Training and Health Care Professional Resources & Programs: People with Disabilities

Accommodating Patients with Disabilities workshop, providing outreach and resource materials to health care professionals on how to accommodate patients who have disabilities.

Location: Wherever requested
Administering Organization: State of New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disability

Contact:
Cheryl Killam
Email: cheryl.killam@nh.gov

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Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions (CDIHP) training for health care professionals and people with disabilities, teaching about issues regarding disability and improving access to care

Location: Some universities and health care facilities in California

Administering Organization: Western University of Health Sciences (CDIHP), Pomona, CA

Contact:
Brenda Premo
Email: bpremo@westernu.edu

June Kailes
Email: jik@pacbell.net

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Consumer-Professional Partnership Program (CPPP), a consumer-directed education program for health care professionals and students of the health professions, seeks to improve the dialog between consumers with disabilities and health care professionals

 

Location: The pilot-program was developed and tested in Washington, D.C. at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH)

Administering Organization: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Spinal Cord Injury: Promoting Health and Preventing Complications through Exercise.

Contact:
Suzanne L. Groah, MD
Email: Suzanne.L.Groah@medstar.net

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Disabilities Lecture Series for medical students teaching about healthcare for individuals with disabilities

Location: Medical schools across the United States

Administering Organization: American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Contact:
Eva Cesnek
Email: cesnekev@umdnj.edu

Brett Gerstman
Email: bgerstman@hotmail.com

 

Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training Foundations in Medicine Program training for fourth-year medical students, increasing knowledge of issues and sensitivity toward people with disabilities

Location: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Administering Organization: Tulane University School of Medicine

Contact:
Dr. Cathy Lazarus
Email: clazarus@tulane.edu

 

Educating Health & Wellness Professionals project, providing training to physicians and other health care professionals in order to enhance their ability to understand and relate to patients, peers and other people with disabilities.

Location: Institute on Disabilities
Administering Organization: Temple University

Contact:
Diane N. Bryen, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities

Email: dianeb@temple.edu

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Educational Development and Research training for medical students

Location: University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Administering Organization: University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Contact:
Sara Axtell
Email: axtel002@umn.edu

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Rehabilitation Research & Training Center in Neuromuscular Diseases, providing medical students with information on the needs of people with disabilities, based on the first-hand experience of the lecturer

Location: University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California

Administering Organization: University of California Davis School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Contact:
Ms. Nancy Seyden
Email: nkseyden@ucdavis.edu

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Project DOCC (Delivery of Chronic Care) training medical residents and/or medical students, increasing awareness of patients with disabilities

Location: Hospitals across the U.S. and Australia

Administering Organization: United Hospital Fund of New York

Contact:
Maggie Hoffman
Email: mhoffman@uhfnyc.org