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Passport Health Plan Community Engagement Team will continue to work side-by-side with community advocates like you who believe in the importance of helping Kentuckians live healthier lives.  Passport’s Community Engagement Representatives throughout the Commonwealth will continue to be here to help you in these efforts.  For questions, please click on the attached link to reach out to the Community Engagement Representative in your area  https://passporthealthplan.com/advocates/advocate-representatives/

 

PASSPORT SHARES RESOURCES AVAILABLE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES TO ASSIST OUR MEMBERS

Passport continues working daily with organizations that provide key services to our communities.  These resources are identified on our website at https://passporthealthplan.com/resources-for-coronavirus-closures/

One example is the partnership with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Metro United Way and JPMorgan Chase to provide FREE job training and financial coaching in select Louisville neighborhoods.  For more details, including contact information, please click here

 

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

suicide prevention life line logoA recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 53% of adults reported that their mental health had been negatively affected by Covid-19.  Social isolation, job loss and income insecurity, and burnout among front line workers all contribute to increasing mental health problems.  Passport Health Plan is committed to the well-being of our members working with several organizations statewide to bring awareness and offering available resources.  As a reminder of resources:

  • ​The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 in the US
  • Veterans can also text to 838255 or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net
  • The Trevor Project provides a Hotline for LGBTQ Students 1-866-488-7386
  • Hotline for Transgender People – Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860

In Louisville, Centerstone operates a crisis line for adults (502.589.4313) and children/youth (502.589.8070)

 

SPECIAL EDITION WITH EXCITING NEWS TO BENEFIT OUR ADVOCATES AND MEMBERS THROUGHOUT KENTUCKY . . . PASSPORT IS NOW OFFICIALLY PASSPORT HEALTH PLAN BY MOLINA HEALTHCARE.

We are excited to share this important news with you, our community partners.  The purchase of Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, Inc. is now official. As of September 1, 2020, we are officially operating as “Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare.”  For more details view Molina’s press release, click here.

Letters will be sent to all Passport members with this information reassuring them this transition will not interfere with their benefits and services, and no action is required by the member to keep their coverage active.  To keep you informed of the information our members will receive, we have attached a copy of the letter to be mailed to our 315,000 members statewide. Click here for the letter.

Passport Health Plan Community Engagement Team will continue to work side-by-side with community advocates like you who believe in the importance of helping Kentuckians live healthier lives.  Passport’s Community Engagement Representatives throughout the Commonwealth will continue to be here to help you in these efforts.  For questions, please click on the attached link to reach out to the Community Engagement Representative in your area  click here.

 

 

PASSPORT HEALTH PLAN SUPPORTS KENTUCKY DOUBLE DOLLARS PROGRAM INCREASING ACCESS AND BUYING POWER FOR NURTRITIONAL FOOD

Passport Health Plan is proud to be a sponsor for two years with the statewide Double Dollars Program.  Jill Bell, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Passport and Dana Moody, Community Engagement Director participated in the press conference to kick-off the Kentucky Proud advertising campaign “Fresh Food. Fresh Thinking”.  The call for Kentucky to buy fresh farm products came alongside the Kentucky Double Dollars, a program that doubles the buying power for Kentuckians receiving federal nutrition benefits at 43 farmers’ markets.  This allows for access to quality, nutritious food while supporting our local farmers.

“Passport Health Plan is proud to continue our support for the Double Dollars program,” said Jill Bell, Vice President Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Passport Health Plan. “Now more than ever, access to fresh fruits and vegetables is critically important. We are all doing our best to stay healthy at home and we hope our members, neighbors, and friends will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to improve their health.”

To learn about Kentucky Double Dollars and/or find a farmer’s market near you, visit https://www.kyproud.com/farmersmarkets/  or https://kentuckydoubledollars.org/

 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO BE COUNTED . . .

REMINDER —- US Census staff will begin door knocking August 11th.  It is important for each household to complete their Census as these counts impact funding for community resources and congressional districting.  The Census Bureau will begin onsite Mobile Questionnaire Assistance targeting low-response areas.  Once dates, times, and locations are confirmed, we will share this information with you for distribution to your communities.  Printable flyers and posters can be located at www.2020census.gov.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES

There is a national resource available for families during online learning.  Schoolclosures.org has created a free hotline parents can call or email, in addition to information on how to get a free tablet or computer, free internet access, and technological support resources for distance learning.  Clink here to learn more.

 

PASSPORT HEALTH PLAN SUPPORTS JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION (NTI)

Passport Health Plan is proud to be a partner with continued support for Kentucky’s school systems for 20+ years.  Passport’s support during the COVID-19 pandemic includes, but not limited to, chrome books provided to Jefferson County Public Schools to assist students succeed in distance learning.    We invite you to view the JCPS Press August 11th Press Conference link below to hear from community supporters, including Passport Health Plan’s Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jill Bell committing continued support to our kids, families, teachers, and school administrators.   Click here

Families requesting a Chromebook or Hotspot for your JCPS child, please visit https//bit.ly/3acq04P to fill out the form and submit your request.  It’s quick and easy.  One form will cover all your kids.  If you are calling our help line, please be patient.

 

August is Immunization Awareness Month

August is Immunization Awareness Month, and Passport Health Plan is committed to the health of our members.  Please view the attached flyers to share with your communities.  Key points:

  1. Remain safe during the Pandemic, but make sure you keep up with your child’s immunizations, especially if the member is two or under.
  2. Please contact your pediatrician to determine the best way to receive vaccinations and well child exams, as well as what precautions the doctor’s office is taking to keep kids safe.

Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to increase awareness for the importance of immunizations.

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