Emergency Planning and Response Roles for Health Plans Serving People with Disabilities

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Topic Session

Health plans, more than any other service system, touch most people with disabilities. When health plans embed emergency practices, the speed at which they activate their response can correlate with optimizing resources, life-saving, and life-sustaining outcomes. But health plans are not always a part of community partnerships’ planning, response, and recovery.

Hear about:
– advocacy strategies to strengthen health plans’ engagement in protecting narrower margins of resilience, health, safety, and independence of members before, during, and after emergencies
– contracting opportunities for independent living centers and other community organizations