Access to Healthcare

AUCD and its national network strives to support the critical role that healthcare providers play in serving everyone in the community – including people who have a disability

Health is for Everyone

Health is for Everyone Action Team (HEAT): Collaboration of several organizations led by AUCD to include developmental disabilities in medical education at all levels of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education of physicians. HEAT achieved successful adoption of the American Medical Association (AMA) resolution on including Developmental Disabilities (see pg 40 of 67, or pg 390 paginated, of the AMA HOD Official A-17 Proceedings Report); however, continued momentum is needed to implement specific required competencies for physicians on developmental disabilities. Learn more, review HEAT’s sign on letter, and check out the updated health care access resources in the Public Health is for Everyone toolkit. Watch a short video to learn about the Health is for Everyone: Action Team.

Health and Disability Special Interest Group

Health and Disability Special Interest Group: Connects members of the AUCD network who have an interest in health promotion and healthcare transition. To join the conversation, subscribe to the listserv.

Check out the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: What’s Next Fireside chat hosted by the Health and Disability SIG along with engagement from the Emergency Preparedness SIG. Click here to learn about the virtual chat and get the resources. 

#OwnMyHealthRecord Twitter Chat 

#OwnMyHealthRecord In October 2020, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities National Center on Disability in Public Health hosted a Twitter chat, in collaboration with its Healthcare Transition Learning Group, to engage the overall disability community in a conversation on what owning your health record means and encourage the sharing of helpful resources. The hashtag used was # OwnMyHealthRecord. Checkout the resources shared!