Building Partnerships: Health Plans and Community-based Organizations

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.

The transcript will be available soon!

Documents to Download:

This guide contains instructions for obtaining continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, as well as activity information including speaker bios and disclosures.

Click here for the Building Partnerships: Health Plans and Community-Based Organizations webinar slides

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:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited to provide continuing education credit by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Continuing Medical Education (CME, AMA PRA Category 1 credit for physicians and non-physicians); click here to read CMS’ Accreditation Statements. CEUs or CMEs will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity.


  • Webinar participants seeking CEU or CME credit should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Estimated time to participate in the webinar: 1 hour including introductory information and interactive Q&A.
  • Participants will be lead through the following requirements to obtain a CEU or CME certificate:
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
    • Participate in the webinar
    • Complete the post-test and program evaluation form
    • A score of at least 80% on the post-test must be achieved in order to obtain CEU or CME credit
Target Population: