Who We Are

The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (CDHPD) is a virtual center with the goal of identifying and reducing life-limiting healthcare inequities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by improving access to anti-discrimination medical protocols.

Core Team

What We Do

Develop resources for healthcare professionals to understand the civil rights and support the needs of Americans with disabilities as they access routine and lifesaving care; and engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to learn more about advocacy related to healthcare discrimination.


Our Partners

The Center consists of eight national partners with expertise in IDD, medicine, law, self-determination and family support; and an Advisory Board and Subcommittees that address various medical discrimination issues that individuals with IDD experience.

List of Partners
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