Disability and Diversity

Resources for Integrated Care: Direct Care Workforce Briefs

Source: Resources for Integrated Care: Direct Care Workforce Briefs – Hartford Foundation Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) has published a series of briefs to help long-term services and support (LTSS) providers, administrators, and other stakeholders, support a diverse direct care workforce that can meet the cultural needs and preferences of dually eligible beneficiaries. The briefs are: Organizational …

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Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

Source: Toolkit | Home The Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit is one way AUCD provides resources and strategies to, “champion and model diversity, equity and inclusion.” AUCD is continually searching for resources to make available at the Diversity & Inclusion website. In December, 10 recently added resources are highlighted. The focus of these resources includes health …

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Where All Bodies Are Exquisite

Source: The New York Times “Circle Story #10,” a 2003 painting of poet and essayist Eli Clare. Credit Riva Lehrer It’s 2009, and I’m in Philadelphia to deliver a talk at a conference. During a long break, I decide to visit the Mutter Museum. I teach anatomy, and the Mutter houses a collection of so-called medical curiosities. …

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New Health & Disability E-learning Module for Health Department Staff

Source: NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is proud to announce a new online e-learning module titled, “Health and Disability 101: Training for Health Department Employees.” The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and …

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Bring Down the Barriers—Seen and Unseen By Rachel Adams

by Rachel AdamsThe Chronicle A colleague in a wheelchair goes into an underground passage connecting two campus buildings. Once the entrance locks behind him, he discovers that the door at the other end refuses to open with his swipe card. Although he is a vigorous man of middle age, the maintenance worker who comes to …

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Why Is Disability Missing From the Discourse on Diversity? By Lennard J. Davis

by Lennard J. DavisThe Chronicle It has been more than 20 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act took effect, but while the law has changed some things in higher education, it hasn’t changed the way academic culture regards people with disabilities. While our current interest in diversity is laudable, colleges rarely think of disability …

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