Introduction to DCC and Disabilities

You can view the webinar recording below to receive continuing education credit. Supporting documents such as webinar slides, transcript, and additional resources are available to download by scrolling to the attachments section below.


This webinar is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The first webinar in the series explores the concepts and practices of the DCC model and defines the term disability. Webinar viewers will examine the differences between age-related disabilities, different disability types and the functional limitations and bias that participants may experience. This webinar provides a thorough understanding of the attitudinal shift from the traditional medical model to the patient-centered model. The webinar also introduces the seven pillars of the DCC model which is covered by subsequent webinars in more detail.

Webinar Presenter: Chris Duff, Disability Practice and Policy Consultant


1. Defining disability

-Understanding the different types and experiences of disability

2. Challenges of the current health care delivery system

-Understanding the shift in attitudinal models towards health care, from traditional to patient-centered (DCC)

3. The DCC Model

-Introduction to the seven pillars of DCC

Continuing Education Credit Information:


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer continuing education credit.

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this activity. CEU will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity. CEU credit for this course expires at midnight on February 8, 2020.

After viewing the recording, please visit to access the post-test. More information can be found in the Continuing Education Credit Guide.

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