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2023 Events 

Interagency Committee on Disability Research April Lunch & Learn

Webinar: Disability Cultural Competence in Health Care

AHIMA Foundation and the American Foundation for the Blind will present on research projects and findings related to disability cultural competence, access, and inclusion. At the end of the presentations, there will a 15-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. The audience will include a wide range of ICDR stakeholders, federal interagency partners, researchers, practitioners, disability organizations and ICDR Committee members. 


Patient Navigation & Community Health Worker Training

Webinar: Digital Readiness and Building Digital Health Literacy

In this 1-hour interactive webinar, AHIMA Foundation will provide an overview of digital health literacy and digital readiness in combating health inequities. Participants will learn how to go beyond basic definitions and examine new tools to evaluate digital readiness at the individual patient level for improved health outcomes. Those interested in the evolving role and impact of digital health navigation in healthcare settings are encouraged to attend. 


Assembly on Education Virtual Symposium (AOE)

Session: Building Digital Health Literacy for Patient Portal Use Equity 

  • July 26, 2023 │ VIRTUAL (registration opening in May)
  • October 18, 2023 │ VIRTUAL (registration opening in May)

In this 30-minute session, AHIMA Foundation will provide an overview of the digital divide and explore how digital readiness, digital health literacy, and digital accessibility impact an individual's ability to access, understand, and use their patient portal. Participants will learn how to go beyond basic definitions and examine the relationship between digital health literacy, patient portal access, and health outcomes. Patient experience videos and recent consumer research findings will also be presented. Those interested in the evolving role and impact of digital health navigation in healthcare settings are encouraged to attend.



2022 Events

AHIMA Foundation Virtual Silent Auction 2022

  • Bidding opens Monday, October 10th at 12:00 pm EST
  • Bidding closes Wednesday, October 12th at 12:00 pm EST

View and bid on great items from your desktop or smartphone. Creating an account is only required if you place a bid. All proceeds benefit AHIMA Foundation research, programs, and projects.


AHIMA22 Global Conference 

Session: WCAG...W3C...WAI... Wait, What? Web Accessibility Compliance Explained 

Learn about the evidence-based steps for improving the digital experience for patients with disabilities and injuries that may prevent them from fully accessing the healthcare information they need. Presenters will share the latest changes in WCAG 2.1 and offer a case study on a healthcare organization that has successfully improved web accessibility by becoming compliant with the guidelines.


Frontiers Health Global Conference 2022 

Session: Addressing Unequal Access to Digital Healthcare for People with Disabilities

When hospital websites and web-based tools, such as patient portals, are designed for people with a broad range of abilities it benefits everyone – including people without disabilities and older adults. However, many digital access barriers exist. This session will provide an overview of AHIMA Foundation’s research into the role of web accessibility in increasing the proportion of people who can equitably view, download, and send their electronic health information. From an accessibility program implementation and compliance perspective, the Disability Equity Collaborative will share challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from ADA coordinators working in diverse healthcare organizations.

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Interested in AHIMA Foundation representation at your next event? Members of our staff frequently speak on health and education industry panels, present research findings, and provide instruction on digital health literacy and digital health equity topics. 

Published 10/06/2022
Last Updated 03/29/2023
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