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Emerging Issues in Healthcare Accessibility - Promoting Barrier Free Healthcare

Wed, 6 Mar, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Wed, 6 Mar, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Organized by Disability Funders Network in collaboration with FISA Foundation, ACHIEVA, UPCM Disability Resource Center

"Through the Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, U.S. Attorneys' offices across the nation partner with the Department's Civil Rights Division to target their enforcement efforts on a critical area for individuals with disabilities. This initiative makes sure that people with disabilities, especially those who are deaf or have hearing loss, have access to medical information provided to them in a manner that is understandable to them.

This telebriefing will cover issues of Barrier Free Health Care with an emphasis on issues that affect the quality of care for patients with disabilities in clinical and outpatient settings.

In this Telebriefing, panelists will address:

•federal policy/legislation and funding

•cultural competence; access and communication issues in the medical environment;

•common myths and stereotypes about disability that interfere with accurate assessment of patients

•barriers to health care delivery


•Kim Hutchinson, President/CEO Disability Funders Network

•Bonnie O'Day, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

•Marian Vessels, Director,TransCen's DBTAC, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center 

•Shona Eakins, Self Advocate

•Nancy Murray, President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, ACHIEVA

•Mary Duranti, Director, Disabilities Resource Center, UPMC

•Kristy Trautman, Executive Director, FISA Foundation

To RSVP: email Kim Hutchinson, DFN President/CEO at: 

We will contact you by email with instructions on how to join the telebriefing before the event.

This telebriefing is open to the philanthropic community, state and federal government, physicians, dentists, nurses, and other medical staff.

Fees: Free
Contact: Kim Hutchinson, DFN President/CEO at:
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