Tag Archives: Department of Health Care Services

Orange County Residents Sue County and State Agencies

December 21, 2016
Orange County Residents Sue County and State Agencies for Discrimination in Medical Services Against Persons with HIV
Despite Advances In Education, Awareness, And Legal Protections Such As The ADA Passed 26 Years Ago, People Living With HIV Continue To Face Stigma And Discrimination — Including Health Care.

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DREDF and Disability Rights California Reach Agreement to Make the Program More Accessible.

April 29, 2016
Ask your county IHSS worker. You can request your preferred format when you file an application, have an initial assessment, or a reassessment. You can also call your county IHSS worker. Some other IHSS information and documents may be available in alternative formats. You may ask your county IHSS worker for something you need. If it can be provided in your desired format, it will be. If not, your county IHSS worker will work with you to find an alternative that will work for you.

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It’s What We Hoped Would Happen: HEALTHCARE STORIES

January 12, 2014
It's absolutely satisfying to see DREDF's HEALTHCARE STORIES videos make their way into the hands of our primary target audiences: providers of healthcare services and medical educators. On January 24, 2014, Mary Lou Breslin will screen a selection of our HEALTHCARE STORIES at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the leading medical centers and schools in the US.

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New Dispatches From the Front Lines of Health Care

February 22, 2013
DREDF is pleased to announce the release of our newest HEALTHCARE STORIES that feature people with developmental disabilities and their families, and an intrepid primary healthcare provider who has defined the field of developmental medicine.

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Mandatory E-Filing

January 25, 2013
On behalf of the undersigned California-based, IOLTA-funded non-profit disability rights advocacy organizations, we applaud the Court Technology and Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committees’ efforts to craft an appropriate uniform rule to address issues related to electronic filing and electronic service in the state’s trial courts. We appreciate this opportunity to offer the attached insights and recommendations in response to the Invitation to Comment (“Invitation”).

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LAAC Comments on Mandatory E-Filing

January 23, 2013
On January 25, 2013, DREDF, with cosigning organizations Disability Rights California, Disability Rights Legal Center, and Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, submitted comments and recommendations to protect access as California state courts transition to e–filing and e-service systems. The full letter was part of a larger joint legal aid system comment that included the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC). Our shared purpose was to underscore the value of electronic access to marginalized communities – and how to not squander this opportunity for improvements.

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Healthcare Stories Launch

July 2, 2012
We are pleased to announce the launch of HEALTHCARE STORIES – free, downloadable short videos that illustrate as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that still stand in the way of getting appropriate health care for many people with disabilities.

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