Responsive Practice Resources

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   Learning Summary


training Lessons Learned

Recognize health inequity and that people with disabilities may experience health disparities, such as:

  • More likely to smoke, lack exercise, and be obese
  • More likely to delay needed medical care due to cost
  • More likely to self-report their health status as "fair" or "poor"

Reduce barriers faced by people with disabilities and improve access to health care & preventive services:

  • Offer accommodating appointment times
  • Assess and improve the interior and exterior physical accessibility of the office environment
  • Utilize ADA-compliant signs and an intuitive building layout
  • Make information & forms available in alternative formats
  • Avoid making assumptions & show respect for the person




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