$25.00 USD

Growing a Diverse Workforce: Including Deaf Healthcare Professionals

Examining diversity in healthcare, this course emphasizes the inclusion of professionals with hearing loss, covering barriers, benefits, and accessibility strategies.

Explore the importance of a diverse healthcare workforce, focusing on the inclusion of healthcare professionals with hearing loss. Identify barriers in training for deaf individuals and understand the benefits they bring to healthcare. Gain knowledge of strategies to enhance accessibility and inclusion. Draw on research and experiences in medical education, applicable to various health professions. Note: Deafblindness and autism intersectionality are not covered.


  1. Identify common barriers to healthcare profession training for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing on the path to being healthcare professionals (HCP)
  2. Appraise reasons why healthcare would benefit from HCP with hearing loss
  3. List at least three strategies or resources for increasing opportunities through awareness, accessibility, and inclusion

Duration: 30 minutes

Content Knowledge Level:

  • Novice: Limited knowledge or experience in the subject matter.
  • Beginner: Basic understanding and familiarity with the foundational concepts.

Target Audience:

  • Professional Studies (PS): Content directly applicable or impactful to healthcare professionals, interpreters, and transliterators.
  • General Studies (GS): Topics that broaden the general or global knowledge base of healthcare professionals, interpreters, and transliterators. 

Disability Statement:
ASL interpreters and live Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) provided by A5 Interpreting. 

If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Bridges Oregon activity, please notify the Bridges Oregon at (971) 202-1500 or [email protected] at least 3 full business days in advance.

Diversity Statement:
Bridges Oregon is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

Refund Policy:
Webinar registration purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable.