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How to Create a "Citizenship Corner" and Inform Immigrants about Available Health Resources

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 (3:15 PM - 5:15 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Indian Prairie PLD (In Person)

  • Please email Joe Popowitch at if you can attend.

Rachel Brooks, who is an Americorps Fellow working with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and who is assigned to World Relief DuPage, is working to implement a “citizenship corner” in each library. This approach is based on a USCIS initiative from California which has recently been implemented with the City of Chicago libraries. The “citizenship corner” would include a four-hour training for one or more people on staff at each library to be able to better help immigrants going through the citizenship process. Rachel will explain the idea of the citizenship corner and how it has been used at other libraries. She will be available to answer questions. For those libraries interested in participating, the training sessions will be in September.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents the most significant overhaul of the United States health care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The Affordable Care Act is designed to protect consumers, provide new coverage options, and give you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. The meeting will answer the following questions: What are the benefits of the ACA? How does does the ACA affect and not affect immigrants and refugees?

Type:   Meeting

This informational meeting will give librarians enough background information to let them decide if they want to attend the four-hour training session in September.

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

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