Health Equity Series: Supporting Individuals with Disabilities and Affected by Covid-19

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Recorded Webinar
May 26, 2021 @ 11am CT.

During these unprecedented times, social policies must prioritize equity and justiceIn this webinar with Dr. Kara Ayers, director of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities, participants will learn about the effects of COVID-19 on individuals with a disability, including implications of access and opportunity with the vaccine rolloutJoin us in this conversation about supporting individuals with a disability in community plans to mitigate COVID-19 and helping all residents become resilient and better able to thrive in the future. 

About the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) 

This is the third of three webinars presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation (COA) in partnership with NCRNWith the critical goal of improving social determinants through health equity, this partnership will mobilize community-based organizations across the U.S. to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities that are disproportionately impacted through disseminating culturally and linguistically relevant resources to the hardest hit communities. 

Webinars in this Series 

March 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT 

Addressing the History of Medical Mistrust in Communities of Color  

April 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT 


About the Alliance and COA Health Equity Series 

Everyone needs the building blocks for health and well-being in order to thrive, reach their full potential, and meaningfully contribute to society. The Alliance and COA are committed to health equity as a key strategy to increase the safety and well-being of individuals, families, and communities most impacted by inequality and racism. This is done by: 

Register Now for this Related Session 

April 30, 1-2 p.m. CT 

Takeaways(Three to five bulleted takeaways)  

  • How organizations can participate in local COVID-19 mitigation efforts  

  • Strategies for effective partnerships among community-based organizations 

  • Opportunities for systemic change though advocacy and policy making 

  • Expectations for communities “after” the pandemi 

Presenter(s) Name, Title, Organization, Photo, and Bio 

Kara Ayers, PhD, is the associate director and an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD). She is director of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities and a co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project.  

Dr. Ayers’ interests include disability identity/culture, bioethics, community inclusion, and the use of media to teach, empower, and reduce stigma. She was a recent expert advisor to the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Equity Taskforce and serves on multiple coalitions related to improving various outcomes for people with disabilities. Dr. Ayers infuses the mantra, “Nothing about us without us,” into all her scholarly and community-based pursuits.  Follow Kara Ayers’ work on Facebook @ucucedd and Twitter @drkaraayers @thinkequitable