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ADHCE Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education were urged to be adopted by The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education:

On July 14, 2021, The National Council on Disabilities wrote a letter to Accreditation Council on Graduate  Medical Education (ACGME), urging "ACGME to require all of its accredited residency and fellowship programs adopt and implement disability cultural competency training to ensure that physicians are prepared to meet the health needs of people with disabilities. We recommend that such training incorporate the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education drafted by the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. Those core competencies present standards on social, environmental, and physical aspects of disability to inform future health professionals on how to provide effective, interprofessional team-based health care. Moreover, it is imperative that people with disabilities are involved in the development of that training." ​

  • The Ohio State University Nisonger Center & Alliance for Disability Health Care Education utilized the Delphi Method to gain consensus from a broad, diverse and inclusive group to create the Core Competencies on Disabilities Standards to guide education on disabilities.

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