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Engaging Patients with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions

Research shows that for Kansans with disabilities, nearly 75% are overweight or obese; only 12.8% meet physical activity guidelines and only 54.3% visited a dentist in the past year. It is vitally important that individuals with disabilities be provided with support and opportunities to make improvements in their health. This series of independent study sessions will provide the health care community with initiatives that support health for people with disabilities; have an opportunity to learn about barriers faced in accessing health care and promoting health; how to create an accessible health care environment; and provide information on federal disability programs, employment for people with disabilities and ways that medical providers can best support their patients with disabilities. 

Individual Sessions Available

Click the titles below for additional information such as faculty and continuing education credit information.

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Understanding Health Disparities and the Social vs. Medical Model of Disability

Addressing Real-Life Experiences of People with Disabilities

Creating an Accessible Health Care Environment

Navigating Medicare, Medicaid, and Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Who is it for?

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, ACHA-Admin, SW, PT/OT (not pre approved), Public Health and Other Allied Health Professionals

How much does it cost?

$15 per individual session per participant. The participant must be paid in full to access course materials, and the participant must complete all noted requirements in order to receive CE credit.

How to register

Each session in this series is a standalone session that can be completed individually.

To access registration and additional session information, click on the link below each session. Session details and syllabus are available on each page. Completion requirements to receive CE credit are noted in the syllabus for each session.

On each session page, to register for a session, click on the blue "Continue to Enduring Material" button on the session page to be prompted to log in or create an eeds account, complete payment online for the session, and be granted access to the course materials.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for these sessions. The registration fee cannot be transferred to other offerings. KU Medical Center AHEC reserves the right to cancel the program and return all fees.

Online content may be subject to periodic review and may expire on June 30, 2020.

Continuing Education Credit

All participants requesting continuing education credit must be paid in full and must complete requirements as noted in the program syllabus for each session. For each session, participant requirements include payment of $15 registration fee, completion of all program materials including handouts and entire recording, completion of the post-test with 80% passing rate, and completion of the program evaluation.

Credit will be awarded based upon completion of the entire session and any noted requirements. Please see the program syllabus for each session for full program information.

For More Information:

Contact Hannah Franzen at

Last modified: Sep 25, 2020