Inequity to Equity: Promoting Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities

The WPO and ODIP will host a conference aiming to highlight special issues concerning women with disabilities, including health disparities, reproductive health, psychological health and more

In April 2011, the Women’s Programs Office (WPO) and the Office on Disability Issues in Psychology (ODIP) received a contract through OWH, DHHS to host a two-day national conference in October 17-18, 2011 in Washington, D.C. which will highlight special issues concerning women with disabilities, including health disparities, disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, heath conditions, reproductive health, psychological health, abuse, access to care and services, and health equity. This two-day conference will target a national interdisciplinary cadre of psychologists and other health care professionals and consumers who are committed to the improved health outcomes for women with disabilities.

Join the American Psychological Association, the Howard University Women’s Health Institute, and Gallaudet University for an interactive, interdisciplinary conference, “Inequity to Equity: Promoting Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities” at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC on October 17 - 18, 2011. By promoting the exchange of knowledge and information among psychologists, other health care providers, researchers, educators, policymakers, women with disabilities and advocates, this conference aims to foster an integrated health care agenda that will improve health outcomes for women with disabilities.

Online registration will open on August 15.

Please visit the webpage to learn more.