The Anysia Drumheller Memorial Scholarship was created in 2013 by the NAME Board of Directors in memory of our longtime member, Anysia Drumheller. Anysia was elected to serve on the NAME Board of Directors, appointed Chair of the NAME Membership Committee and became an Honorary NAME Board Member prior to her death in May 2013. Her numerous contributions to NAME, service to existing members and determination to recruit new members are commemorated by this generous scholarship.
In 2016, the NAME Board of Directors approved three individual scholarships- one for each NAME Region (See NAME Regions). Each scholarship will provide reimbursement (not to exceed $1,000) of reasonable travel costs and lodging for the 14th Annual NAME Conference in Bozeman, Montana.
Individuals employed by a State Medicaid Agency, State Education Agency or Local Education Agency are eligible to apply for the scholarship if their costs for attending the 14th Annual NAME Conference are not covered by their employer. In addition to travel and lodging reimbursement up to $1,000, scholarship recipients will receive 2016 conference registration and complimentary NAME membership through December 31, 2017.
The application deadline has been extended to July 29, 2016.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule change to the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) and Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) programs that have to do with changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act to the way states decide eligibility for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). More information about the proposed change as well as the proposed rule can be found here.
The Chicago Department of Public Health collaborated with the Partnership for Healthy Chicago develop of Health Plan for the city of Chicago. This was the work of many stakeholders from both public and private stakeholders. The strategies are outlined in the Healthy Chicago 2.0 Plan. The detailed plan outlines all areas for a healthy community including health and education which can be found starting on page 24.