In this webinar, Dr. Matthew Weed focused on bringing awareness to the challenges patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their caregivers face and the importance of better understanding their needs. Dr. Weed also touched on the Americans with Disabilities Act and discussed accessibility and accommodations for patients with chronic health concerns and disabilities.

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Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), the community-engaged research arm of safety net hospital Sinai Chicago (Sinai), is a leader in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative approaches to improve population health with a primary focus on communities on the South and West Sides of Chicago. Residents of these majority Black and Latinx communities often...

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Transitioning to adulthood is challenging, especially for youth in the foster care system. The roughly 50% of youth that age out of foster care without either returning to the custody of a biological parent or being adopted often lack the support they need to encourage their ongoing attention to their physical and behavioral needs. Since...

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Medically fragile foster children are a vulnerable population who require specialized interventions in order to ensure their safety and well-being. Research indicates that medically complex children are at higher risk of maltreatment and as a result may have an increased likelihood to become involved with the child welfare system. 

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