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Join Us January 26 for Medicaid Advocacy 101 Part IV: Exploring New Collaborations & Partnerships

January 26, 2017; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online.

Cost: This webinar is free for NCIL members! Registration for non-members is $25.00.

Registration is limited to 95 spots. Sign up today!

Coalition building and collaborations remain a strong part of the policy and reform process; however, some of the strongest opportunities for advancement and innovation come from cross-sector partnerships. Join us as we examine how policy advocates, CILs, community organizations and health plans can work together to improve the systems serving individuals with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear about innovative partnerships developed to improve systems for individuals served by Medicaid programs
  • Identify strategies for building partnerships and pilots locally


  • Shari Coatney, Southeast Kansas Independent Living Resource Center
  • Krista Hayes, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas

Medicaid Advocacy 101 Series

Exploring New Collaborations & Partnerships is the fourth in a four part webinar series designed for emerging leaders in Medicaid advocacy. We will look at the foundational elements of the Medicaid program and how states adjust and differ in their programmatic design. Presenters will include individuals with State, Federal, Health Plan and CIL experience. Participants will be enhance their ability to shape the Medicaid environment in their state by deepening their understanding of the Medicaid program, emerging policy, avenues for influence and opportunities for collaboration. This webinar series is offered through a joint project between National Council on Independent Living and United Healthcare.

Intended Audience: Emerging leaders in Medicaid policy, self-advocates, students and anyone interested in learning more about Medicaid policy

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