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Guide to the 2015 #Legislative Session

Welcome to the 9th edition of FV Indiana's Guide to the Legislative Session . This year brings a "long session" that will begin on January 6, 2015, and is expected to last through April 29, 2015. This upcoming session is known as a budget year. This session will provide many opportunities for families to be involved, share your experience, and build relationships with legislators that will impact current and future decisions. This guide is intended to be a reference issue; in it you will find information on how a bill becomes a law, definitions and translations of acronyms and information on the House and Senate leadership. We encourage you to contact your legislators, make the effort to introduce yourself, share your perspective and continue to build a relationship. Watch FV Indiana and other sources for action alerts as the session progresses. If you have information about the session to share please call us at 317.944.8982 or email Hot Topi

Helping People with #Disabilities Get the Healthcare Coverage They Need

Please register for  Helping People with   Disabilities Get the Healthcare Coverage They Need   on  Jan 15, 2015 2:00 pm (EST)  at https://attendee.gotowebinar. com/register/ 9064858007854415873 The American Association on Health and Disability is pleased to announce that it is hosting a webinar which will feature a representative from the White House Office of Public Engagement on healthcare coverage outreach and enrollment for people with disabilities. The presentation will serve as a re-introduction to the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) and help you think about what questions a person with a disability needs to think about when they are considering their health care options in the ACA Marketplace. Additionally, it will explain how the NDNRC is helping lead efforts to conduct community, state and national outreach to the disability community to encourage enrollment and how you can be involved in helping people with disabilities get the healthcare

Where Hope Begins and Help Never Ends

Each day in America. . . 865 babies are born at low birthweight,  1,241 babies are born without health insurance, 1,392 babies are born into extreme poverty, 159 babies are born who will be diagnosed with autism, Every 4 1/2 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect, 1 in 3 babies born will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime, Families of 1,389,547 children will spend an average of 2 hours providing needed care for their child, and 1,365,209 children have health care providers who only sometimes or never listen to their families. ONE IN FIVE children have a special health care need. As the Family to Family Health Information Center for Indiana, we help families like these every day. Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.  If you or someone you know needs assistance with health c

Family Voices Indiana is hiring in the South Bend Area

Family Voices Indiana Seeking a Family Leader to serve as a Health Information Specialist in the SOUTH BEND  area If you are a parent of a child with a disability, Family Voices of Indiana wants and needs YOU! The Indiana Family to Family Health Information Center Project will: Address the health care financing information needs of Indiana’s families raising children with special health care needs and disabilities Connect families to existing resources, direct support and advocacy Support and expand our parent to parent network statewide Now accepting applications from Family Leaders to support this project as contractors working up to 40 hours a month from your community Requirements: Live in the South Bend area •Bilingual preferred •Must be the parent of a child with special health care needs •Knowledge of Family Leadership •Knowledge of services and systems in Indiana. We provide additional training and support Responsibilities: Provide i