qualify for CSR subsidies requires a single adult have yearly income no more than 250 percent of the poverty line.

According to analysis, President Trump’s executive order expects to yield the following results:

  • Insurance companies who participate in ACA exchanges will anticipate losing significant revenues due to loss of CSR payments and will likely end participation in the marketplace;
  • There will be an almost immediate increase of uninsured.  This is based on a Congressional Budget Office estimate that ending the CSR payments will raise the number of uninsured people by 1 million in 2018;
  • Those most directly impacted will be:
    • Low-to-moderate income individuals and families in the exchanges will see premiums rise dramatically – those enrolled in silver plans can expect to see a premium increase of 19% or more.
    • Individuals and families that have incomes at 100-138% of poverty are unlikely to be impacted, as this population enjoys guaranteed coverage either through subsidies or through Medicaid expansion.

In addition to halting CSR payments, the Administration’s Executive Order – Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States – paves the way for small businesses to offer ‘bare bones” health insurance to their employees. In essence, the Executive Order will allow small businesses to purchase short-term policies for their employees, but will not have to comply with ACA mandates to cover those with pre-existing conditions.

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Celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month

On September 21st, several partners are collaborating to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and to provide an opportunity for the community to donate items (feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes) locally and for hurricane victims.  See the attached flyer for further details.

 

Collaborating Partners:

WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project

WV Healthy Start Navigator Project

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

WV Perinatal Partnership

Right From the Start Region 7

NOW Morgantown

 

If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a donation to hurricane victims, below are a few reputable websites that are accepting donations for the Texas Diaper Bank:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1YDABV4XT8UMO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_awwlg_KCMUzbJM9BTRB_wb

 

Www.texasdiaperbank.org

 

For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation:

 

http://www.miamidiaperbank.com/

 

Case Manager Job Description

Helping Heroes, is a community based, non-profit facility. It provides support services and resources to homeless and near homeless veterans in order to transition them to, or maintain self-sufficiency. Our SSVF Program (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) provides temporary housing assistance in conjunction with comprehensive case management to veterans with families who are homeless or are facing a housing crisis.

Helping Heroes is hiring a Case Manager to work with the SSVF program. The SSVF Case Manager duties are summarized as:

  • Outreach Specialist duties include:
    • Assist the program director in conducting and coordinating outreach activities as assigned

o   Setting up and tearing down for events such as fundraising and outreach activities

  • Case management services including:
    • Refer participants for help in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits such as health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care, housing counseling services, and temporary financial assistance.

o   Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with veterans to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan.

o   Provides service linkages and support systems for veterans and their families, including for children and adolescents, to ensure identified needs are met

o   Makes referrals to supportive services such as job developers, social workers and health care providers as deemed necessary

o   Develops support systems to meet veteran and family needs; coordinates and facilitates move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required.

o   May make home and field visits

    • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for families; provides crisis intervention, if needed.

o   May requiring help with moving furniture, cleaning and carrying food boxes

o   Other duties required to related physical activity.

  • Complete on-going record keeping and maintenance of statistical data.
  • Prioritization of tasks associated with assigned cases

This individual must demonstrate the ability to report directly to the SSVF Program Manager and must also participate in annual inspections conducted by funding agencies.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work or human service field is preferred, military and work experience will be considered
  2. 1 – 3 years experience working with veterans and/or the homeless population ( must have experience working with adults)
  3. Experience working with people in recovery
  1. Proven ability to develop relationships with families as well as a wide variety of service stakeholders (VA, schools, health and public benefit agencies
  1. Provide thorough and comprehensive documentation of services in a timely manner
  2. Work independently on identified case management needs
  3. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  1.  Able to lift and carry 50 pounds

 

Additional Requirements:

  • US Armed Forces veteran preferred
  • Social Work License preferred
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Pre employment physical with drug screen
  • Copy of Transcripts required upon hiring
  • Hold a valid driver’s license, car insurance and be willing and able to travel. DMV driving record must be provided upon hiring

Resume, Cover letter, and 3 references

            ATTN: Susan Harrison, Executive Director Helping Heroes

            256 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville WV 26041

 

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training 

Berkeley Medical Center will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017                                                               

8:30am-4:30pm                                                           

Berkeley Medical Center Campus                                                        

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center                                                

1st Floor Mountaineer Room                                                               

 

 

 

This is a FREE training. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

 

Space is limited so please only register if you are available to attend.

