October 3, 2017

Free luncheon to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.

Vanderbilt faculty members will host “Get Covered, Tennessee,” a luncheon intended to mobilize students, faculty and staff to help individuals sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA).

The event will begin at noon Monday, Oct. 16, at Vanderbilt Law School (131 21st Ave. S.) in the Flynn Auditorium (first floor). A free box lunch from Lana’s Copper Kettle will be provided for those who RSVP.

RSVP now for the “Get Covered, Tennessee” luncheon. >>

ACA “navigators”—those trained to help individuals enroll—will talk about their experiences and explain how you can help during the ACA open enrollment period, Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2017.

Sign up to help individuals enroll in the ACA. >>

Learn more about Get Covered Tenn, a grassroots campaign letting Tennesseans know about health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.


12:15 p.m. — Welcome

12:25 p.m. — About Get Covered Tenn

12:40 p.m. — Health care challenges

1 p.m. — Volunteer information

1:15 p.m. — Open forum Q&A


Get Covered Tenn

Sharon Barker, lead navigator

Sandy Dimick, program director

Tracy Zander, bilingual navigator

Vanderbilt University

Carolyn J. Heinrich, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College

Gilbert Gonzales, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sayeh Nikpay, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The ACA is currently the law of the land and provides opportunities for qualifying individuals and families to enroll in publicly supported health insurance. The Trump administration has made significant cuts to Health and Human Services funding for informing the public of opportunities to enroll in the ACA, as well as to programs that support navigators. The ACA enrollment period has been shortened to just 45 days.

This event is a public service effort in conjunction with Peabody College, the Scholars Strategy Network and the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.