Resources for Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education

Please see the Toolkit below for documents that provide more information about health disparities for people with disabilities and the need for educational standards, the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education, and use of the Delphi method to gain consensus on these standards. These resources can be helpful in making the case to organizational leadership or committees to provide an official endorsement of the competencies.


Toolkit to help make the case for organizational/agency support:

Full Document- Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education

Fact Sheet- The Need for Disability Standards in Health Care Education

Slides- Information about Competencies, Consensus, and a Call to Action

CDC infographic- Disability Affects All of Us

Crosswalk table- Alignment of IPEC Core Competencies with CCDHCE

Infographic- Barriers to Health Care for People with Disabilities

Want to know who else has shown support?


My organization has supported the Competencies. What’s next?

We encourage those who have expressed support of the Competencies to share this information with their employees, partners, stakeholders, or others through an announcement or press release. You may use the suggested language contained in the following document or customize your own.

Organizational announcement- Competencies Promise to Reduce Health Care Disparities for Millions of Americans with Disabilties


Inverted triangle with 4 sections: Health Environment level; Absence of disability standards in provider training, Insufficient data on the health of people with disabilities, Lack of inclusive health promotion programs; Health Care System level; Scheduling constraints, Payment/Reimbursement issues, Lack of age appropriate services and supports; Clinical Practice level; Inaccessible office and equipment, Lack of staff training, Communication barriers; Provider level; Lack of disability training, Poor attitudes, Incomplete knowledge of care coordination

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