Health Care

Accessibility compliance rates of consumer-oriented Canadian health care Web sites.

Vast amounts of consumer-based health care information are widely available on the World Wide Web. However, for some this material is inaccessible due to reliance on specialized computer equipment or software known as assistive technology. These tools, designed for people with sensory, physical, or learning disabilities, act as a median to interpret Web pages in […]

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Health Care Transitions: Web, Video and Print Resources

Health Care Transitions:  Web, Video and Print Resources The Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida   Format             Webpage   This webpage provides information on a variety of web, video, and print resources in the area of health care transitions of teens with special health care needs.  Included are written transition guides, health […]

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Health Care Checklist

The Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, The University of Illinois at Chicago, adapted from the health care checklist developed by the State of Washington’s Adolescent Health Transition Project, California’s Healthy and Ready to Work (HRTW) Transition Health Care Assessment, and Massachusetts’ Health Care Skills Checklist.   Format             Checklist   The Health Care Checklist […]

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Healthcare Transition Resources: Providers

“Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate: Creating Partnerships Between Physicians and Parents of Children with Disabilities” by Dr. Judy Berry, 2006    Center for Learning and Leadership, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, Oklahoma City   Format             Publication   Dr. Judy Berry, a partner of the Center for Learning and Leadership, Oklahoma’s University Center for Excellence […]

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Healthcare Transition Resources: Families

“A Guide to Transition Services for Youth with Special Health Care Needs” developed by Timothy Hershey   Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Prevention Services Division – CYSHCN Unit Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP)   Format             Guide   Geared toward parents of youth with special health care needs, this guide […]

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Transitions: A Guide to Getting Older and Changing Health Care Providers

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs                     Format             Fact sheet   Geared toward adolescents with special health care needs, this fact sheet describes moving toward adulthood as a positive transition, and lists steps to take toward adult health care.  It also discusses things to consider when deciding when to transfer care, who can help […]

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Women with Disabilities: Access to Health webpage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Format             Webpage This webpage outlines requirements of The Americans with Disabilities Act to make health care facilities accessible to people with disabilities.  It stresses how important it is for medical and office staff to have training on basic rules of disability etiquette and how to best communicate with […]

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Women’s Health Program

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH)   Format             Program           NCODH’s Women’s Health Program works to promote access to breast healthcare and cancer screening for women with disabilities by: 1) assisting healthcare providers and mammography technologists to provide accessible reproductive health services for women with disabilities through training and accessibility reviews; 2) educating […]

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National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) “Health Care” webpage

NWHIC is a service of the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)            Format             Webpage   NWHIC’s “Health Care” webpage states that while women with disabilities have many of the same health concerns and needs as all women, they also might have […]

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Massachusetts’ Mammography Access Project (MAP)

The Women’s Health Network (WHN) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Health and Disabilities (OHD)           Format             Project             The Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for 1998-2000 states that only 46 percent of women aged 40 and older with mobility impairments had a mammogram within the past […]

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