Healthcare practices serve patients with disabilities who may face extra problems in getting care. Providers, become an ally for people with disabilities by making small changes that can really improve their lives, starting with assessing your practice and building a more inclusive practice by using:
- Welcoming Spaces: Make sure your programs and physical spaces are accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities.
- Accessible communication: Make sure your communications, including written and spoken language, materials, and interactions with the community, are accessible to people with disabilities.
- Awareness and training: Understand your community and train your staff on the barriers and challenges faced by people with disabilities, including people-first language and how to remove any barriers
- Sustainable and Intentional Inclusion: Change your organizational culture to value and understand the importance of including everyone.