The Unique Role of Medical-Legal Partnerships in Helping Health Centers Address Disability & Chronic Disease Discrimination | Webinar Series

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, in collaboration with Health Outreach Partners, is offering four 90-minute webinars designed to help health centers address and redress discrimination against people living with disabilities or chronic disease. Given the prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, HIV/AIDS, depression, heart disease, and others, many health center patients face discrimination at work or school, when accessing services or public places, or otherwise navigating daily life because of these conditions. While different groups of people have unique experiences with this discrimination—for example, migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and individuals with immigration status—health center patients facing disability discrimination may have limited access to quality, informed legal services. Health centers play a key role in identifying discrimination at its earliest stages and will learn how to mitigate it by leveraging their own medical authority and resources within the community.

So far this series has explored:

  • Disability Discrimination 101: Understanding the Legal Protections, Common Barriers, and the Role of Health Centers in Ending Discrimination (April 27, 2022)
  • Disability and Chronic Disease Discrimination with Kids: Navigating the Health Center’s Role in Securing Legal Protections for Pediatric Patient (May 11, 2022)

We still have upcoming webinars on The New Kid on the Disability Block: COVID-19 and Emerging Issues,” and “Building a Disability/Chronic Disease MLP.” Information will be posted on the series’ page of our website.

Slides and Recordings

Download the Slides: Disability Discrimination 101 | Disability and Chronic Disease Discrimination with Kids

Disclaimer: This is a HRSA-Funded training event for Health Centers. The event as well as content and resources shared by panelists are not for press purposes.