The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family and Community Health unit’s Texas Military Program will host a webinar “Medicaid & Medicare: Important Resources in a Time of National Health Crisis” at 10 a.m. June 24.
The webinar is free and open to the public. Attendees must first RSVP in advance and then check email for instructions to join the session.
Whether in response to a disaster caused by a hurricane, a downturn in the economy, or in the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis, public officials turn to Medicare and Medicaid to help provide solutions and care, said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension program specialist in College Station.
This webinar will provide updates on how these programs are helping to meet the needs of Americans, especially in uncertain times.
The presenters will be Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology and health program specialist, Amarillo, and Christopher Plein, Ph.D., Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service at West Virginia University.
“Over their 50-plus year history, both the Medicaid and Medicare programs have proven valuable and adaptable in the face of changing national health needs and priorities,” Brauner said. “These programs may provide health coverage and access for military families as they do for millions of Americans in a variety of familial, financial and health situations.”
Free continuing education credit will be available in the areas of social work, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, case manager, board-certified patient advocate and certified family life educator.