Adults and children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) experience more health disparities and face more barriers, than non-disabled counterparts in the general population, when trying to obtain quality medical care. These barriers include:
- access issues (physical and transportation),
- lack of disability trained health care providers,
- lack of coordinated services and gaps in services,
- lack of health promotion and prevention,
- and cost.
Training for Healthcare Providers
Inclusive Healthcare for People with Disabilities: This training is designed for healthcare providers who want to increase their understanding and skills around inclusive healthcare communication. In addition to describing prevalence and healthcare disparities experienced by people with disabilities, this session also features the voices of self-advocates who describe their experiences and offer expertise and recommendations to providers.
Excelling in Care: This short video and related tools are a great place to start in your continued efforts to support the health of people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities in your practice.
These are tools for your patients that are mentioned in the video above.