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
This series will explore:
- Disability Discrimination 101: Understanding the Legal Protections, Common Barriers, and the Role of Health Centers in Ending Discrimination
- Disability and Chronic Disease Discrimination with Kids: Navigating the Health Center’s Role in Securing Legal Protections for Pediatric Patient
- The New Kid on the Disability Block: COVID-19 and Emerging Issues
- Building a Disability/Chronic Disease MLP
You only need to register once to receive access to all of the webinars in this series and, while we would love to have you at every webinar, it is not a requirement—feel free to attend one, some, or all!
The New Kid on the Disability Block: COVID-19 and Emerging Issues
May 25, 2022
2PM – 3:30 PM.
The slides and recordings from past webinars in this series are available here.
This is a HRSA-Funded training event for Health Centers. Registration is required and priority will be given to health center staff and legal staff of health center-based MLPs. The event as well as content and resources shared by panelists are not for press purposes.
Please contact Katherine Stinton at firstname.lastname@example.org for any accommodation requests.