The Center for Health Equity at Indiana University and the Indiana State Department of Health’s Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health invite you to attend an Optimal Health for All workshop in South Bend, Indianapolis, or Evansville this fall.
One in four people in the U.S. and Indiana have a disability. Given the number of Hoosier with disabilities, and the desire of making health care more accessible, it is important to understand how to best accommodate and effectively communicate with people with disabilities. The workshop will feature a panel of local residents with disabilities, Dr. Amy Sekhar from the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council, and Dr. Jae Chul Lee from the Center for Health Equity at IU.
This 3-hour workshop will cover:
The current landscape for disability and health in Indiana
Common barriers experienced by people with disabilities in health care or health promotion settings
Disability awareness, sensitivity, and effective communication.
Coming Soon! We are currently working on confirming the datas and locations in September and October, 2020.
The Center for Health Equity at Indiana University will offer 3.0 continuing education credits as a Catergory 1 Provider for professions licensed through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. Continuing education credits are available for Social Workers, Counselors, Dentist, Dental Hygienists, and others.
Dr. Amy Sekhar of Point Blue Training and Consulting is a sought-after speaker and trainer on diversity and inclusive practices for organizations and other community groups. She will address disability sensitivity, awareness, and effective communication, bringing in her personal experiences.
Dr. Jae Chul Lee is the Director of the Center for Health Equity at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. He has published multiple articles on health disparities for and among people with disabilities. He has also directed efforts to address such disparities at a state level, through disability data monitoring and surveillance; public health reports; and a state strategic plan. His commitment to improving health equity for people with disabilities comes from his own experience with his father’s severe traumatic brain injury.
Each workshop will feature a panel of Hoosiers with Disabilities from the local community who will share their lived experiences about the challenges and barriers to optimal health.