1. Over the last 10 years, consequential reforms in Medicare Advantage (MA) policy have shifted the program towards increased preventive health practices that enhance quality of life and quality of care outcomes. These transformations present new opportunities for community-based organizations to explore partnerships that serve health plan enrollees and support sustainability of services like evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued several MA Call Letters that include instructions for reformation of Supplemental Benefit policies. These changes may provide greater opportunities for community-based organizations to engage with MA Plans to deliver services such as evidence-based programs, transportation, caregiver support, nutrition services, and more.

    Listen to the last session of our 3-part learning series on the fundamentals of Medicare Advantage to refresh information shared in previous sessions, offer feedback from the MA plan perspective, and emphasize community-based organization’s readiness to engage with MA plans for Supplemental Benefits services.

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  2. This webinar provides an overview of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) grant initiative for new 2019 grantees. ACL provides an overview of CDSME grants, including PPHF 2019 grant goals, reporting requirements, and components of a sustainable network. NCOA highlights the training and targeted technical assistance available throughout the project period and shares information about data collection, grantee resources, and other helpful tools and resources.

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  3. Older adults may face unique challenges that impact their behavioral health as they age, including significant life changes, loss of loved ones, and economic insecurity, among others. Implementing intentional peer support programs in health care or community-based settings is one strategy to empower older adults to manage stress, life events, and difficult emotions. This webinar provides information on three peer support programs implemented across the U.S— the Certified Older Adult Peer Specialists, the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, and the Veterans Health Administration Peer Support Services. Speakers discuss the specialized needs of older adults seeking mental health treatment, the importance of peer support implementation from the national to local levels, and how you might use peer support in your community.

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  4. Community-based organizations are increasingly banding together to develop collaborative community-integrated networks to support older adults’ ability to live independently in their communities and develop health care contracts to improve service delivery. This webinar focuses on the building blocks of community-integrated networks and critical steps in developing an effective hub, including conducting an environmental scan, evaluating organizational culture, and formalizing partnership roles and responsibilities. Details about the 2019-20 Network Development Learning Collaborative are shared.

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  5. This webinar focuses on general perspectives of cultural humility in health and social services, and ways to effectively engage with clients in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner. We also explore a couple of communication frameworks that can be used to help overcome communication and cultural barriers to successfully accomplish client engagement and education.

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