Amerigroup’s national advisory board launches Toolkit
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 14, 2012—Amerigroup Corporation’s National Advisory Board (NAB) has launched a new, innovative toolkit. Consisting of 38 different resources, the collection of tools is designed to inform legislators, advocates and consumers on how to apply independent living philosophies to health care. The toolkit, “Managed Care: Doing It Right; Applying the Independent Living Philosophy,” is an advancement of the NAB’s 2009 report “Declaration for Independence: A Call to Transform Health and Long-Term Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities” (download) and is built upon the NAB’s “Six Principles to Modernize the Health Infrastructure.”
“These tools will empower individuals to make a difference in securing the future of independent living,” said Amerigroup Chairman and CEO James G. Carlson. "I appreciate the leadership of the National Advisory Board in promoting greater accessibility to services and supports for seniors and people with disabilities.”
Recently celebrating its fifth anniversary, the NAB is a distinguished group of advocates and experts in the fields of disability and aging. The resources cover a wide range of information regarding legislation, methodology and policy recommendations on how Medicaid and Medicare members may live healthier and more independent lives. “We are hopeful this resource will encourage and inform individuals to influence public policy as it relates to health care and services,” according to Lex Frieden, convener of the NAB. “Our goal is to initiate change in this nation, so individuals will be able to live not only independently, but actively in their communities.” For more information visit www.amerigroup.com.