ADA National Network Webinar Series:
Health Care and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
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Schedule 2020-21

This webinar series intends to provide information and examples of healthcare provision which includes people with disabilities by following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

These 90 minute webinars are brought to you by the Pacific ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived.This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform...

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time

ADA National Network Learning Session: Preparing Physicians to Care for People with Disabilities: Core Competencies and the ADA

23rd September, 2021

Register here to attend this webinar.

People with disabilities represent over 20 percent of the American population. Like other marginalized groups, people with disabilities have significant health disparities and face barriers to health care. Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act over thirty years ago, health care providers report being unprepared and uncomfortable treating patients with disabilities. To address this training gap, people with disabilities partnered with disability researchers, health educators, and healthcare advocates to create a list of six essential competencies to providing quality health care to patients with disabilities. Addressing core disability competencies in health care education will prepare the future healthcare workforce to provide quality healthcare to all patients.

Learning objectives:

Learners will recognize:

  • Although overall healthcare is improving, health inequities exist for disadvantaged groups, including Americans with disabilities
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act requires health care entities to provide full and equal access for people with disabilities through reasonable accommodations, effective communication, and accessible facilities.


Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., FAAIDD, NADD-CC is professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Genetic Counseling at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center. She directs the Nisonger Center Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity Program. Her research focuses on health and healthcare for people with disabilities.