ADA National Network Learning Session: Increasing Equitable Healthcare for People with Disabilities: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, March 24th, 2022
11:30 AM PDT - 1:00 PM PDT




People with disabilities have long experienced barriers in accessing equitable healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic served to starkly highlight the barriers and discrimination that continue for this population. Changes are needed in the U.S. health care system to address and eliminate these persistent problems to lessen the significant health disparities and poorer health outcomes of people with disabilities. This webinar will present findings and recommendations from the National Council on Disability's 2021 report, The Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the barriers and discrimination experienced by people with disabilities in accessing health care during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Learn several ways to improve health care access and eliminate discriminatory policies and practices


Ana Torres-Davis is a Senior Attorney Advisor at the National Council on Disability and oversaw the development of this report. Ana also oversaw the development of NCD's Bioethics Report Series (2019) which raised awareness of five areas where people with disabilities continue to face discrimination in receiving life-saving and equitable care, and NCD's recent report on Accessible Medical Equipment (2021).

Registration for this webinar will open Friday, March 11.

General Accommodations: 

Open or Closed Captions

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


People with Disabilities, Family Member of Person With Disability, Medical Professional, Practitioners, Service Provider


Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Accessible Technologies, Effective Communication, Medical Assistance, Non-Discrimination, Program Access, Reasonable Accommodation






$ 0.00

Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022