IEHP partners with IEDC to host the 2017 Disabilities Conference

Sep 19, 2017

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) continues to empower people with disabilities to live independently by helping to stage the 2017 Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) Conference, set for Wednesday, September 27 at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center in Rancho Cucamonga, from 10am to 4pm.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, September 19, 2017 — Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) continues to empower people with disabilities to live independently by helping to stage the 2017 Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) Conference, set for Wednesday, September 27 at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center in Rancho Cucamonga, from 10am to 4pm.

The 2017 IEDC Conference features two celebrity guests: singer, songwriter, and world-class guitarist José Feliciano, and the legendary leader and pioneer in the disability community Judith E. Heumann.

The Conference will also present various industry insiders and speakers to train professionals who provide services that impact the lives of thousands of seniors and persons with disabilities (SPDs) living in the Inland Empire. Lecture topics include:

  • Building technical skills based on ADA principles and other disability policy
  • Reconnecting to our Roots: Why advocate for change?
  • Sharing practical techniques that enhance services and bring financial resources to the Inland Empire
  • Revealing how leaders can incorporate change in their organization’s policy and provide efficient services for SPDs

Aiming to better serve people with disabilities, IEHP led the way in the facilitation of the IEDC in 2006. Today, the IEDC has grown to include more than 400 organizations from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties that serve persons with disabilities and seniors. With support from this network, the IEDC brings the Conference to the community, promoting equal opportunity, universal access, and full participation of people with disabilities.

“As an innovative health plan and leader in accessible health care,” said IEHP Chief Executive Officer Dr. Bradley P. Gilbert, “IEHP is extremely proud to participate in 2017 IEDC Conference because it embodies our goal to empower persons with disabilities to live independently.”

For more information about this event, visit www.IEDisabilities.com, or contact Gabriel Uribe at Uribe-g@iehp.org.

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About IEHP
IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, is a not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. With a network of more than 6,000 providers and more than 2,000 employees, IEHP serves more than 1.25 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal or Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare). Through a dynamic partnership with providers, award-winning service and innovative products, IEHP is fully committed to providing members with quality, accessible and wellness based healthcare services. www.iehp.org.

About IEDC
IEDC, Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative, is a non-profit public benefit organization. Launched as a networking tool in 2006, IEDC is powered by a partnership between by Inland Empire Health Plan, Community Access Center, and PossAbilities of Loma Linda University. IEDC brings together more than 1,200 service providers from regional organizations that serve persons with disabilities and seniors. www.iedisabilities.org