Our mission at Deaf Health Initiative (DHI) is to reduce current health and education disparities in unique to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Ensuring quality communication is at the forefront of DHI's goal to bring higher standards in healthcare and education to those with hearing losses. Through advocacy, policy, and technology, DHI brings the cultural competency needed for hospitals and healthcare providers to effectively interact with and provide quality care for deaf patients. In turn, our efforts help foster better understanding and reduce liability in the workplace.
Through policy development and implementation, we collaborate with:
Local and international healthcare systems
Health maintenance organizations and insurance companies
Teaching medical institutions and schools
Government agencies and policymakers