S.H.A.R.E. Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone
The Center for Rural Health (CRH) recruits Phoenix & Tucson health professional students to participate in SHARE. This is an opportunity for healthcare and public health students to 1) train as Certified Application Counselors 2) learn to navigate the healthcare system, and 3) be a leader for health. Certificates provided by the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., and the Western Region Public Health Training Center.
Throughout the certificate year, SHARE participates in enrollment events, outreach fairs and weekly SHARE office hours to reach the uninsured and under-insured. SHARE helps consumers understand health insurance coverage at events held across Pima and Maricopa County. Students help market the program and events.
This is an 8 month commitment with occasional, part-time hours (20-30 hours total) from October 2018 to May 2019.
2018-2019: Application Closed, check back Summer 2019
» Click to view our new introduction video to the SHARE Program!
Participants Receive (per availability):
- Medicine: CUP hours (Potential CUP Leadership roles) & CHIP hours (Potential CHIP Leadership roles)
- Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy: Community Service Hours
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Second-year UA College of Medicine – Phoenix student
and SHARE leader, Jaymus Ryan Lee
Ideal Applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (social or taxpayer ID number required for Arizona Department of Insurance licensing applications)
- Be an upper division student in one of the health professional colleges (Public Health, Medicine, Nursing or Pharmacy) or 4th year undergraduate public health, nursing, pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine student.
- Be a University of Arizona student during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 and have a UA Net ID and password.
- Participate in SHARE on an occasional, part-time basis (20-30) hours at minimum)
- Complete all required SHARE quality improvement tests (pre/posttest, etc.) by specified deadlines as instructed by SHARE Leaders and the Special Projects Coordinator.
- Complete all Certified Application Counselor online training (10-15 hours)
- Be available for all specified training dates: TBD for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
- Submit appropriate fingerprinting and Arizona Department of Insurance licensing paperwork.
- Be able to apply for an Arizona Department of Insurance license. See ADOI website for requirements including the following:
- Have not committed any action that is a ground for license denial under ARS § 20‐295 (review link carefully)
- Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor involving fraud or dishonesty, among other items (review items in the application carefully).
- Participate in enrollment events, SHARE office hours and outreach events.
- Promote program opportunities to your college.
- Abide by HIPAA regulations and keep all personally identifiable information secure.
- Not have any Conflict of Interest with an insurance company as outlined HERE.
UA Student Services:
- Free Health Insurance Assistance (search by zip code) HERE
- Health Sciences Mental Health Counseling HERE
- Campus Health Services HERE
- AHCCCS Application: www.healthearizonaplus.gov/
- AZ Marketplace Application: https://www.healthcare.gov/
- AZ Marketplace Application (Spanish): https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/
- Schedule an appointment for one-on-one health insurance assistance: http://coveraz.org/connector/
- Training Materials & Guides: https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/training-materials/training.html
- Health Insurance Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-58VD3z7ZiQ&t=7s
- Health Insurance Terms: https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/training-materials/insurance-coverage-key-terms.pdf
- Health Insurance Marketplace 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-wnyMmvM-E&feature=youtu.be