Resources – Communication and Health Literacy

Discusses people first language and provides suggestion on how to communicate with people with disabilities.
Website with resources for the health care provider to use including model policies and practices to accommodate patients with disabilities in primary care and an accommodations check sheet.
Provides tips for health care offices to use for a) general office preparation, b) initial office visit, c) follow-up visits, d) if exams and investigations are needed, and e) prescriptions and referrals.
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.
A physician’s fact sheet. Covers topics such as building rapport, communication during the exam, diagnosis and treatment, and developing a treatment plan.
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.