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Resources – Communication and Health Literacy – People with Disabilities

This short guide has a checklist of accessibility features to ensure healthcare facilities and exam rooms are accessible for all patients. It also provides suggested accommodations for patients who have hearing, vision, speech, or cognitive disabilities. The guide is available in large print and Spanish.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
The fact sheet is designed as a guide for health care providers on how to have respectful, stigma-free interactions with their patients.
Health passport for people with learning concerns using health services. Passport, completed by the individual with a disability, provides useful information to health care providers about health history, conducting medical interventions, communication and accommodations, personal care, medication issues and other needs.
This toolkit shares examples of successful inclusive public health smoking cessation programs and campaigns.
This factsheet is part of an "Aging Well with a Physical Disability Factsheet Series" and provides tips and information to help individuals get the most out of their visit to a health care provider. It includes sections discussing what to expect during health care visits; tips for preparing for the visit, asking questions during the visit, and follow up; and additional resources.
People with disabilities don't always receive the healthcare services they need, which can lead to poorer health outcomes throughout their lifetime. Being aware that barriers to receiving care exist is essential in order to address them through training, policy, and physical environment. This factsheet gives an overview of health gaps people with disabilities often experience, barriers to accessing healthcare services, and suggestions for removing or reducing those barriers.
A guide developed specifically for people with physical disabilities to help them a) learn about preventive health care, learn how to be more active in their health care, become more confident and communicate more effectively with their health care providers.
Provides helpful tips for people with disabilities to use in overcoming the challenges of getting a quality mammogram.