Community REACH Initiative (Regional Enhancement Approaches to Combating HIV)

The Community REACH Initiative is an Affordable Care Act (ACA) education and enrollment initiative focused on African Americans in the Jackson, MS MSA and surrounding counties.  The project was established to educate and enroll uninsured and underinsured African Americans in the Jackson, MS area and surrounding counties (Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Copiah, Simpson, Yazoo, Leake, Scott, and Smith) about the Health Insurance Marketplace and establishing or increasing their healthcare coverage.

Project Goal: To increase awareness of the Affordable Care Act and to enroll minority populations, within the Jackson, MS MSA and surrounding rural counties, in affordable healthcare insurance.

Services Include:

  • To provide education on the Affordable Care Act
  •  To assist individuals in the eligibility and enrollment  applications necessary for obtaining Marketplace Health Insurance

Funding Source:

This project is funded by the Office of Minority Health the Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative (PICCI).

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Community REACH Project Staff:

Training Program Manager:

 Antwan Nicholson, MA
601-898-0000 Ext. 107
Project Coordinator:

T’Juan Rucker, MBA
601-898-0000 Ext. 101

Training Outreach Specialists:

Krystal Phillips, MPA
601-898-0000, ext. 122

Jennifer White, BS
601-898-0000, ext. 121