RIC Event: Emergency Preparedness Planning for Persons with Disabilities Webinar

Event Start Date: August 24, 2022 - 2:30 PM EDT
Event End Date: August 24, 2022 - 4:00 PM EDT



During emergencies and natural disasters, health plans play a critical role in addressing and protecting their members’ health, safety, and independence. For persons with disabilities and their caregivers, it is crucial for health plans to consider individual circumstances and needs in order to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters. This webinar will provide information on creating and strengthening emergency practices embedded in individualized care plans and health plan processes. Enhanced emergency practices will assist members and their caregivers in navigating emergencies and natural disasters.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand populations and identify persons with access and functional needs (AFN) that may include individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, limited access to transportation and financial resources, older adults and others deemed at-risk.
  2. Identify the role of care management and care coordination in including emergency preparedness planning in member care plans, including identifying members at high risk during emergencies.
  3. Identify steps health plans can take to prepare members and their caregivers for emergencies and natural disasters.
  4. Understand the benefits of emergency preparedness for dually eligible individuals.

Featured Speakers:

  • June Isaacson Kailes, Consultant, World Institute on Disability
  • Sarah Fitzwater and Samantha Bartz, iCircle (New York)
  • Stephanie Rasmussen, Sunflower Health (Kansas)
  • Christina Mills and Merrill Friedman, Elevance Health

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for providers, health plans, and health care organizations interested in creating or bolstering their emergency preparedness processes for individuals with disabilities.

Registration Information:

After clicking the registration link hosted on https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com and completing the registration form, you will receive an email from do_not_reply@on24event.com containing event log-on information. The email also contains an attachment that, when opened, will save the event log-on information to an Outlook calendar. Check your junk email folder if you don’t promptly see an event log-on email in your Inbox.

Viewing the Event:

On the day of the live event, please use the web link to join the webinar. You can access the platform using a computer, smart phone, or tablet. The audio portion of the presentation will automatically stream through your computer/device speakers. Please make sure that the volume on your speakers is turned up. Phone dial-in information will also be available during the live event if you are unable to listen to the audio through the computer/device speakers.

For individuals that will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email us at RIC@lewin.com to request dial-in information.

If you experience difficulty logging in or for any reason are unable to attend, note that the event recording will be available to view “On-Demand” approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the event. You can access the “On-Demand” recording at any time by clicking the registration link.

If you have questions for presenters ahead of the live event, please submit those through the registration form. If you have any questions after viewing the live or “On-Demand” event, please email us at RIC@lewin.com.