Information for Health Professionals

For Leaders of Health Promotion Programs

Can the people who need your programs the most, actually use them? Make sure your program is accessible and welcoming to seniors and people with chronic conditions and disabilities. This 15 minute webcast shows you how. Want to take it with you? Use this checklist to evaluate your program and location.

Help your workshop participants learn how to get the most out of their visits with their healthcare providers, using this brief webcast. Works best when opened in Google Chrome.

Learn best practices for the handling of your participants’ personal information:
breeze.mdch.train.org/privacy/

For women’s health providers

Project accessibility USA provides both clinicians and non-clinicians with useful, easy-to-use information about how to work effectively with women with a wide range of disabilities in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Primary Care Providers

View a ten-minute webcast on what primary care providers can do to address barriers to healthcare for people with disabilities here: breeze.mdch.train.org/primarycarepwd/

Click here to request transcripts of this webcast.

Accessibility

This short self assessment will tell you if your practice meets basic access guidelines for people with mobility disabilities, and provides specific steps to take if you need to make changes.

Learn more about healthcare providers' obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Tobacco Cessation

This brochure on tobacco cessation is targeted for people with disabilities and their healthcare providers. It addresses the importance of treating tobacco use in patients with disabilities, and how providers can help. To obtain a supply of these brochures for your office or clinic, please write to info@midisabilityhealth.org.

Self-Management Workshop For People with Disabilities

Personal Action Toward Health, or PATH, is a six-week self-management workshop for people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers. This brochure explains PATH and offers information on how to find a workshop. To obtain a supply of PATH brochures for your office or clinic, please write to info@midisabilityhealth.org.

Continuing Education Opportunities

You can help people with disabilities get quality healthcare, and gain a better understanding of healthcare and wellness issues concerning people with disabilities – while increasing your cultural competency and earning CEUs.

Two online courses, one centering on physical and sensory disabilities and one on developmental disabilities are available. More information on the types of CEUs offered.

To take the courses:
  • Go to https://mi.train.org (first time users will be asked to create a login name and password).
  • Search for Healthcare Access for Persons with Disabilities (two courses are available: Part I on physical and sensory disabilities, and Part II on developmental disabilities).
  • One CEU for each course will be offered for a $15 fee.
  • Course requirements for successful completion are 70%.