What: [Health]: Immigrant Health Care Rights: the impact of the public charge rule and access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic
When: Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Where: via Zoom Webinar (The webinar link will be provided to registrants the week of the training).
Fee: This webinar is free to attend. No CEUs will be provided.
Accessibility: You can request ASL Interpretation and/or Closed Captioning for other trainings through the registration form. We will do our best to schedule accommodations/ access needs that are requested by October 26th. Those requests made after the 26th cannot be guaranteed. .
Facilitated By: Maria R. Gonzalez Albuixech, Director of Communications and Immigrant Health, Health Care for All Massachusetts
This session will go over the challenges and opportunities immigrants in Massachusetts face to access the health coverage and health care services they need, with a focus on the impact of the changes to the public charge rule, and will include important information about immigrant eligibility for programs, and resources for immigrant communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, facilitator will discuss options for undocumented immigrants.
María Rosario González Albuixech – Director, Communications and Immigrant Health, Health Care For All
A native of Spain, María Rosario González Albuixech earned Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and German studies at the University of Valencia, Spain and Bremen University, Germany. She also holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain. During her time in the Spanish capital, she worked as the editor of publications specialized in fashion and industrial products. In 2004, and following her passion, she moved to the United States to complete a master's degree in Political Science and International Relations at Suffolk University in Boston. After graduation, she was hired as the associate editor for “El Mundo” newspaper, and in 2006 joined Noticias Univision Nueva Inglaterra as an on-air personality, where she held positions as news reporter, news anchor and news producer. After almost a decade working in media outlets, María transitioned into communications, marketing and public relations roles, first as the Community Education Manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and later at Health Care For All (HCFA). Since she joined HCFA back in 2012, she has supervised communications activities as well as outreach, enrollment, and community organizing, and has held positions as Director of Communications and Marketing, Director of Strategy and Communications, and she is currently the Director of Communications and Immigrant Health. Maria speaks English, Spanish, German, Valenciano (Catalan) and some Portuguese and lives in Walpole, MA with her husband Jake and their six–year-old son Nathan.
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