Author: Hannah Newton

Medicaid to Cover Hearing Aids

The Washington State Legislature passed ESSB 5179, which requires Apple Health (Medicaid) to cover hearing instruments (hearing aids) when medically necessary. Under the legislation, clients 21 and older who meet specific hearing loss criteria may be eligible for the following:…

Thanksgiving Meal Programs On a Map

King County 211 has been collecting information about Thanksgiving Meals happening around the county, and we have loaded that information into a map for easier viewing: Thanksgiving Meals 2018 Click on the site icons for additional information about the meal…

Resource for Affordable Housing Developers

The Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program and the Corporation for Supportive Housing published a new resource last month to introduce FCS services to affordable housing developers. One of the primary barriers to building new, brick-and-mortar, Permanent Supportive Housing is a…

Seattle Public Library Offers Free Telephone Service

Repost from http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2018/10/seattle-public-library-offers-free-telephone-service/ Seattle’s Downtown Library is offering a new service for the phone-less, charger-less, or coin-less – free public telephones. These new, free telephones replace the pay phones previously offered by the library. “As mobile phones have become more…

Mobility for All Summits & Survey

King County Mobility Coalition wants to hear from older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers about the barriers they face in access and learning about transportation. The coalition is coordinating community conversations about the challenges older adults, people with…

Changes Coming to Washington Apple Health

Apple Health (Medicaid) is shifting to whole-person care. Apple Health managed care plans will start to cover behavioral health treatment services (mental health and substance use disorder treatment), along with physical health services. With whole-person care, coverage for behavioral health…