New America Media

New America Media is the country’s first and largest national collaboration of ethnic news organizations and is dedicated to developing multimedia content to better inform communities and influence policy makers. As part of the national KidsWell initiative, New America Media is working with KidsWell Partners to organize local ethnic media roundtables to provide information on the benefits of the ACA for children and families. See below more information about New America Media’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • NAM and Texans Care for Children to Host Media Roundtable on Children’s Mental Health Care

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    NAM & TX: On March 12th, New American Media and Texans Care for Children will host a media roundtable about children’s mental health care in Houston. Representatives from the Mental Health Authority of Harris County and Texans Care for Children are scheduled to speak. Registration is available now.

  • NAM & NY Held Two More ACA Ethnic Media Round Tables

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    NAM & NY: New American Media and KidsWell New York held ethnic media round table ACA press briefings in September in New York City and Buffalo. The Round Tables focused on the Exchanges, including what to expect during open enrollment and consumer assistance services. Presenters included representatives from the New York State Department of Health, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families, Raising Women’s Voices, the Children’s Defense Fund – New York and the Community Service Society of New York (CSS).   
  • NAM Published Article on Florida's Continued Efforts to Expand Medicaid

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    NAM: New America Media (NAM) published an article highlighting KidsWell Florida’s continued efforts to expand Medicaid despite the legislature failing to pass a bill during the 2013 legislative session. The article highlights the advocates’ efforts working with communities and partners to build support within the legislature. When asked what people can do to help, Nicholas Duran of The Children’s Health Movement stated, “The answer is constituents going to their elected officials and letting them know how this policy impacts their lives. The people have to realize that their voice does count.” Leah Barber-Heinz of Florida CHAIN was also highlighted in the article, noting that the October 1st open enrollment period for Exchanges is “an ideal time to better inform the public about Medicaid expansion.”
  • NAM Published Article on Texas Advocates' Struggles on Urging the Legislature to Expand Medicaid

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    NAM: New America Media published an article discussing challenges facing Texas health care advocates as they work to expand Medicaid, the most significant of which are the Governor and legislature’s opposition. The article notes that because the Texas legislature meets on a bi-yearly schedule (every other year), the discussion on Medicaid expansion will not begin again until 2015. Bruce Lesley of First Focus and Anne Dunkelberg and Eva DeLuna Castro of the Center for Public Policy and Priorities were quoted in the article highlighting the need to continue to work to educate individuals on the benefits of expansion to build support. Ms. Dunkelburg was quoted saying, “I think it’s going to take continued pressure from the vast majority of Texans who favor Medicaid expansion – a higher level of engagement.” 

     

  • Action Alert! KidsWell California and New America Media Issues Call to Action and Holds Press Conference on Expanding Medi-Cal

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    CA & NAM: The 100% Campaign issued a call to action to urge Governor Jerry Brown to expand Medi-Cal to 1.4 million Californians, including over 500,000 parents. The call to action provided talking points for phone calls, emails, and Twitter & Facebook posts.  In addition, New America Media published an article on their briefing that featured Mike Odeh of Children Now, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, and Anthony Wright of Health Access discussing how a delay in expanding Medi-Cal could affect low-income communities and children
  • NAM & KidsWell NY Held ACA Ethnic Media Briefing in New York

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    NAM & NY: New America Media (NAM), in collaboration with KidsWell New York Partners, held its final ethnic round table ACA press briefing on April 26th. Representatives from Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Haitian, Filipino, Russian and Latino media outlets attended the event that focused on the status of and messaging around the New York State Exchange. For more information on the round table, see a blog post written by Lorraine Gonzalez-Camastra, Director of Health Policy for Children’s Defense Fund-NY (CDF-NY) and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) Steering Committee Member. Meeting materials and a video on the briefing can be found on NAM’s Movement to Expand Health Care Access webpage and HCFANY.
  • NAM Held ACA Round Table with Ethnic Media in New York

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    NAM & NY: New America Media (NAM), in collaboration with KidsWell New York Partners, held its final ethnic round table ACA press briefing on April 26th. Representatives from Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Haitian, Filipino, Russian and Latino media outlets attended the event that focused on the status of and messaging around the New York State Exchange. For more information on the round table, see a blog post written by Lorraine Gonzalez-Camastra's, Director of Health Policy for Children’s Defense Fund-NY (CDF-NY) and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) Steering Committee Member.  
  • Jackson Advocate Publishes Two-Page Story on NAM & MS ACA Ethnic Media Round Table

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    New America Media & MS: As a result of New America Media and the KidsWell Mississippi Advocates' successful ethnic media press briefing on the ACA in February, the Jackson Advocate Publisher published a two page story on the state’s legislative activities around Medicaid Expansion.
  • NAM Held ACA Round Tables with Ethnic Media in Maryland

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    NAM & MD: As part of New America Media ethnic media press briefing series, a roundtable was held in Baltimore on March 14th in collaboration with the KidsWell Maryland grantees. For more information on the roundtables please visit New America Media’s Movement to Expand Health Care Access webpage.
  • Get the Scoop! NAM Held ACA Round Tables with Ethnic Media in New Mexico, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida

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    New America Media, MS, TX, & FL: As part of New America Media’s ethnic media press briefing series, a video was published on the roundtable session that was held in collaboration with the KidsWell New Mexico Grantees. MomsRising also published a blog post on New Mexico’s roundtable highlighting some of the challenges that were discussed and agreed upon by the panelists. New America Media also held ethnic media roundtables in Mississippi, Texas, and Florida (video to be released soon!) in collaboration with the KidsWell Grantees in February and an additional roundtable will be held in Maryland on March 14th. For more information on these roundtables please visit New America Media’s Movement to Expand Health Care Access webpage.

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