Removing Barriers and Facilitating Access: Improving Health Care Access for People with Disabilities

Washington , District of Columbia
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 1 in 4 adults in the United States have some type of disability, and 1 in 5 of them did not have a routine check-up in the last year.1 Disability inclusion allows for people with disabilities to take advantage of the benefits of the same health promotion and prevention activities experienced by people who do not have a disability. Challenges to community integration for people with disabilities also need to be addressed through innovative integrated care programs in the community.


Public Housing Authorities serve a concentrated number of individuals with disabilities among their residents, with 38% of public housing households and 46% of voucher households include an individual with a disability and so are uniquely poised to assist in facilitating health care access for people with disabilities. This webinar by NCHPH and the Council for Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) will explore health centers’ and public housing authorities' initiatives to improve access to primary care and address social determinants of health affecting people with disabilities.

National Center for Health in Public Housing
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