This brief reports on a survey of people with disabilities to gauge their access to, knowledge of, and interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Overall, 19% of our sample of people with disabilities reported already being vaccinated, 56% wanted to get vaccinated, 10% were unsure, and 15% did not want to be vaccinated. Rural residents with disabilities reported higher rates of current vaccination, but higher rates of overall hesitancy, and more barriers to vaccination than urban residents with disabilities.
In this archived webinar, speakers addressed policies regarding the determination of who is eligible to receive the vaccines during the various phases of the rollout and the disparities that exist. In addition, this session discussed how the ADA applies to the state/local governments and private organizations administering the vaccinations, web based and telephone systems used to search/locate and schedule a vaccine appointment, vaccination site accessibility, effective communication with recipients and modifications in policies, practices and procedures.
Self-Management Education and Support Referral Algorithm is designed to help primary care providers follow guidelines recommended by the Institute of Medicine to choose a self-management program to meet their patients’ needs at different stages of emotional distress. The algorithm identifies what kinds of knowledge patients need, the self-management programs that provide it, and how to locate these programs in their local communities.
This research brief uses map data to explore the growing strain on healthcare in rural communities that have a disproportionate share of those living with disability, advanced age, and health complications, and those living in congregate settings.
This research brief describes results of a survey conducted in the Spring to explore rural and urban differences in COVID-19 health risks, adherence to public health recommendations, and trust in different information sources.Summary findings: Rural respondents reported higher rates of COVID-19 health risk factors, but less adherence to public health recommendations. Overall, individuals with health risk factors reported adopting fewer public health recommendations than individuals without health risk factors. Service providers and Dr.
This article explores how the coronavirus pandemic has undermined equal access to employment and healthcare for Americans who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or DeafBlind as these functions migrate toward telework and telehealth using videoconference platforms. The authors discuss the legal issues as well as remedies for telework and telehealth accessibility. Published in the University of Colorado Law Review
Recommendations for policies and technology to support communication in health care settings. Developed with a consensus by deaf and hard of hearing Consumer Groups, deaf healthcare providers and other subject matter experts.
The article describes how to prepare in advance for someone with complex communication needs, how to support understanding of COVID-19 for those who may have difficulty understanding complex communication, ways to support expressive communications for someone who cannot rely on speech, and suggestions for healthcare workers providing care for someone who cannot communicate.
This brief describes bills to increase funding for states’ home and community-based services, specifically how the increased funding would help ensure care at home, minimize wait lists, increase wages for health workers, and provide for sick leave. This brief was prepared in response to legislation which could impact services and supports for people with disabilities.
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