CoE-IHS Office Hour: Providing Integrated Care Services & Advancing Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Despite much of the progress made to date, including the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), millions of individuals in the United States who live with some form of disability – physical, cognitive, developmental, intellectual or sensory – continue to face health disparities and challenges in accessing equitable health care.

Marginalization and a lack of understanding can inflict physical, mental and emotional challenges on people with disabilities that are difficult to manage and significantly affect their overall wellbeing and ability to access equitable care. The rate of mental health conditions among people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is approximately two to three times higher than the general population. People of color with IDD often face even greater challenges accessing equitable health care due to intersecting discrimination.

By providing integrated care and accessible services to people with IDD, we can advance health equity and improve health outcomes for the millions of Americans with IDD.

Join us on Tuesday, August 16, 3-4 p.m. ET for a conversation with health equity and lived experience experts who will discuss integrated care services and advancing health equity for people living with disabilities.