Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Awareness Impact Addresses Agency Sustainability

Arkansas RAPPS,( Reaching, Affirming, Positive, Progressive, Systems) a Community Connector contractor is sponsoring it's second Awareness Impact session, Thursday, February 12, 10 am - 2pm, 6401 West 12th Street. The session will address challenges and barriers of the changing healthcare landscape in regards to the impact on those living with HIV and AIDS by area agencies. 

The sessions were the result of a focus group effort resulting in additional sessions to offer both a platform and forum for service providers and clients to dialogue concerning recent funding cuts, HOWPA service waiting lists, prevention funding initiatives and gaps in both linkage or retention in care. Organizers have invited Mr. Ezell Breedlove, of the Division of Volunteerism & Non-Profit Services to facilitate discussion on capacity building and agency assessment.

Concurrent to the forum, FREE HIV Testing will be available and open to the general pubic in recognition of Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day 2015.  "We are all our brother's and Sister's Keeper," is this year's theme that also serves as a foundation for the Awareness Day Impact Summit being held during this testing opportunity. 
Limited Seating is still available. Complimentary beverages and lunch will be provided. For more information or RSVP to 501-349-7777 Arkansas RAPPS is a proud contractor of the Community Connector initiative.
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Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Employers, Including Nonprofit Organizations

SBA and Small Business Majority will host a free Affordable Care Act 101webinar so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Deadlines for open enrollment is February 15, 2015. Need local information call 379-8203.

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for an ACA 101 webinar in Spanish. Below is the registration link

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