Illinois Department of Public Health Disability and Health Program

The State of Illinois received a grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The purpose of the grant is to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities. The Illinois Disability and Health Program will work alongside the other states to increase capacity and action in health promotion, access to health care and emergency preparedness activities for people with disabilities.

A part of this effort includes hosting of education programs that promote knowledge regarding health issues and people with disabilities. This series of training programs will be conducted via webinar and be made available FREE to those interested.

All sessions will be close captioned.

Next Session:Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:00pm CT
Topic : Accessible Healthcare for People with Mobility Disabilities
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

MS,Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
MA, MS, Health Policy Analyst, Access Living Center for Independent Living, Chicago, Illinois
Esq., Robbins, Salomon and Patt, Ltd
DNP, APN/Emily Brigell, RN, MS, Mile Square Health Center, Integrated Health Care West