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

Webinar Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm, Eastern time; 1:30-3:00 pm, Central time
ADA National Network Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA  – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

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).

Register to attend this webinar:

These 90-minute webinars are delivered by the Pacific ADA Center using the Zoom webinar platform. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived. This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform.

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time.

All webinars offer captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to