DOCS WITH DISABILITES
The Docs with Disabilities initiative uses research, education, and sharing of stories to drive change in perceptions, disability policy, and procedures in healthcare education. Our aim is to build more inclusive educational environments for trainees with disabilities and increase representation of disabled providers in the healthcare workforce.
TIME MAGAZINE COVERS DWDI
The DocsWithDisabilities initiative, which started as a social media campaign in 2018 and then a podcast highlighting stories of disabled health care workers, will now include research groups, mentorship opportunities, policy recommendations and training for medical professionals on how to better include people with disabilities. Read more...
On the heels of the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Dr. Lisa Meeks, an assistant professor of Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine at the University of Michigan, and her team, launched the DocsWithDisabilities Initiative, a first-of-its-kind coordinated effort to systematically improve the inclusion of disabled individuals in health professions education. Read our press release...
Share stories of physicians, nurses, and medical professionals, in their own words.
Increase visibility of disabled health care providers.
Create a virtual space for people to connect and support one another in their journeys.
Conduct research and education that informs policy and practice.