Disability Advocates: Increase Provider Support, HCBS Access

By Maya Goldman / March 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM
Advocates are pushing to advance health equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through policies like COVID-19 vaccine prioritization, increased access to home- and community-based services and better coverage and delivery of care. Stakeholders say both policy changes and a mental shift in health care providers’ perceptions of people with IDD are needed. “In my mind, the first thing that we need to do, the biggest mindset change that we need to understand, [is] that people with disabilities are...

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