Over the course of the pandemic, our partners have been supporting individuals in dealing with the economic and public health consequences. They have done this all while also supporting their day to day activities. Keep reading to learn about some of the work that some of Ridge Policy Group’s clients have been doing over the last months.
Support for Medicaid
Medicaid helps millions of Americans get access to health care coverage. Every state runs their state medicaid program differently and eligibility for Medicaid can be complicated. So, how does it work and who does it cover? Our partner, AmeriHealth Caritas, answers this and more around the 55-year anniversary of the creation of Medicaid, including who qualifies for medicaid and more.
Caring for Yourself and Health Care Workers During the Pandemic
Great article by RPG partner Beacon Health Options’ president, Susan Coakley. Healthcare workers must remember to take care of themselves in addition to those they are caring for. “The anxiety and fear resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic can be profound, and nowhere is that more evident than with front line healthcare workers. Working long hours in substandard conditions with patients who are often very ill and highly contagious, they fear for their personal health and that of their families.”
Celebrating the ADA’s 30th Anniversary
On July 21, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation and NOD convened key activists, advocates, and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a bipartisan celebration of that landmark civil rights legislation. They also discussed the challenges that will shape the future of the disability movement, such as supporting those with individuals with disabilities in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seniors and people with disabilities have been especially hard hit by this pandemic.
Traumatic Brain Injury Website and Conference
Our partner, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators recently launched a new website! In September, they are holding a virtual conference that will include a combination of live and recorded sessions in a variety of formats and an exhibit hall for event sponsors and attendees to network and collaborate.
STEM Education Courses
LeadingAge PA members, employees, and spouses/partners have been given clear access to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology courses and programs at a reduced rate thanks to an exciting agreement recently reached between the University and the trade/professional association for nonprofit senior living organizations.
Ridge Policy Group supports a wide range of clients in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and across the US. We are proud to support their work in responding to the pandemic and beyond. We are grateful to be seen as the top lobbyists in Washington, DC, by our clients.