Improving Outcomes for People with Disabilities 2023

Health Care Professional Virtual Roundtables

March - November 2023


Social determinants of health (SDOH) are nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes, well-being and quality of life. Examples include education, employment, housing, and transportation. People with disabilities experience significant inequities in these key drivers of health and health care disparities as a result. Join the Ohio Association of Health Plans, OCALI and an amazing lineup of speakers as we discuss SDOH, practice implications and opportunities, and Ohio resources.


Building on the foundation established in Improving Outcomes 2022, this series provides attendees the opportunity to hear from and engage with national experts and local leaders and deepen their understanding of people with disabilities as a focus of population health. The one-hour roundtables include lived experience, didactic presentation, and opportunity for interaction. Each session is designed to both challenge your thinking and change your practice, providing you with tools and resources you can use immediately. Special attention will be paid to topics such as intersectionality and equity.

March 28, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

“State of the State”: People with Disabilities in Ohio

April 25, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Ohio’s “Next Gen” Medicaid, People with Disabilities, and SDOH

May 23, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Health Care Access & Quality: Mental Health

June 27, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Health Care Access & Quality: Sexual and Reproductive Health

(Postponed) July 18, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Neighborhood & Built Environment: Accessible Housing & Transportation

August 22, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Education Access & Quality: School Experiences, Outcomes, and Resources

September 19, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Economic Stability: Poverty & Food Insecurity

October 24, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Economic Stability: Employment

November 28, 2023 | 12PM—1PM EST

Social & Community Context: Family Caregivers


  • Over 2 million adults in Ohio have a disability. These adults are more likely to have depression, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and to smoke.
  • Adults with developmental disabilities have significantly higher rates of all unmet care needs (dental, vision, and mental health) than the general population.
  • Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to experience disability than other groups. In Ohio, nearly one-third of African Americans and 40% of Hispanics have a disability.
  • Almost 70% of Ohio’s Hispanic population with disabilities report having fair or poor health – compared to 7% of Ohio’s white, non-disabled population.


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!




Ohio Association of Health Plans
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 701
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-4662


470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 410-0321