What is the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)?
"The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. As the functioning and disability of an individual occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors." (Source: World Health Organization)
ICF Related Documents and Links
U-M CDHW members Drs. Michelle Meade and Elham Mahmoudi, along with U-M School of Public Health's Dr. Shoou-Yih Lee co-authored a paper entitled "The intersection of disability and healthcare disparities: a conceptual framework" (PDF file). The 2014 paper was published in Disability and Rehabilitation which is an international multidisciplinary journal. Below is an excerpt:
Implications for Rehabilitation
- Evaluates the main models of healthcare disparity and disability to create an integrated framework.
- Provides a comprehensive conceptual model of healthcare disparity that specifically targets issues related to individuals with disabilities.
- Conceptualizes how personal and environmental factors interact to produce disparities in access to healthcare and healthcare quality.
- Recognizes and targets modifiable factors to reduce disparities between and within individuals with disabilities.
Meade, M. A., Mahmoudi, E., & Lee, S. Y. (2015). The intersection of disability and healthcare disparities: a conceptual framework. Disability and rehabilitation, 37(7), 632–641. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.938176