Disability and Health Events

Join Us June 14th for a Inclusive Health and Disability Virtual Symposium

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Date/Time: Friday June 14th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm MT, lunchbreak from 12:00-1:00 pm MT.


To view our agenda for this event, click the button below.


Meet our Speakers and Panelists!



Event Description

Designed for primary care providers, clinical staff, public health nurses, behavioral healthcare providers, social workers, allied health professionals, and community health workers.

In 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) identified people with disabilities as a population experiencing healthcare disparities. People with disabilities often experience a wide and varying range of health conditions leading to poorer health and shorter lifespan. Providing opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn strategies to care for the healthcare needs of people with disabilities is imperative to addressing the health disparities affecting those with disabilities.


Join us to learn how to provide more accessible, high-quality, and culturally humble healthcare for people with disabilities.


This symposium will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn with subject matter experts on the following topics

  • Identifying the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care for health professionals to provide accessible and inclusive healthcare.

  • Understanding disability history and its impact on health outcomes for people with disabilities

  • Recognizing the models of disability and their application to health care for people with disabilities

  • Ways to address the social determinants of health affecting the disparate health outcomes of people with disabilities

  • Impactful strategies to make healthcare spaces more accessible and inclusive

  • Lived experience panel about navigating healthcare setting as an individual with disabilities and as a parent of a child with disabilities


Attending this symposium provides

  • Certificates of attendance

  • CME credits

  • CNE Credits

  • The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of the book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally by Emily Ladau


Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally by Emily Ladau Book Cover


Contact Emily Kirsch at ekirsch2@uwyo.edu with any questions.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Wyoming: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center designates this presentation for a maximum of (4.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 4.0 Contact hours will be awarded upon completion of the evaluation and this course. There is no relevant financial relationship with an ineligible organization for anyone with the ability to control content of this activity. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.