Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adults with disabilities who experience delays in receiving primary and periodic preventive care due to cost
Baseline: 37.2 percent of adults with disabilities aged 18 years and over experienced delays in receiving primary and periodic preventive care due to cost in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 34.9 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Many adults who have disabilities put off preventive health care services, like vaccinations and cancer screenings, because of cost. These delays can lead to many health problems, including preventable diseases. Strategies to make preventive care more affordable for people with disabilities include telemedicine, coordinated care, and shared decision-making.
Workgroup: Disability and Health Workgroup