April 14, 2022

IDEAL RRTC Webinar Series: Reimagining Primary Health Care for Individuals with Disabilities

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Online via Zoom. Watch the recording on YouTube.





Nearly 1 in 4 individuals report a disability, yet current health care is poorly equipped to care for them. Individuals with disabilities report miscommunication, inaccessible health equipment and facilities, reduced awareness and training by health care providers, and low patient satisfaction while struggling with inadequate health literacy. These factors contribute to existing health inequities. Rethinking and redesigning our health care, through the guidance of innovative clinics and programs, is needed to address these inequities and care for these individuals
effectively. This webinar will review current models and strategies that could be widely adopted in health care. These steps can make health care more inclusive and equitable.



Michael McKee

Michael McKee, MD, MPH, is a family physician with clinical and research expertise in disability health. As a physician with a hearing loss, he is especially interested in advocating for the rights of those with disabilities to obtain equitable health care, including accessible communication. His research focus includes health disparities for individuals with various disabilities, health information accessibility, health literacy, and telemedicine applications.

Michael M. McKee, MD, MPH. Dr. McKee is the Director of MDisability and the Co-Director of the Center for Disability Health and Wellness



Target Audience

In addition to adults with disabilities and consumer advocates, our target audience includes clinicians, students, administrators, and other health care professionals in the fields of family medicine, general medicine, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, and social work. Please see our MiCME Activity Overview page for more information.


Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**To register for CME credit, you must log in or create an account via the MiCME website. The webinar registration and CME registration must both be completed to receive CME credit for attending the event.**


About the Webinar Series

The content of this webinar has been developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR #90RTHF0001). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The content of this webinar does not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


View our Reimagining Primary Health Care for Individuals with Disabilities event flyer