What Works...Alabama's AmeriCorps Project: Leveraging Resources to Support Increased Community Outreach and Enrollment

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Article Publication Date: 
7/1/2010
Summary: 
Alabama’s Department of Senior Services (ADSS) launched a project to promote civil service by integrating AmeriCorps Members into its State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program. This innovative means to increase benefits assistance and enrollment has proven successful, especially for programs such as Medicare Savings Programs (MSP). This report describes AmeriCorps programs generally as well as the positive results of ADSS’s AmeriCorps project.
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Populations: 
Aging/Older Adults
Sources: 
NASUAD
National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment
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Keywords: 
Enrollment
Community outreach; AmeriCorps; AmeriCorps State and National; AmeriCorps VISTA; Volunteers in Service to America; AmeriCorps NCCC; National Civilian Community Corps

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