Accessible Healthcare for People with Mobility Disabilities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Description

The Illinois Disability and Health Program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, works to promote and maximize health, prevent chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness, and increase quality of life among people with disabilities. One focus of the program is to increase access to health care, especially preventive health care screenings, for people with disabilities. To address this need, the program developed a training Webinar for Healthcare Facilities. This Webinar will provide information including:

  • Findings from a survey of 160 primary healthcare facilities in Illinois
  • Responsibility of providers under the ADA in providing access to care for people with disabilities
  • Expectations of people with disabilities
  • Disability etiquette;
  • Resources for interacting effectively with patients with disabilities
  • An example of how one clinic provides accessible care to patients of all abilities.

This Webinar was funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Disability and Health Program, through cooperative agreement 5U59DD000938-03 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multimedia Archives

Note: Captioning will only be available on the Blackboard Collaborate Formated version of the presentation available in the Blackboard Webinar Archives link. Captions are not available in the MP4 version of the presentation.

Speakers:

Andrés Gallegos Esq., Robbins, Salomon and Patt, Ltd.

Judy Panko Reis Healthcare Policy Analyst, Access Living