The Program for Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities

Working to understand and address health and participation disparities among people with disabilities

Our Peers-Empowerment and Navigational Support for People with Disabilities (OP-ENS)

A peer health navigator program tailored to meet the primary health care needs of Medicaid beneficiaries with physical disabilities 

ScreenABLE Saturday

A celebration of wellness for women with disabilities hosted by the Program for Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities

Our Lab Mission

The Program for Healthcare Justice is a vibrant team of researchers, graduate students and disability community members led by Dr. Susan Magasi that work together to understand and address health and participation disparities among people with disabilities.

In close partnership with the disability community, we are focusing on research into the use of peer support interventions to promote healthcare access, quality and outcomes for people with disabilities.

A central component of our research mission is the inclusion of people with disabilities in all phases of the research process, from project design and development through dissemination and knowledge translation.

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Projects

We work on a variety federally funded research studies that seek to understand and address health, healthcare, and participation disparities among people with disabilities.

In Illinois, women with disabilities are 22% less likely than to get a mammogram than women without disabilities. You have the right to speak up, you are screen-able.

Resources

We want to make sure our research findings and products are available to everyone.

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Publications

Publication in academic journals is one way to share information about research.

 

Program for Healthcare Justice team

Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of diverse faculty, students, and community members all dedicated to promoting health equity for people with disabilities.

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Contact Us

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