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Identifying and Addressing Inequities in Health Care for People with Disabilities

April 27 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

In this talk, Drs. Tara Lagu and Carol Haywood will discuss underrecognized health disparities experienced by people with disabilities in the United States and what is known about barriers to accessing health care. They will highlight their research on physician attitudes relating to care for people with disabilities, including findings from focus groups, where physicians described barriers in primary and specialty health care and resultant discriminatory practices. They will also share results from a nationwide survey of physicians, which revealed widespread ableism and gaps in knowledge to support safe and appropriate care for people with disabilities, as well as findings from recent focus groups with medical students and faculty leaders from across the country, who are engaged in advancing disability-related medical education. The discussion will end with a summary of best-practice recommendations to advance health care equity through accommodations in clinical care and changes to medical education.

Thursday, April 27 at 12 PM CENTRAL


Carol Haywood, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Tara Lagu, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


April 27
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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