The Resource and Insurance Navigator Group (RING) was created by a group of undergraduate students at Emory who observed a lack of education about the Affordable Care Act. They decided to create a group that promoted education in the new bill by creating student leaders in universities across Georgia who work to reduce health disparities through volunteer outreach. RING’s volunteers provide one-on-one insurance application assistance, through a new initiative created by the RING leadership team called post-enrollment education. This allows the RING members and volunteers to sit down with a person both before and after enrolling in the health insurance marketplace and talk to them about their plan, what benefits they will receive with their coverage, and answer any questions they may have. Student volunteers are also on the ground helping with enrollment campaign efforts and enrollment events.
In 2015, one of the exec board members of RING made it her mission to address the problem of food deserts. These areas lack basic and convenient access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and grocery stores or farmer’s markets are nowhere to be found. RING has become actively involved with a community garden in Snellville, Georgia – the Project Generation Gap (PGG) Community Garden. The Garden aims to involve local families in the gardening process, educating them on healthy eating habits, gardening, and nutrition initiatives that will allow volunteers to get a hands-on and healthy experience.
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