The HealthAdvocacy™ Program: It’s Our Health promotes health equity for people with disability (Evidence-informed Training).
After completing this training, the learner will have an overview of the following issues experienced by people with disability:
- Structural / Social Determinants of Health (S/SDOH): Understanding Disparities in Healthcare Access
Learning Objective: Describe health advocacy and the importance of multi-level advocacy approaches to assess/understand S/SDOH to access settings–based healthcare.
- Health and Social Justice: Uprooting Structural and Systemic Bias and Ableism
Learning Objective: Delineate strategies to advocate accessible healthcare to uproot systemic bias and ableism experienced by individuals within healthcare systems.
- Universal Access to Health: Developing Disability Cultural Humility
Learning Objective: Apply strategies to incorporate accessibility and disability cultural humility across all healthcare practices and services.
HealthAdvocacy Training Citations and Resources
HealthAdvocacy Training Healthcare Stories from People with Disability
The My Health Visit brochure can be used to work with your healthcare provider about your health.
This booklet has pictures that your healthcare provider can use to help you understand what is going on with your body and how you can take care of yourself.
HealthAdvocacy™ Program is an evidence-based 2-hour training aims to increase understanding of the health care experiences and the needs of adolescents and young adults with DD among health care professionals.
Healthcare providers, allied health professionals, community health workers, people with disability and allies/supports.
$50/person (min 6 attendees);
$500/organization (max 100 attendees) – includes downloadable training materials
Two (2) CEUs/CPEUs provided for Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LSW, LPC, LCPC), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDP), Speech Language Pathologists, and Illinois Teachers (CPDUs). Add extra $15 per person for CEUs.