Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Communications Solutions for Populations Living with Disabilities

Mountain States RHEC Health Equity Webinar: Accessible Communications

Mountain States RHEC Health Equity Webinar: Accessible Communications

  DATE: May 16, 2018

TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Karl Cooper, JD, Director of Public Health Programs, American Association on Health and Disability

Ian Shipps, Esq., Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Health and Human Services
Rachel Tanenhaus, ADA Coordinator/Executive Director, Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD)
Meg Ann Traci, PhD, and Helen Russette, University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
Allison Hoit Tubbs, Project Coordinator, National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

This webinar will outline cross-cutting strategies that can support more inclusive and accessible approaches to implementing Healthy Communications and Health Information Technology (HCHIT). Presenters will share ways to engage the disability community to meet the needs and preferences of people living with disabilities, and they will provide an overview of progress on related objectives among people with disabilities. They also will provide an overview of tools supporting civil rights of persons with disabilities that can be used to further HCHIT goals and objectives. Attendees will be able to:

Access Information on HP2020 HCHIT Goal and Objectives;

  1. Describe health disparities experienced by people with disabilities;
  2. List different types of disabilities a person may have and how the experience of different disabilities has led to the development of different health communication solutions;
  3. Explain how health communications and HIT can address these disparities;
  4. List federal laws that protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities;
  5. Recall how to find websites on federal laws and how they apply to health communications work;
  6. Employ several strategies to include persons with disabilities in the planning and implementation of health communications and HIT activities; and
  7. Describe examples of how inclusion of persons with disabilities in health communications improves outcomes for a broader population.

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