5/2 Working towards Equitable Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET


People with disabilities face numerous barriers in accessing health care, and while, the barriers to care are numerous and diverse there has been little research done to capture information from people with disabilities directly, in their own words. Disability Rights Maine conducted a mixed-methods research project with the goal of identifying and quantifying the barriers Mainers with disabilities face when accessing health care services. This presentation will share history of how the project came to be, key findings, and describe how the findings can be used to work towards system- and policy-level changes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss barriers to high-quality and appropriate healthcare for people with disabilities
  • Identify potential strategies to address healthcare access and equity issues faced by people with disabilities