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Women with Disabilities: Assessing Preventive Health Services

Mon, 29 Apr, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Mon, 29 Apr, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The series of 4 web casts is funded by the Office on Women’s Health, the UPMC Health Plan and Magee-Womens Hospital. The programs will originate from the auditorium at Magee-Womens Hospital.

The purpose of the series of web casts is to:

Promote sensitivity and awareness toward issues that woman with disabilities face in dealing with the health care system; and educate providers, women with disabilities, caregivers and advocacy groups of available services and resources.

Women with disabilities are encouraged to attend this presentation where the roles of healthcare providers, the health system, and community agencies in assuring that women with disabilities receive preventive and evidence-based care will be discussed.  The advocacy role and the needs of women with disabilities will be shared as they speak-up about informing and sensitizing the medical community and encourage other women to access woman centered preventive health services. Kristy Trautmann from the FISA Foundation will moderate this web cast. Magee’s Stephen Corey will discuss the role of the physician in advocating and partnering in women centered care. Participants on the resource and advocacy panels include Mary Duranti, UPMC Disabilities Resource Center; Rosemary Cooper representing the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology,  Lucy Spruill, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy; and Judy Barricella from the Allegheny County, Disability Connections. Women who will share their experiences of making the health care system work for them include Shirley Abriola from the UPMC Disabilities Resources Center and Erika Kaufmann from the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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