Affordable Care Act for Libraries

INSPIRE Health Databases

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Edition
Access to more than 100 full text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences and the health care system.

Health Business FullTEXT
Full text coverage of nearly 130 well-known administrative journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare, and many others.

Health Source:
Consumer Edition

Rich collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide. This resource provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health, government agencies and health-related organizations.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

News and Current Healthcare Events for Libraries!

Financial Literacy: Individuals will need financial literacy skills in order to make the best healthcare choice for themselves and their family. Please visit ISL's slideshare page for presentation ideas on financial literacy from ISL and the Indiana Secretary of State.

Healthcare marketplace website: Indiana consumers will be using the federal marketplace to sign up for health insurance. Visit today!

Order print materials from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)! CMS has an online ordering system for print materials. Libraries are welcome to request these print materials from CMS, however, it is important to note that quantities are limited and stock is constantly changing. You will need to create an account to be able to view and order materials. Once you have an account, search on the keyword "marketplace" to see the available publications.

Official publications and forms are available now! Official applications and customizable flyers are now available on CMS Publications website.

Find Indiana-certified Navigators and Contact Info! Visit the State of Indiana Healthcare website and click on Find a Navigator to find certified Navigators in your area!

Training Resources for Libraries

WebJunction Indiana: The Indiana State Library is a WebJunction partner so all library professionals in the state have access to the webinars WebJunction has facilitated on ACA. The eHealth page on WebJunction has several archived ACA webinars which are free and very helpful resources to start getting prepared for assisting patrons with the health insurance marketplace.

Archived Webinars

Live Workshops by Request: ISL Regional Coordinators will also be offering several new workshops out in the field by request. Please contact your regional coordinator to request any of the workshops listed here:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Training (CMS)

  • There are many training resources on the CMS website for professionals assisting people with navigating the healthcare marketplace.

Partnerships in Indiana for Libraries

State of Indiana Healthcare Resource website: Visit website

Indiana Dept. of Insurance: Navigator certification program

  • Find Indiana-certified Navigators:
  • By county, sponsored by CMS, libraries can enter their geographic location to identify local ACA consumer assistance destinations in their area.

US Department of Health and Human Services: List of centers in Indiana

Is Your Business Ready for ACA? We Can Help

Federal ACA Navigator Organizations in Indiana

Note: Federal Navigators must be certified in the State of Indiana and should therefore appear in the complete list of certified Navigators.

Questions about the resources listed on this website? Contact the Indiana State Library, 1-800-451-6028, Chat or Email.

Questions about the Healthcare Marketplace? Contact the Healthcare marketplace by phone, chat or social media.

Updated 1-29-2015