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

Video Recording:



This webinar is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes.


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 provides 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 will be able to:

  1. Understand populations and identify persons with access and functional needs 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.


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