National organizations and healthcare groups will join forces this week from
November 1st- 7th
in celebration of National Patient Accessibility Week.
NPAW is a national education and awareness-building campaign focused on the reality that healthcare providers need and are obligated by law to have accessible, Barrier-Free facilities for patients who have disabilities.
In reference to http://thebarrierfreehealthcareinitiative.org/:
The Barrier Free Healthcare Initiative (TBFHI) is spearheaded by advocates, non-profit organizations, legal service providers, and lawyers whose goal is to eliminate the physical and programmatic barriers that people with disabilities face in obtaining healthcare. BFHI aims to develop and support legal advocacy and policy initiatives designed to eliminate these barriers in hospitals and other settings where medical care is provided.
This week you can show your support by making sure your healthcare provider has access for all! Help those with mobility issues, and speak up if you notice someone having trouble 🙂