Improving health outcomes for people with disabilities

As detailed in Improving Primary Care for People with Disabilities, co-authored by UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s independent Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Advisory Board and National Advisory Board, many providers agree that individuals with disabilities do not receive adequate person-centered primary care. Barriers to care include a lack of patient resources and supports, limited provider training and education, and inaccessible facilities and equipment. Community-based organizations (CBOs), Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), offer expertise and services that can help inform and address these barriers.

This brief outlines the systems that have shaped the lives of people living with disabilities and the opportunities to build bridges across sectors to help deliver comprehensive, holistic care.

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