The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved in Topeka has hired a navigator project coordinator for the Wichita area.
Debbie Chambers will coordinate recruitment and training of navigators, who are people being hired by health care providers and others to help consumers buy insurance online as part of the Affordable Care Act. The online marketplaces are scheduled to open Oct. 1 at www.healthcare.gov.
Chambers was most recently the volunteer coordinator for Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas in Sedgwick County, where she placed volunteers in the community to educate people on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and how to report it, according to a news release.
KAMU was awarded about $525,000 through a federal grant for navigator training and outreach.
It is the lead agency for the Kansas Marketplace Consortium, which has more than 400 members, including health clinics, the Kansas Insurance Department, local area agencies on aging and government health departments.
The consortium has a goal of training and coordinating more than 250 navigators statewide. It is also hiring project coordinators in other regions of the state, like southeast and southwest Kansas.
To contact Chambers, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.