Health Access

WID addresses health care disparities for people with disabilities by working to improve access to quality, culturally competent health care, and services by conducting research, training health care professionals, and improving access to fitness, nutrition, and peer-support activities.

Our initiatives include:

Link to NEW DOOR page; graphic of a blue globe, brown door, and red heart on gray backgroundLink to Disability FEAST page; graphic of blue world, red heart, and green broccoli on gray background.Link to Access to Medical Care DVD Set & Training Curriculum page; graphic of blue world, red heart, and white computer screen with red cross on gray background.Link to CAPE: Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment page; graphic of blue world with red cape and red heart with gray backgroundLink to MAP: Medical Advocacy Project page; graphic of blue world, red heart, and tan map with red markings on a gray background

WID’s health and wellness wing is also careful to keep an eye on disability health movements and news outside of the United States. For example, here are three excellent Spanish publications in PDF form about independent living and violence again women with disabilities:

For more information about any health and wellness program, contact Marsha Saxton, WID’s Director of Research, at

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