The webinar will present the findings from a study that examined the geographic distribution of accessible Medicaid participating primary care offices in LA county. The presentation will describe a methodology for collecting and utilizing data on office accessibility that has been implemented with thousands of primary care offices in California. This analysis makes it possible to illustrate equipment and geographic barriers that affect equitable access to healthcare for people with disabilities.
- Understand the potential impact of the geographic distribution of accessible doctors' offices on health care for people with disabilities.
- Describe a method for measuring primary care office accessibility.
Nancy R. Mudrick, M.S.W., Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, Syracuse University. Dr. Mudrick's teaching, research, and publications focus on understanding the impact of social policies. Her recent research, in partnership with Mary Lou Breslin and DREDF, addresses issues affecting the delivery of accessible and equitable healthcare to people with disabilities.
Mary Lou Breslin, MA, is a senior analyst with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) a leading national civil rights law and policy center. Her current work focuses on the organization's healthcare, Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS), and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) research initiatives.