Feb 15

Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Webinar

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This presentation will define a new experimental role known as the Care Integration Specialist and explain how this role functions within a clinical setting, coordinating care across healthcare and community support systems. Preliminary and anecdotal data will be shared showing how this role positively impacts healthcare and quality of life of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Presenter bios:

Nichole Guerra is a Research Coordinator at The Resource Exchange Research Center. She will earn her Doctor of Business Administration in June 2017. Her educational background is in Health Science and Nonprofit Management in the Human Services industry. Mrs. Guerra’s career in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities began in 2005. She has extensive experience in residential and day program settings, case management, and adapted physical activities.

Betty Geer became Research Center Director for The Resource Exchange in Colorado Springs in September 2016. Her background includes more than 30 years cumulative experience in a broad range of fields, including public health research, nursing, graphic design, economic development, and architecture. She holds five degrees from the University of Colorado: Bachelor of Fine Art, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Dr. Geer also completed a Postdoctoral LEND Fellowship at JFK Partners at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She is currently PI for the Care Integration and Quality of Life study, the research portion of the collaborative project entitled Health Coordination for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

RRTCDD and The Arc 2018 Health and Wellness Webinar Series
This webinar is one of six webinars hosted by The Arc and made possible through The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). RRTCDD has made significant contributions to advance research and practice across the lifespan for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. We hope these webinars will give attendees useful information and strategies to improve health and community participation among people with IDD.


Jasmina Sisirak