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Towards Healthcare Equity for People with Disabilities

When: Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


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This presentation will discuss how institutional barriers and social practices contribute to health disparities for people with disabilities. Healthcare policy, research and practice must challenge disability bias by responding to the real structural, financial and cultural barriers that people with disabilities experience when trying to access care.

Angel Love Miles, PhD
Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services Policy Analyst
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Angel received her doctorate in women’s studies at the University of Maryland College Park and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, as the Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services Policy Analyst at Access Living she is responsible for monitoring disability rights developments in healthcare and home and community-based services, and facilitating systems advocacy efforts through an intersectional lens. Her article entitled “Strong Black Women” African American Women with Disabilities, Intersecting Identities, and Inequality can be found in the February 2019 Gender & Society special issue: Gender, Disability, and Intersectionality.

This webinar is part of the Translational Applications in Public Health mini-series, which is a collaboration between the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

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