IDEAL RRTC Disability Webinar Series: Reimagining Primary Health Care for Individuals with Disabilities

Date

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Time

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location

https://bit.ly/3D3gwHB

Description

Nearly 1 in 4 individuals report a disability, yet current health care is poorly equipped to care for them. Individuals with disabilities report miscommunication, inaccessible health equipment and facilities, reduced awareness and training by health care providers, and low patient satisfaction while struggling with inadequate health literacy. These factors contribute to existing health inequities. Rethinking and redesigning our health care, through the guidance of innovative clinics and programs, is needed to address these inequities and care for these individuals effectively. This webinar will review current models and strategies that could be widely adopted in health care. These steps can make health care more inclusive and equitable.

The webinar is free and open to the public. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services will be available to provide live closed captions.

Please register at https://bit.ly/3D3gwHB to receive the Zoom link for the webinar.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Register for CME credit by going to https://ww2.highmarksce.com/micme/activity/202212022C

Presenter:

Michael McKee, M.D., M.P.H., is a family physician with clinical and research expertise in disability health. As a physician with a hearing loss, he is especially interested in advocating for the rights of those with disabilities to obtain equitable health care, including accessible communication. His research focus includes health disparities for individuals with various disabilities, health information accessibility, health literacy, and telemedicine applications.

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