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Partners Health Plan Presents: Leadership Speaking Engagements at the NY Alliance Annual Conference

On April 19, Karleen Haines, Chief of Member Relations and Advocacy with PHP member, Ackeem Duggan, presented, “Inclusion Benefits All: An Employment Journey," at the NY Alliance Annual Conference. An inspiring employment journey of an individual to achieve independence and community involvement and how advocacy paved his bright future of employment and other neurodiverse individuals in the country and in New York.

Recruiting, hiring, and maintaining a workforce inclusive for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) form the bedrock of this presentation. 

Ackeem works for the New York City Police Department as the Director of Community Affairs Bureau. LEARN MORE about Ackeem's employment story.

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Partners Health Plan is a managed care plan that contracts with Medicare and the New York State Department of Health (Medicaid) to provide benefits to Participants through the Fully Integrated Duals Advantage for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FIDA-IDD) Demonstration.


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