The Arc Tennessee and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center are partnering to collect stories from individuals with disabilities and their families on the topic of health care access. We need your stories! We collected stories on this topic in the fall and will continue to do so into the spring. Please consider participation if you have experienced any of the following:
· Do you have challenges accessing health care because of where you live? Do you have to travel to access quality care?
· Have you had challenges finding a professional who will provide health care services to you/your son or daughter?
· Do you/your son or daughter have challenges with receiving quality care from a provider because of their lack of knowledge or training in providing services to people with disabilities?
· Other issues?
The project is an important educational tool for legislators and policymakers, health care providers, and also for the Vanderbilt student interviewers who are given the opportunity to learn from you. Interviews last about an hour, can take place in your home or other location (even over the phone!), and will be conducted between February and March, depending on what works best for you.
Please let me know ASAP if you are willing to advocate in this way. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate you taking the time to consider this opportunity!
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