Disability Programs

Since 1996, IEHP has been a leader in accessible healthcare; over 60,000 seniors and people with disabilities have chosen IEHP as their managed care plan. To improve access, communication, and health services for these members, IEHP established a Disability Program.

Members with a chronic illness, behavioral health issue, or physical disability can access many program services including, but not limited to: coordination of care, sign language interpreters, Wellness Programs, and material in alternative formats. Community involvement is also an important feature of the program. IEHP attends disability-related events, presentations, health fairs, and sponsors the Disability Sports Festival and the Rolling Bears wheelchair basketball team. For employees, IEHP fosters training and education, to build cultural competency and awareness of the disability community.

This innovative program has also been instrumental in connecting regional organizations that serve seniors and people with disabilities. In 2006, IEHP participated in the planning and development of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC). This cross-disability collaborative, launched as a networking tool and honored by Disabilities Rights California (DRC), has built a strong local voice to promote equal opportunity and universal access for seniors and people with disabilities.

As a result of the actions and leadership of the Disability Program, IEHP has received several distinctions and awards, including: