Improving Outcomes for People with Disabilities 2022

Health Care Professional Virtual Roundtables

February - November 2022


People with disabilities experience consistent barriers to clinical care, preventative services and good health. Join the Ohio Association of Health Plans, OCALI and an amazing lineup of speakers to build your confidence, skill and ability to improve access and outcomes for people with disabilities.


The Core Competencies in Health Care Education for People with Disabilities serve as a foundation for this 10-part series. Each session provides attendees the opportunity to hear from and engage with leaders from a variety of disciplines. The one-hour roundtables include lived experience, didactic presentation, and opportunity for interaction.

February 8, 2022

Core Competencies on Disability: Guiding Principles & Values with Susan Havercamp, PhD.

March 8, 2022

Core Competency #1: Conceptual and Contextual Frameworks on Disability with Kara Ayers, PhD.

April 12, 2022

Core Competency #2: Professionalism and Patient-Centered Care Panel

May 10, 2022

Core Competency #3: Legal & Ethical Obligations and Responsibilities in Caring for Patients with Disabilities with Dr. James Duffee, MD and Christopher Camboni, Esq.

June 14, 2022

Core Competency #4: Teams and Systems-Based Practice with Dr. Corey Keeton, MD.

July 12, 2022

Deeper Dive: Teams, Systems, and Care Coordination with Drs. Christopher Hanks and Heather Saha, MD and Polly Irwin, RN.

August 9, 2022

Core Competency #5: Clinical Assessment with Dr. Garey Nortiz, MD.

October 11, 2022

Deeper Dive: Lifespan - Intervening Early with Dr. Laura Sorg, MD.

November 8, 2022

Deeper Dive: Lifespan - Transitions with Drs. Carl V. Tyler MD, MSc and Laurie Glader, MD.


  • Only 50% of children who should receive an initial or periodic development screening do.
  • Rates of emergency department utilization are 2-3 times higher for children with special health care needs.
  • Adults with disabilities are more likely to be inactive, have high blood pressure, smoke, and be obese than their non-disabled peers.
  • Nearly 75% of all Medicaid expenditures are related to disability.


Kara Ayers

Kara Ayers, PhD

University of Cincinnati University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Christopher Camboni, Esq

Disability Rights Ohio

Dr. James Duffee

Dr. James Duffee, MD, MPH, FAAP

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Dr. Laurie Glader

Dr. Laurie Glader, MD

Section Chief, Division of Complex Health Care and Medical Director, Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr. Christopher Hanks

Dr. Christopher Hanks, MD

Center for Autism Services and Transition, OSU Wexner Medical Center

Susan Havercamp

Susan Havercamp, PhD

Nisonger Center, OSU Wexner Medical Center

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Polly Irwin, RN

Center for Autism Services and Transition, OSU Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Corey A. Keeton

Dr. Corey A. Keeton, MD

Family Medicine & Psychiatry, UC Health

Dr. Garey Noritz

Dr. Garey Noritz, MD

Division Chief, Complex Health Care Program, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr. Heather Saha

Dr. Heather Saha, MD

Center for Autism Services and Transition, OSU Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Laura Sorg

Dr. Laura Sorg, MD

Medical Director, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Carl V. Tyler

Dr. Carl V. Tyler, MD, MSc

Director of Developmental Disabilities- Practice-Based Research Network, Cleveland Clinic


Kelly O'Reilly, Esq

President & CEO
Ohio Association of Health Plans

Teresa Kobelt, MSW, LSW

Director, Office of Policy

The Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP) is a statewide association dedicated to working with legislators, providers, nonprofits and other partners to improve the health of Ohioans through access to quality, affordable care.

OCALI is an Ohio-based organization and recognized global leader in creating and connecting resources and relationships to ensure people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives.

Continuing Education Units

CEU applications are currently being submitted for the Improving Outcomes series. Approved agencies and hours will be listed on a rolling-basis as they become available. Please continue to check the CEU page for updates.

We appreciate your patience as we process the necessary requirements.

Registration Required!




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