HCA seeking community organizations and influencers to serve as Apple Health (Medicaid) ambassadors

Ambassadors work to ensure Apple Health clients have information to maintain health coverage after the end of the COVID public health emergency

OLYMPIA - During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) the Health Care Authority (HCA) extended coverage for all Apple Health (Medicaid) clients. This extension is ending on April 1, 2023, due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.

HCA is resuming normal operations April 1, and is seeking community organizations and influencers to act as volunteer Apple Health ambassadors. Ambassadors will work to ensure that Apple Health clients have the information and resources needed to maintain coverage at the end of the continuous coverage requirement period.

Apple Health ambassadors will:

  • Help the people in their communities understand actions that need to be taken to maintain coverage, including updating contact information and responding to renewal notices.
  • Work with organizations in their communities by sharing tools and messaging to reach clients. For example, ambassadors may spend a few minutes sharing information at a church service, community sports tournament, or school event.

Ambassadors will receive support from HCA through:

  • Remote monthly check-in meeting to ask questions and connect with other Apple Health ambassadors.
  • Having access to HCA-created communications to share with communities, including a social media toolkit with Facebook and Instagram posts.

Who can be an ambassador?

Apple Health ambassadors may include representation from:

  • Providers
  • Managed care plans
  • County offices
  • Community-based organizations
  • Clinics
  • Health care facilities
  • School districts
  • Church communities
  • Advocates
  • State agencies
  • Community leaders

Be part of the Apple Health Ambassador program to help ensure Apple Health recipients have the information and resources they need to maintain coverage. Become an Apple Health Ambassador today.

HCA recently hosted a webinar that describes how to become an Ambassador, and more information can be found at the Apple Health ambassador program webpage.  


Media contact

Kennedy Soileau
Chief communications officer