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Free national webinars in December
New course on health insurance enrollment added to DigitalLearn website
In early November, in coordination with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2020, PLA released a new online tutorial to help consumers sign up for health insurance. The course, Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance, covers the basics of securing coverage through Healthcare.gov, the health insurance exchange website operated by the U.S. federal government. This 18-minute online tutorial explores the processes of determining eligibility, preparing to enroll, creating an account, and finding local help to successfully enroll in an ACA health insurance plan. The course can be accessed via DigitalLearn.org, PLA's free online digital literacy training curriculum designed to help people increase their digital skills. Read the full announcement.
Watch recording of family engagement program
PLA recently collaborated with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) to present the session “How Programs Can Recruit & Engage Culturally Diverse Families” at NCFL's Annual Conference in Louisville. During the session, education and library experts who work to engage diverse community groups spoke about how those programs can inform the work of public libraries. Presenters included Allison Barney, youth services manager at Denver (Colo.) Public Library; Amber Creger, Youth Department director at Schaumburg Township (Ill.) District Library; Zeljana Javorek, ESL program manager at Catholic Charities of Louisville (Ky.); Sophie Maier, immigrant services librarian at Louisville (Ky.) Free Public Library; Homa Naficy, executive director of The American Place at Hartford (Conn.) Public Library; and PLA Deputy Director Scott Allen. Click here to access a recording of the session or here to view the presentation slides.