Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Ableism within health care professions: a systematic review of the experiences and impact of discrimination against health care providers with disabilities

Lindsay, S., Fuentes, K., Ragunathan, S., Lamaj, L., Dyson, J.

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This literature review explores the experiences of disabled healthcare workers and the impact that ableism has on their career development and well-being. Workplace ableism is common in professional settings and health care settings are no exception. The authors of this review argue that this pervasive ableism could be discouraging people with disabilities from considering careers in the medical field and that workplace discrimination and disability-unfriendly settings have negative impacts on the health of these providers.

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Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

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