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Student, Family, and Community Supports News

Posted: June 8, 2016

Free "Launch to Learn" Wellness Fair Event on Saturday, July 30th!

Free health care enrollment event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center.

The Albuquerque Public Schools and the City of Albuquerque are joining together for “Launch to Learn,” a series of wellness fairs at local libraries and community centers.

The second 'Launch to Learn' free event will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center. The Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center is located at 501 Elizabeth St SE (map)

This event will feature on-site Medicaid and Medicare enrollment as well as informative exhibitions on healthy lifestyles.

“This is an unprecedented event to reinvent the summer learning experience for children in the city of Albuquerque,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “Our hope is to have children return to school in the fall healthy, happy, and ready to learn."

Free food, drinks, door prizes and hourly drawings for free BioPark/Zoo "multi-passes" will be available (while supplies last)!

Kris Meurer, executive director of the APS Student, Family and Community Supports Division, said that the district was eager to work with the city to hold these events throughout the summer at locations that are convenient and visited by children and families.

“We have held insurance enrollment events during the school year where families can get information on Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance coverage through New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange,” Meurer said. “Joining with the city gives us the opportunity to continue these events during the summer.”

“On-site insurance enrollment will be offered, as well as certified healthcare guides to provide information and assistance in applying for Medicaid or insurance through New Mexico’s Health Care Insurance Exchange,” said Brian Bolding, who oversees Medicaid enrollment for APS.

Those interested in enrolling for insurance...

Individuals wanting to enroll for insurance should bring: proof of citizenship, tribal enrollment or immigration status, photo ID, proof of residency, income and household size.  In addition, individuals should bring any current insurance coverage information or recent unpaid medical bills.

Many non-citizens may be eligible! Please join us and find out!


For more information, call the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office at 855-5261.