Early Findings from the CHRIL

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Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)

About the Training

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) presented this training on early findings from the first year of their research on the Affordable Care Act and people with disabilities on September 27, 2016.

The three components of the training are:

First, Gil Gimm answers key research questions about Access to Preventive Services for Working-Age Adults with Mobility Limitations. Dr. Gimm is an associate professor at George Mason University and a co-investigator of the CHRIL. He worked for 5-years at Mathematica Policy Research, the top-funded research group in federal disability policy, including as the project director for the evaluations of the Medicaid Buy-In Program and the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment.

Next, Elizabeth Wood shares what the CHRIL has discovered about Acute, Chronic, and Current Uninsurance Among Adults with Disabilities Before and After the ACA. Ms. Wood is a research scientist at Washington State University and a research associate with the CHRIL.

Finally, Jean Hall presents important national findings about Medicaid Expansion, Access to Care, and Employment for People with Disabilities. Dr. Hall is a research professor and director of the Institute for Health and Disability Policy at the University of Kansas, as well as a co-investigator of the CHRIL. The moderator for the webinar is Richard Petty, Director of the National Center for Aging and Disability.

Target Audience

CIL executive directors, program managers, and IL services and advocacy staff.

PowerPoint Presentation and Transcript of the Program

Other Training and Publications on Health and Wellness

This training is sponsored by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL). Visit the CHRIL website at https://www.chril.org. THE CHRIL is led by Washington State University with partners at the University of Kansas, George Mason University and ILRU.