The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality invites your blog submissions.
General Submission Guidelines
We are looking for submissions about disability justice, healthcare, and community living inequities faced by people with disabilities and proposed solutions to make the services within these systems more equitable. We want posts that will educate, inform, empower, and challenge people to think in new ways.
We are open for submissions year-round.
Guest blog posts are usually between 500 and 1,000 words. Please include a short bio and a photograph with your submission.
The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality team may work with you to edit your blog. Our publication schedule varies. Please allow at least one week between submission and proposed publication date.
Authors and photographers have rights. Please credit others’ work in your submission and cite our blog if you republish.
Following publication, we will share your blog post via Facebook, Twitter, and our newsletter.
We are committed to accessibility. Please use alt-text and captions for images. Do your best to write in plain-language. We will only post videos that are captioned.
The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality
Who We Are We are a group of people with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, professionals, and collaborators committed to learning and teaching about the interests, needs, and wants of people with marginalized identities and lived experiences of disabilities. Five partner organizations founded our Center.
What We Do The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality identifies and works together to reduce inequities in healthcare, community living, and justice for people with disabilities. The Center: (1) amplifies the voices of people with disabilities, (2) creates materials to impact positive change, and (2) shares information with people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and policymakers.
How We Work We convene a Community of Practice (CoP), which is a group of people collaborating to dismantle systems of ableism, racism, cisgenderism, and other forms of oppression. The Community of Practice will meet monthly and may work between some meetings to develop resources and tools. The Center is also home to the Changemakers Coalition, which supports the diversity of youth with disabilities working for a more equitable future.
How Can You Join If you are interested in joining the CoP, e-mail Leah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the Center, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
On January 1, 2022, the State of California launched a reparations program in an attempt to respond to its history of operating the largest eugenics/sterilization program in the country. From 1909 – 1979, 20,000 people were forcibly or involuntarily sterilized in the state of California However, providing reparations in the form of monetary compensation (approximately $25,000) to survivors has been complicated as the state tries to reconcile its past.
Life-limiting inequities continue to persist in healthcare, community living and justice for people with disabilities.
The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (Center for Dignity) focused on the important work of addressing the inequities that persist for people with disabilities in healthcare and their perpetuation due to systemic ableism.
Every person has their own unique and lived experiences. As poet Audre Lorde said, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
Contact: Leah Smith, Project Director Leah.Smith@cchmc.org
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) a Field Initiative (FI) Project Grant to study the impacts of internalized, interpersonal, and systemic ableism in healthcare services and systems.
Christina Eguizabal Love, Psy.D. Director of Health and Language Access Office for Health, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (O-HEID) Pediatric Neuropsychologist Kennedy Krieger Institute
In the United States, about 1 out of 5 people speak a language other than English at home,1 which equates to nearly 65 million individuals. Those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) do not speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.2 Providing language access means ensuring that individuals with LEP can communicate effectively to participate in and receive healthcare, an important component of culturally competent services.3 In fact, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and corresponding regulations, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), indicate that federal agencies and those receiving federal financial assistance are required to provide meaningful access to services for LEP individuals via trained interpreters, translation services, and more.
The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality is funded by the Administration for Community Living through funding opportunity number 90NCDE0001-01-00. This website formerly included the work of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.