According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a recent study showed that 29 percent of people with disabilities said that they didn’t have all of their health care needs met, compared to 12 percent of people without disabilities. Besides access to quality health care, people also need the tools and knowledge to help them stay healthy. For persons with disabilities, this also means knowing that conditions secondary to their disability–from pain to depression to urinary tract infections–can be treated successfully. Most importantly, staying healthy means being able to access health care that meets the needs of the whole person–not just his or her disability.
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