World AIDS Day Ball
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Minnesota AIDS Project and Mother Paris Legion proudly present the 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Ball. Catering to LGBTQ communities of color a Ball is a performance art extravaganza where LGBTQ folks of all races/genders compete for glory in several runway categories that showcase local and out of town talent. This year should be no exception drawing from last year’s resounding successful World AIDS Day Ball. Trophies, prizes and free admission with an HIV rapid test await all that attend and/or perform.
Honey, 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
December 8, 2013, 10 pm.
18 and up
Free admission with Rapid HIV Test
Realness with a Twist
Vogue Femme Redemption
For more information, contact Christine Kerno, MAP, 612-214-0447 of go to the facebook event
30 Years of Minnesota AIDS Project Instagram Campaign
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013
We’ve created an Instagram hashtag to showcase what has mattered the most to you these past 30 years: to get involved, just download and print one of the below signs or make your own, and use the signs 30 years of and 30 years for to highlight what or who has touched your life these last 30 years. Then take a picture of yourself upload it onto Instagram using the #30YearsOfMAP hashtag. If you don’t have Instagram, just email it to us for inclusion!
Need insurance? Know someone who does?
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Let us walk you through the new healthcare marketplace!
As of today Minnesotans will be able to enroll in a public or private health care plan through Minnesota’s new state health insurance marketplace, MNsure.org. MNsure will improve the community’s ability to access health insurance, which means better health care and tools to stay healthy. This is important as we work to improve the health of our community and challenge the barriers that have kept people living with HIV, and those communities who are most affected by and at risk for HIV, from accessing quality health care.
Under MNsure, health insurance plans will no longer be able to deny coverage based on a pre-existing condition like HIV, diabetes or cancer. Plans available through Minnesota’s health insurance exchange will cover things like doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room visits, and prescriptions. And financial help may be available to make MNsure plans more affordable, so you can find a plan that fits your budget.
Working together for our community!
Rainbow Health Initiative, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, OutFront Minnesota, Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) and Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) have joined forces to provide our community with relevant and easily understandable information about MNsure, Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace. MAP and RAAN will have MNsure navigators on staff to provide health insurance enrollment assistance to all Minnesota consumers.
Contact us to learn more, or to schedule an appointment with a MNsure navigator for help enrolling in Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or private insurance through MNsure!
MAP to Lead Collaborative Healthcare Exchange Outreach to Uninsured in LGBT community
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013
The Minnesota AIDS Project in collaboration with the Rural AIDS Action Network, OutFront Minnesota Community Services, the Rainbow Health Initiative, and the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition was awarded $192,576 to provide outreach and education about MNsure to approximately 15,000 people throughout the state of Minnesota.
The outreach will specifically target: 1) people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ); 2) people living with HIV who do not qualify for the Ryan White Program , and 3) people who are considered to be at high risk of contracting HIV. The collaboration will reach out to these communities to promote application and enrollment support to affordable, quality health insurance available through MNsure, Minnesota’s health exchange.
Working within these communities specifically will help target and support hard to reach, vulnerable, underserved and underinsured populations. Minnesota AIDS Project has deep roots in these communities and a long history of working with partners to serve people with high health disparities. MAP also has a great deal of expertise assisting individuals as they navigate complicated health care programs. “Minnesota AIDS Project is excited to be working with our collaborative partners (Rural AIDS Action Network, OutFront Minnesota, Rainbow Health Initiative and the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition) to provide targeted and culturally competent outreach to these groups of uninsured Minnesotans who have multiple barriers to accessing health care,” said Bill Tiedemann, Executive Director of Minnesota AIDS Project.
Minnesota AIDS Project’s Benefits Counseling program will have In-Person Assisters available after October 1, 2013 at 612-373-2433 to answer questions related to the Affordable Care Act and MNsure (Minnesota’s health exchange), as well as to inform individuals of plan options and assist with enrollment.
MNsure is a one-stop health insurance marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses will be able to get quality health coverage at a fair price. MNsure will empower more than 1 million Minnesotans to compare, choose, and get help finding health care coverage. It will facilitate enrollment in public and private health insurance, determine eligibility for premium tax credits and allow Minnesotans to shop and compare between health care coverage options.
Open enrollment through MNsure begins October 1, 2013 and runs through March 31, 2014. MNsure’s contact center opens September 3, 2013. For more information about MNsure, how it will benefit Minnesota consumers and businesses, and how to provide input visit www.mnsure.org.