Project Title: Outreach & Enrollment Program
Applicant Organization Name: Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services, Inc. (Mercy Care)
Address: 424 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1848
Project Director Name: Ashley McKenzie, Outreach Enrollment Coordinator
Contact Phone Numbers: 678-843-8527 (voice); 678-843-8501 (fax)
E-Mail Address: email@example.com; Website: www.mercyatlanta.org
Mercy Care is the entity that will perform the navigator activities described under this cooperative agreement. It has been a federally qualified health center since 1989. Mercy Care implemented its Outreach & Enrollment programming in 2013 with funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration through the Affordable Care Act. Led by an Outreach Enrollment Coordinator (Project Director) and an Outreach and Enrollment Specialist (or Certified Navigator). The targeted population includes persons experiencing homelessness, marginally housed and low-income individuals in metro Atlanta. Funding will support a portion of the Georgia Federally Funded Exchange (FFE). Specifically, the primary service area will including DeKalb and Fulton counties (including the City of Atlanta). According to 2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates data, among the 1,823,052 households across Mercy Care's service area, 13% of individuals in Fulton and 17% of individuals in DeKalb were uninsured.
With funding, Mercy Care will staff two (2) Certified Navigators. Below is the list of active Navigator staff that will complete the required training for the 2022-2023 budget period. For the 2022-2023 budget period, one Navigator and the Project Director will be federally trained and certified/re-certified by October 1, 2022, and post enrollment, January 16, 2023.
*Navigator - Madison Murphy is a licensed Navigator. Her position is full-time, 1.0 FTE; she will devote 100^ of her time to this project.
*Project Director - Ashley McKenzie, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, and licensed Navigator, will serve as the Project Director. While her position is full-time at Mercy Care, 1.0 FTE; she will devote 50% of her time to this project.
The Navigator and Project Director will conduct education and outreach activities focused on routine enrollment assistance, case management, and other wraparound assistance (i.e. healthcare, referrals, transportation assistance). Mercy Care will coordinate community-based activities such as health fairs and information sessions throughout the year, with a special emphasis on heavy promotion during the Marketplace Open Enrollment and back-to-school periods. The referenced activities will be facilitated through strategic partnerships with the City of Atlanta Public Schools, Mercy Housing, Columbia Residential, and Grady Hospital (the city's only public hospital), in addition to new partnerships with local libraries and Morris Brown College.
Total federal request for the 2022-2023 budget period will be $170,042.