Policy and Information

National Council on Disability: The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities 

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports 

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities 

It Takes More Than Ramps do Solve the Crisis of Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Joint Statement of American Association on Itellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and The Arc on Health, Mental Health, Vision, and Dental Care

Access to Dental Care for People with Disabilities: A Report to Pennsylvania Legislators

Access to Healthcare for Women & Girls with Disabilities: A Report to Pennsylvania’s Legislators

Advancing Oral Health Care – Complete Report

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.

As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the US Access Board is currently developing standards for accessible medical diagnostic equipment (tables/screening tools).

HHS/Civil Rights: Disability Resources for Effective Communication (Office of Civil Rights and other federal and organizational resources.

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