Who we are
The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education, Inc. (ADHCE), is a “501 (c) (3) Public Charity” organization of healthcare educators and professionals (e.g. medicine, nursing, public health, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and others) who are working to integrate disability-related content and experiences into healthcare education and training programs. Through journal article publications, presenting at conferences, and participating on advisory panels and workgroups, the Alliance strives to ensure that the need for disability-related education and training in healthcare is recognized and addressed.
The mission of the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education, an interdisciplinary organization, is to advance the availability of effective, appropriate and high quality health care for persons with disabilities by promoting the inclusion of disability-related theory, research, and clinical learning experiences in healthcare training.
The vision of the Alliance is to be a international leader and resource to support medical, nursing, dental, social work and all other health care and health-related professional curriculums. Additionally, to recognize the benefits to students when they integrate research and evidence-based skills and strategies. The Alliance also aims to establish professional standards and competencies designed to promote and deliver high quality healthcare for all people with disabilities across the lifespan.
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Monthly ADHCE Meetings
On the First Thursday of every month at 11:30 EST ADHCE provides a networking opportunity to members and interested guests. The monthly meeting includes presentations around current topics of interest, advocacy, and announcements for upcoming events. You can also learn more about the organization and the wonderful work of its members. Students are welcomed.
If you are not a member and would like to attend the monthly meeting, please visit the Upcoming Events section below to register to receive a Zoom invite to attend. Members will receive the monthly ZOOM link in an email communication.
We hope you consider supporting our work and join ADHCE as a member. We welcome additional donations to support ongoing operational expenses as the organization continues to grow. We also provide student scholarships on topics of Disability Education and Advocacy.