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Enhancing Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind Patients in Rural America

Description
Discusses the barriers to care that rural patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind face, including lack of accommodations and inadequate clinician training. Features a Michigan clinic with American Sign Language-fluent staff, a New Jersey state division providing deaf sensitivity training, and a Colorado program that brings interpreters to rural communities.
Author(s)
Allee Mead
Citation
Rural Monitor
Date
10/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Rural Health Information Hub
Tagged as
Access · Culture and cultural competency · Health workforce education and training · Hearing impairment · People with disabilities · Vision impairment · Colorado · Michigan · New Jersey