Lack of Consistent Investment in Federal Insurance Navigator Program Undermines Navigators’ Equity Work in Vulnerable Communities

  • Abstract

    Navigators in the federal Insurance Navigator Program (“Navigator Program”), who are employed by organizations in states with Federally Facilitated Marketplaces, provide enrollment assistance, outreach, and education to individuals who are eligible for health insurance coverage. Such work is central to public health efforts to address inequities but continues to be poorly understood and undervalued. More information is needed to understand the components of navigators’ equity work and how decreases in program funding have affected their service provision.

  • Authors:

    van Eijk MS, Kett PM, Prueher L, Frogner BK, Guenther GA

  • Journal/Publisher:

    J Public Health Manag Pract

  • Edition:

    Jul 2022. 28(4):399-405

  • Link to Article

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  • Citation:

    van Eijk MS, Kett PM, Prueher L, Frogner BK, Guenther GA. Lack of consistent investment in federal insurance navigator program undermines navigators' equity work in vulnerable communities. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022;28(4):399-405. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000001503

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