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Inclusive Health and Disability Virtual Symposium

Friday, June 14, 2024 - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM MT

Location: Virtual

Format: Virtual

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) was recently awarded funding from The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center to conduct a virtual Health and Disability Symposium on Friday, June 14, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm MT, with a one-hour lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT.

The symposium will offer a unique collaborative opportunity to increase the understanding of the healthcare experiences and needs of individuals with disabilities among healthcare professionals with the goal of building healthcare professionals' capacity to provide accessible, high-quality, and culturally humble healthcare for people with disabilities. 

In 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) identified people with disabilities as a population experiencing healthcare disparities while also having to navigate discrimination, inequality, and exclusionary structural practices. Commenting on the importance of empowering healthcare professionals, Tai Baker, a Program Manager at WIND, emphasized, "Providing opportunities to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools to improve their confidence in caring for people with disabilities is imperative to addressing the health disparities affecting this population."

Free CME and CNE contact hours along with certificates of attendance will be provided. Primary care providers and their clinical staff, public health nurses, social workers, behavioral healthcare providers, allied health professionals, and community health workers are encouraged to attend. 

The first 100 registered attendees will be sent a free copy of the book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally by Emily Ladau. Readers are offered an engaging and accessible guide for practical strategies to make the world a more inclusive place for people with disabilities. 

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Contact Emily Kirsch at [email protected] with any questions.

Topics: Health and Wellness

Virtual Event

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