Building Partnerships: Health Plans and Community-based Organizations

You can view the webinar recording below to receive continuing education credit. Supporting documents such as webinar slides, transcript, and additional resources are available to download by scrolling to the attachments section below.


This webinar is available as podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

Accreditation - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CMS complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CMS is authorized to offer 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for this activity.

After viewing the recording, please visit to access the post-test. More information can be found in the Continuing Education Credit Guide.

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