Homelessness and Disability

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – Topic Call

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Panel:

Lisa Kodmur, Senior Consultant (with Pacific Health Consulting Group)

Lisa Kodmur is a healthcare consultant specializing in improving healthcare systems for seniors and people with disabilities. She works with Pacific Health Consulting Group on several projects for Medi-Cal health plans, focused on redesigning delivery systems and the integration of long-term services and supports, home- and community-based services, medical care and behavioral health care. She is also working on supportive housing issues for people with mental illness and other disabilities, most recently with the L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Previously Lisa supported the implementation of New York State’s Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program for Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City) and helped develop provider outreach and education strategies for California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (dual-eligible health-plan pilot).

For eight years Lisa was the Director of Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities at L.A. Care Health Plan, helping L.A. Care serve more than 160,000 older adults and people with disabilities on Medi-Cal. She worked on internal operations as well as developing external relationships with consumer and advocacy groups, not-for-profits and key providers. 

Lisa has also worked with the Saban Free Clinic, and ran the member services department at Community Medical Alliance, a Medicaid HMO in Boston for people with disabilities and people with HIV/AIDS. 

Lisa has volunteered for the last 18 years with a social program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Lisa has a Master’s of Public Health from Boston University. 

Topic:

: Homelessness and disability, RoomKey to HomeKey, COVID-19, cooling and warming centers, personal assistance, IHSS and homelessness, IHSS and COVID, maximizing Medi-Cal to support seniors and people with disabilities at risk of homelessness, situational awareness, what’s working, where are we, future planning?

 –          How can we be effective in ensuring physical, equipment, programmatic, and communication access (during pre and post COVID times)

–          cooling and warming centers, personal assistance, IHSS and personal assistance, COVID, where are we?


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