“Reimagining Disability as a Strength in Healthcare”

More than 20% of Americans live with a disability. To ensure physicians and healthcare providers are prepared to address their concerns, more attention is needed within medical school curriculums, hospital resources, clinical accommodations and clinical treatment.

Plus, with only 3.1% of practicing physicians having a disability, it is important to focus on increasing physician diversity to have a positive impact on patient care and practice.

During the next Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lecture Series event—hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence—speakers will touch on these topics and more.

Titled “Reimagining Disability as a Strength in Healthcare,” this talk will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. 

Speakers will include:

  • Eboni Porter, director of disability resources at CWRU;
  • Rachel Lutner, senior associate vice president of equity at CWRU; and
  • Julia Knopes, research scientist in the Department of Bioethics at CWRU School of Medicine.

Learn more and register to attend.