Healthcare Provider Training Opportunity

July 8, 2024

The Georgia Statewide Disability & Health program at Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) invites all healthcare providers, health service workers, and related staff to complete two free virtual trainings!

These Responsive Practice training provide information about and strategies for identifying, addressing, and removing barriers to health care for individuals with disabilities.


Responsive Practice 1: Providing Health Care Screening to Individuals with Disabilities

Course overview: Online, on-demand & free for a limited time. Helps health care providers to:

  • Describe disparities in health experienced by people with disabilities.
  • Recognize barriers people with disabilities face when accessing health care & preventive services.
  • Acquire strategies & approaches to provide disability-competent, responsive care.

Responsive Practice 2: Accessible and Adaptive Communication

Course overview: Health care providers earn professional credit while learning to:

  • Presume that patients with disabilities are competent to understand, communicate, and participate in their own care.
  • Identify and use alternative methods of communication.
  • Set clear and reasonable expectations for future communications to be successful.

Who Should Take the Trainings?

These training modules are an opportunity for all health professionals to develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure equitable care for all people. This includes physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, health administrative staff, public health workers, community health workers, and more.

For questions contact Sydnie Smith, M.Ed., Program Manager:


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