Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In observance of National Women’s Health Week, we invite you to join our webinar to learn about strategies providers and health plans can employ to meet the health and safety needs of dually eligible women with disability.

Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid with disability are more likely to report that they were unable to get necessary medical care, tests, or treatments compared to those without disability.[1] Women with disability experience a myriad of barriers in accessing preventive health care services, which may adversely impact their overall health and exacerbate health disparities.[2] Barriers to care include physical and structural obstacles, such as inaccessible facilities and limited transportation options to access services; communication challenges; provider bias, including lack of awareness among providers; and financial and systemic barriers.[3] As a result, women with disability have lower preventive care screening rates as compared to women without disability, which can delay detection and adequate treatment of health concerns.[4]

This webinar explores the challenges and barriers that women with disability face in accessing screenings and health services, and highlights promising practices providers and health plans can employ to achieve better integrated, person-centered care. The webinar will also address increased challenges to accessing preventive health care during the time of the COVID-19 public health emergency. By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the challenges and barriers to accessing health care that women with disability face, including attitudinal biases, physical access barriers, communication challenges, stigma, and unmet social needs
  • Identify how providers, care teams, and non-clinical staff can employ integrated and person-centered approaches to support women with disability in receiving care that meets their needs and preferences
  • Describe how health plans and providers can support women with disability by improving communication and physical accessibility

Featured Speakers:

  • Monika Mitra, PhD, Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University
  • John Harris, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
  • Sarah Triano, Director, Policy and Innovation, Complex Care, Centene Corporation
  • Amy Shannon, Consumer

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including health plan leaders, primary care providers, social workers, care coordinators, case managers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible women with disability.

[1] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2019). How Does Disability Affect Access to Health Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries? Retrieved from

[2] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013). Access to Preventive Healthcare Services for Women with Disabilities. Retrieved from

[3] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013).

[4] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013).

Continuing Education (CE) Credit Information:


  • This program, presented by The Lewin Group, is approved by the National Association of Social Workers.
  • The Lewin Group is the host and provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours for this webinar. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number: CEP17565), for one contact hour.

CE Credit

  • Continuing Nursing Education – This event is approved for one contact hour. Nursing courses are accepted by the nursing boards in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Attending this webinar and receiving Contact Hours is free; as such, attendees will not need to seek a refund in the case of non-attendance or cancelation.
  • National Association of Social Workers – This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval #886791040-5939) for 1 continuing education contact hour.
    • The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes: Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, West Virginia.
    • The following Board does not have Continuing Education Requirements: Puerto Rico.

Individuals are strongly encouraged to check with their specific regulatory boards or other agencies to confirm that courses taken from these accrediting bodies will be accepted by that entity.


  • Webinar participants seeking CE credit should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • A score of at least 80 percent on the post-test must be achieved in order to obtain CEs.
  • Estimated time to participate in the webinar: 1.5 hours including introductory information and interactive Q&A.
  • Participants will be led through the following requirements after signing into and participating in the webinar:
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
    • Complete the pre-test
    • Participate in the webinar
    • Complete the post-test and program evaluation form

Registration Information:

After clicking the registration link hosted on and completing the registration form, you will receive an email from 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 to request dial-in information.

Due to high demand on technical platforms due to COVID-19, it is possible that some users may experience challenges in accessing the live event. 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