 

 

For more information or to register:  https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

 

Questions: kprice@wvumedicine.org

 

Update:  This workshop is approved for 4.75 LPC hours (3 LPC Ethics hours) and 5 Social Work hours (3.25 SW ethics hours)

 

The WVU School of Social Work Office of Professional Education and the WVU Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health Training Program are co-sponsoring a full day workshop this fall on a topic that is important to many of you in your work with children and families.  See below for more information.  To view a list of all fall 2017 workshops sponsored by WVU School of Social Work, please visit our website at http://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/continuing-education

 

Addressing Ethical Challenges in Practice with Children, Adolescents, and FamiliesNovember 3, 2017, 9am-3:15pm, WVU Mountainlair, Morgantown, WV.  Presenters: Kathy Szafran, MA, LPC, President, CEO, Crittendon Services, Inc.; Beverly Petrelli, MSW, Clinical Director, Crittenton Services, Inc.; and panel of Crittenton staff.  This workshop is approved for 5 social work CE hours(3.25 SW ethics hours); 4.75 LPC hours (3.0 LPC ethics hours) Registration Fee: $65 

 

Register online and then pay online or send check payable to WVU to: WVU School of Social Work, Attn: PCE, PO Box 6830, Morgantown, WV 26506

CHALENG 2017 

(COMMUNITY HOMELESSNESS ASSESSMENT, LOCAL EDUCATION & NETWORKING GROUPS)

 

SPONSORED BY LOUIS A. JOHNSON VAMC

OCTOBER 18,  2017         8:00A.M. TO 4:00P.M.         REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 7:30AM

 

ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN RESEARCH CENTER      ***FREE CEU’S FOR SOCIAL WORK – 7 HOURS

 

*NO REGISTRATION FEES       * LUNCH PROVIDED

 

RSVP: BY OCTOBER 1, 2017   TO   BOB FOX – HCHV/SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM SUPPORT  304-623-3461 EXT 2021 or  ROBERT.FOX4@VA.GOV

 

PLEASE BRING YOUR AGENCY’S INFORMATION TO SHARE AT THE EXPO TABLES

 

FOR DIRECTIONS:    Robert H. Mollohan Research Center        1000 Galliher Drive             Fairmont, WV 26554       304-333-6464         

From the North:

  • Take I-79 South to exit 132 – South Fairmont, Left turn at light onto Rte. 250 South
  • Right on NASA Blvd. at next light (Dan Cava Toyota), Right on Galliher Dr., immediate Right to driveway to parking garage ( Left at the “Y”)
  • Visitor parking is available on ground floor level P1, P2 & P3 are also open. Take elevator to the Plaza level (*P) to main entrance
  • Exit through the parking garage to the Right at the opposite side (West end)

From the East: Take I-68 to I-79 South then follow the directions above

From the South:

  • Take I-79 North to exit 132 – South Fairmont, left turn at the stoplight onto Rte 250 North
  • Left onto NASA Blvd at next light (Dan Cava Toyota), Right onto Galliher Dr., immediate Right to driveway to parking garage (Left at the “Y”)
  • Visitor parking is available on ground floor level P1,. P2 & P3 are also open. Take elevator to the Plaza level (*P) to main entrance
  • Exit through the parking garage to the Right at the opposite side (West end)

From the West: Take Rte 50 West to I-79 North then follow the directions above

NOTE: Check-in with security is not required for the Exhibition Hall

 

Bethany College, Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Altenheim Resource & Referral Services will be offering a workshop on Ethics in End of Life Care on Tuesday, October 3 with special guest presenter, Jim Keresztury, M.S.W., M.B.A., A.C.S.W.  Jim is the Director of Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition, and has served as a consultant and Deputy Director with the WV Center for End of Life Care.  The program will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville WV, and will run from 9am – 11am with sign in starting at 8:30am. 

 

The cost of the workshop is $10.00 and will offer two CEU credits for social workers through Bethany College (490052). 

 

Pre-registration is required and payment is due by September 29, 2017.  Checks may be made payable to Altenheim Resource & Referral Center, and mailed to Altenheim Resource & Referral Services, 1387 National Road, Wheeling WV  26003.  Questions?  Call Ann at 304 243-0996 or email akoegler@frontier.com.