August Recess Letter Writing Opportunity

Community Catalyst, a co-grantee in MVHCA's Community Voices for Change grant has organized a letter to the editor contest called "August Recess Challenge." MVHCA has been invited to participate in the contest. We are encouraged to write op-eds and letters to the editor between now and September 5.


Ideas for topics include:

  • Helping consumers understand their insurance coverage through consumer assistance (health insurance literacy).

  • Personal stories about consumers benefiting from the ACA, e.g. getting covered, receiving prevention benefits, finding a Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate in your mailbox, finally affording quality coverage.

  • Educating our communities about the importance of Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Entries will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Variety of issues covered.

  • Variety of messengers (Navigators and assisters, consumers, etc.).

  • Range of outlets - from traditional to online.

  • Geographic reach.

  • Use of social media to promote published letters.

  • Number of letters placed.

When you submit your letter, please report it to  this website so we can track and promote the letters on social media.

For more information and ideas, contact us and we can help.

Thank you for participating. Your letters and personal stories are a great way to reach out to the larger community.