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In 2021, Resources for Integrated Care produced a webinar titled Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability. The webinar addressed barriers and solutions to support dually eligible women with disability in accessing person-centered preventive health care. More specifically, the webinar highlighted key issues relevant to the role of provider training, communication, and stigma, as well as accessibility to appropriate equipment and facilities.
This webinar will build off the past webinar and explore innovative solutions and best practices for disability-competent care (DCC) for dually eligible women at midlife and beyond, including addressing menopause and associated conditions. The information provided in this webinar will focus on accessibility, provider awareness and education, health promotion, and strategies for consumers and providers in coordinating health care services and supports for dually eligible women across the life course. By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Identify the unique challenges experienced by dually eligible women living with disability with a particular focus on preventive health and health equity.
- Describe actionable strategies that providers or health plans can use to enhance DCC for women living with disability pre- and post-menopause.
- Discuss approaches that support health promotion for women with disability during and after the menopausal transition.
- Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Research Associate Professor in the the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois Chicago and former President of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities.
- John Harris, MD, MSc is an OB/GYN and health system researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)’s Magee-Womens Hospital and Research Institute. He is the Director of the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Center for Women with Disabilities.
- Claire Abenante, RN, BSN is the Director of the Primary Care and Women’s Health Access Program at Independence Care System.
- Evelyn Castillo is an ICS member, disability activist, facilitator, and crisis responder. She is also a dually eligible woman living with disability and will serve as a panelist during this event.
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including women’s health providers and provider organizations, staff at Medicare-Medicaid Plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, and consumer organizations interested in strategies and best practices for promoting DCC in women’s health.