DREDF releases new health care advocacy training

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Improving Health Care Access

Improving Health Care Access

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund recently released a new training module to assist other advocacy organizations with improving access to health care and long-term supports for people with disabilities.

The self-directed course covers a range of topics: including the Americans with Disabilities Act’s requirements for managed care organizations and health care facilities, services and programs; health disparities among people with disabilities; and communication, physical and other barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing care. Funding for the program comes from a grant from the federal Administration for Community Living.

In the past year, DREDF has also produced a series of short videos, called “Health Care Stories,” spotlighting challenges faced by people with disabilities in the hospital setting.

The DREDF program is called Improving Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities, and is available online.