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Law removing harmful language on mental health and disabilities hailed by advocates

Law removing harmful language on mental health and disabilities hailed by advocates

The following article originally appeared in the Ohio Capital Journal and published on News5Cleveland.com under a content sharing agreement. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A law recently signed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine finally removes derogatory language about people with disabilities from state law, a decision that has been in the works for years. Advocates welcomed the …

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Utah Legislator Sponsors Bills to Support Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities and Workforce in Next Session - State of Reform

Utah Legislator Sponsors Bills to Support Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities and Workforce in Next Session – State of Reform

Utah Rep. Norm Thurston recently shared his views on the upcoming legislative session with State of Reform, saying his top health policy priorities are to adequately fund services for people with disabilities and ensure an adequate supply of mental and physical health professionals across the spectrum of care. Thurston is optimistic about making progress on …

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Canada's policies are a death sentence for people with disabilities.  The country must reckon with its modern eugenics

Canada’s policies are a death sentence for people with disabilities. The country must reckon with its modern eugenics

Last year, I set up a meeting with a producer from a media organization I had worked with in the past to address my concerns about a new diversity outreach strategy. While they tried to create networking opportunities and entry points for marginalized workers in the industry, it still only benefited the most privileged. I …

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Canada's policies are a death sentence for people with disabilities.  The country must reckon with its modern eugenics

Canada’s policies are a death sentence for people with disabilities. The country must reckon with its modern eugenics

Last year, I set up a meeting with a producer from a media organization I had worked with in the past to address my concerns about a new diversity outreach strategy. While they tried to create networking opportunities and entry points for marginalized workers in the industry, it still only benefited the most privileged. I …

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dr.  Biljana Simikic

Commonwealth Care Alliance aims to improve healthcare for people with disabilities

dr. Biljana Simikic Recently, a team of researchers, including from the University of Massachusetts Medical School at Worcester, published a study which found that the attitude of many physicians towards patients with disabilities is a significant barrier to care. In the focus groups, nearly all participating physicians said they had little or no training on …

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