Policy and Information
The Goddess Project focuses on advocacy for access to health care for Pennsylvania women and girls with disabilities.
The Arc of the United States recently launched its new HealthMeet™ project, funded through a three year, 1 million dollar cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Through this project, five chapters of The Arc, including ACHIEVA, will have the opportunity to pilot local health screenings and to promote health and wellness activities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including webinars. To find out more about HealthMeet’s services and why it’s needed, please visit http://www.thearc.org/healthmeet-events.
The law says medical providers need to understand the laws that protect people with disabilities from discrimination.
Accessible Offices and Equipment: 20 plus years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and many medical provider offices and the equipment (tables and testing or diagnostic) are still not accessible for people with mobility issues. Here is a guide from the Department of Justice that explains how medical offices can comply with the law.
HHS/Civil Rights: Disability Resources for Effective Communication (Office of Civil Rights and other federal and organizational resources.