RIC Event: Hard-To-Reach Populations: Innovative Strategies To Engage Homeless Members

Event Start Date: July 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: July 13, 2016 - 5:30 PM EDT



It can be challenging for a health plan to find isolated, transient or homeless Medicare, Medicaid, or dually eligible members and engage them in their health care. Health plans must develop innovative strategies to locate these members and connect them to the primary and behavioral health care, social services, and long-term services and supports that they may need.

This webinar presents several successful approaches being leveraged by Medicare and Medicaid plans and other providers to engage hard-to-reach populations, with a focus on  members experiencing homelessness, through the creative use of data, stronger community partner relationships, and community outreach staff.

Featured Speakers:

  • Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Jessie Gaeta, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Julie Bluhm, MSW, LICSW, Director, Medical Administration, Hennepin Health
  • Amy Turk, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Downtown Women’s Center
  • Denise Smith, Community Advocate, Downtown Women’s Center
  • Rosa Palacios (Moderator), Consumer Engagement Specialist, Community Catalyst


Webinar Slides