RIC Event: Building Partnerships: Health Plans and Community-based Organizations

Event Start Date: April 04, 2018 - 6:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: April 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT



This webinar is available as podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes.


This webinar explores the benefits of partnerships between health plans and community-based organizations to establish a network with local leadership and support community integration for persons with disabilities. Social determinants of health – such as affordable and accessible housing, transportation, nutritional adequacy, and social and familial supports – may impact participant health outcomes and create challenges for providers and health plans. Partnerships built on bringing together the competencies and knowledge of medical providers and community-based organizations assist with both the transitional needs of participants as well as longer-term support for success in the community. This webinar highlights how one Center for Independent Living has created such a partnership program in Southern Colorado, with services to engage participants and improve their integration in the local community.

Featured Speakers:

  • Chris Duff, Disability Practice and Policy Consultant
  • Lori Peterson, Collaborative Consulting
  • Patricia Yeager, Executive Director, The Independence Center
  • Paul Castro, Former CEO, Jewish Family Service of LA

Intended Audience:

This series is intended for providers and health care professionals, front-line staff with health plans and provider practices, and other stakeholders interested in improving their ability to meet the needs of adults with functional limitations.


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