Improving Primary Care for People with Disabilities

Primary care can greatly influence and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Over the past year, 36% of individuals with disabilities reported delaying or missing needed health care. Almost half have yet to schedule missed primary or preventive health care.

This policy brief created by the National Federally Qualified Health Center Advisory Board with support from Community & State, provides an overview of surveys and findings from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities. It includes information to help fully understand the challenges individuals with disabilities face when accessing primary care and ways to strengthen person-centered care that meets their needs. 

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