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Center for Disability Health and Wellness

Welcome from the University of Michigan Center for Disability Health and Wellness!

Our mission is to develop and apply innovative research, clinical, and educational strategies to address inequities in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with physical, sensory and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

Our vision is of working in partnership with members of the disability community to ensure that all people, regardless of type or severity of disability, have full access to quality health care and to wellness activities personalized to their background, strengths and needs.

Our Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Interested in presenting at a monthly meeting about your project or mission?

Please fill out this speaker interest form.
Our monthly meetings are open to anyone with an interest in disability research. You do not have to be affiliated with University of Michigan or Michigan Medicine to participate.

Monthly Meetings

Join our May Monthly Meeting on Monday, May 15th, 2023 at 9:00am.  Dr. Okeoma Mmeje will present an update on the Healthcare Equity Consult Service.

Open Discussion Hour - NEW

Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10-11am for our NEW Open Discussion Hour. 

This opportunity is great for student groups who wish to collaborate or share ongoing projects with the CDHW, medical students looking for insight into current CDHW projects, current members who would like to share ideas and anyone else who would like to share about existing projects they would like to collaborate on.

To be added to our disability research mailing list, please email disability-health-research-requests@umich.edu or you may add yourself to the group by visiting the Disability Health Research Group MCommunity page and click 'Join Group'.

Our Quarterly Newsletter

Learn more about what is happening at CHDW, including information on upcoming webinars, news, events, and research briefs in our CDHW Quarterly Newsletter - April.