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Effective Communication for Health Care Providers: A guide to caring for people with disabilities

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  • Posted on: 10.29.2020
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Author(s):
University of Delaware, Center for Disabilities Studies
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Disability can impact communication. Identifying a patient’s disability and its potential impact on effective communication is the first step in reducing the risk of miscommunication. The type of disability – whether intellectual, sensory, mobility or mental health – will help determine the kind of accommodation needed. Usually minor accommodations can be made to ensure effective communication. There are many options for auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication. Health care providers and their staff can develop skills and acquire tools that will allow them to successfully provide accommodations to patients with disabilities. This guide will provide information to help you communicate effectively with your patients with disabilities.

JFK Partners Continuing Education Program

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  • Posted on: 10.27.2020
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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, JFK Partners School of Medicine
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JFK Partners is a program of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Colorado School of Medicine located at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Designated as Colorado's University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, JFK Partners has collaborative relationships with numerous organizations that are a part of Colorado's developmental disability and special health care needs communities.

The purpose of JFK Partners is to provide:

  • Interdisciplinary Pre-service Training that is family and person-centered, culturally competent, and community-based that addresses the critical values, knowledge, and skills necessary to build inclusive communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families;
  • Continuing Education focused on evidence-based practice and research for a range of levels from awareness to expert content, and to interdisciplinary and discipline-based audiences which include family members and consumers;
  • Clinical Services including diagnosis, treatment, and consultative services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families;
  • Community Collaboration through consultation and technical assistance to and in conjunction with a range of community partners to include state and local agencies, providers, advocacy groups, and ad hoc issue-oriented collaborative groups;
  • Research in the areas of descriptive, epidemiological, clinical and health services research which contribute to the knowledge base regarding the health, and well-being and education of persons with developmental disabilities and their families; and
  • Dissemination of high-quality products written by JFK Partners faculty through a variety of methods, including electronic, and in adapted formats as appropriate.

Health and Disability 101: Training for Health Department Employees

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  • Posted on: 10.27.2020
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National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
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This online training provides foundational knowledge about people with disabilities, the health disparities that they experience, and how local health department staff can include people with disabilities in their public health programs and services. 

Foundational Principles and Guidelines for Sustainable Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disability

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Special Olympics International (SOI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and Golisano Foundation
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Foundational Principles and Guidelines for Sustainable Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disability is designed to provide organizations with the necessary foundation to move towards the full and sustainable inclusion of people with ID as they work to improve overall population health. This foundational resource also provides organizations with strategies to better understand what actions they can take to improve inclusion of people with ID in their existing policies, programs, and services. Using this resource to develop an action plan, specific to the goals and capacity of the organization, a program or organization can outline strategies to identify where the organization is (assessment), what steps to take (implementation), and whether it is doing what it intended to do (evaluation).

The goal of inclusive health is to promote inclusion of people with ID in health systems that serve the general public, including their policies, programming and services, training programs, research, and funding streams.

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ODCDC), and the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OT)
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Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies outlines recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions - Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. This document provides strategies to meet the competencies and real examples of how people with disabilities can be successfully included in public health activities. These competencies align with existing broad public health competencies, and compliment them. These existing competencies include those developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Masters in Public Health Core Competencies; Public Health Accreditation Board; Public Health Foundation Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, Council on Linkages Between Public Health and Academia, and the 10 Essential Public Health Services. In addition, they foster workforce capacity-building priorities, such as the Healthy People 2020, Disability and Health Objective DH-3.

Disability Impacts all of us: Infographic

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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An infographic that providex information about the 61 million adults in the United States that re living with a disability. Use this infographic to join CDC and its partners to work together to improve the health of people living with disabiltiies. 

Communicating With and About People With Disabilities

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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About 1 in 4, or 61 million, U.S. adults reports having some form of a disability. Disability is part of the human experience, but sometimes people use words or phrases that are insensitive and do not promote understanding, dignity, and respect for people with disabilities. Most often than not, this is not intentional, but is disrespectful just the same. Use this factsheet to learn more about plain language and tips for communicating with and about people with disabilities.

Health Disparities: People with Disabilities

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Adults with disabilities experience significant health disparities compared to adults without disabilities. To improve the health of this population, state epidemiologists, researchers and public health professionals need access to accurate and timely data to inform their state’s health promotion activities. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) to provide quick and easy access to data on demographics and health information for adults with disabilities. Learn more about DHDS in this informative factsheet.

Creating Emergency Kits and Plans with People with Disabilities

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability / UCED
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The CDC-funded New Hampshire Disability and Public Health project (DPH) is a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability and NH Division of Public Health Services. The project goal, to promote and maximize health, prevent chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities, is achieved through activities that focus on infusing disability components into existing public health programs and initiatives.

ngaging People with Disabilities: Strategies for Rural Health Departments

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  • Posted on: 10.26.2020
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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
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Adults with disabilities living in rural areas typically rely on services that are more informal and less specialized. They must travel farther and pay more for those services, and they tend to receive lower quality care than their urban counterparts. Local health departments play a crucial role in filling resource and service gaps that face rural America. This resources provides five approaches health departments can follow to promote the health and well-being of people with disabilities who live in rural areas.