Disabled Not Disposable is a free virtual conference for health care providers who seek increased knowledge and training on providing quality and dignified care for patients with disabilities. The hope is that this conference will result in decreased health inequities faced by the disability community and improve trust with a community that disproportionately requires complex care. The half-day virtual event will involve four educational sessions between the medical community and the disability community.
The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) has learned that an article we published in our October newsletter contained incorrect information about the Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) program. We offer the following clarifications.
Concerned about the current increase of COVID-19? Get information about how to protect yourself and others. For more information about vaccinations, boosters, free PPE, and test kits, as well as access to therapeutics if you become ill; reach out to the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living Covid Community Coordinator team. Call 1-800-409-5594 or email MDH@mcil-mn.org.
Please join the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living and the Metropolitan Council for a community gathering regarding housing and land use. If you are an adult with a disability living in the metro area, come share your unique perspective and vision for the future. Make a difference in your community!
Bothered by the Canadian wildfire smoke and haze? The main health concern from wildfire smoke comes from the amount of very fine particles in the air. As we learned during the height of COVID-19, high-quality masks like N95s and KN95s can offer significant protection against COVID. They can also protect against smoke particulates. MCIL’s COVID Community Coordination team can send you a FREE PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Care Package.
Cow Tipping Press is gearing up for the 3rd annual Cowchella. The event will be Thursday, August 3rd from 4:00-8pm, at Springboard for the Arts, 262 University Ave W, St. Paul, 55103. Cow Tipping Press will be releasing brand new books featuring more than 30 authors with intellectual and developmental disabilities reading their new pieces live. The event also features live music by aka_theloving light and 26 Bats, local food trucks and pop ups, and an org celebrating our beautiful disability artist/activist community.