The Center for Disability Health and Wellness Mission Statement

The Mission of the University of Michigan Center for Disability Health and Wellness (U-M CDHW) 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

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.


Michelle Meade, PhD
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan

Michael McKee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
University of Michigan

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report Cover            

The U-M CDHW is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Report, which describes the mission and vision of the center; its key activities; its involvement in the community and in education; the clinical work it accomplished in 2020; the specialized clinics within Michigan Medicine that care for those with disabilities; community engagement and advocacy efforts; our community partners; and our outlook and goals for 2021. Download our 2020 Annual Report (PDF File).