The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy offers comprehensive training related to understanding access issues and knowing how to respond quickly, appropriately, and sensitively. Broad understanding of these issues will allow many people with disabilities and activity limitations to have the same access to health care services as those without disabilities. Their four part training series consists of the following:
Part 1, defines “disability” and “activity limitations” and looks at how common disability is. It also explores how disability increases with age.
Part 2 looks briefly at the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and how it impacts health care services.
Part 3 considers how health care worker's attitudes and beliefs toward people with disabilities and activity limitations may affect the quality of health care.
Part 4, explores issues involving physical, communication, and medical equipment access—particularly, the “hassle factors” experienced by people with disabilities and activity limitations when trying to obtain health care.