Health Equity at DRM

Health Care Access for People with Disabilities

Disability Rights Maine (DRM), with funding from the Maine Health Access Foundation, is conducting a research project that will identify the barriers to accessing health care that Maine people with disabilities experience every day. Our goal is to improve the health care system by collecting data and stories directly from people with disabilities.

Health Care Access Survey

We know that people with disabilities face barriers to accessing good health care, but no one has collected this data before. This survey is a rare opportunity for you to share your experiences. We need as many people as possible to fill out the survey about access to good health care.

For this survey, when we say the words “health care” we mean the use of hospitals, emergency rooms, dentists, primary care providers, mental or behavioral health providers, and more. If you do not receive any health care services, we still want to hear from you.

We need to hear from you and as many people with disabilities in Maine as possible. This survey is a rare opportunity for you to share your experiences and to help us make changes to the health care system. Please complete this survey and share it with as many other people as you can!

The results of this survey will be used to advocate for changes that will improve access to and the quality of health care for people with disabilities in Maine. We cannot do it without you!

This survey is available in English and ASL. Click a link below to take part in this exciting and unique opportunity!

DRM Health Care Access Survey Flyer (PDF)

DRM is able to use LanguageLine ( to ensure the survey is accessible to everyone in any language they would like. If you would like to take the survey in a language other than English or ASL, please contact Jennifer Battis via email,, or call 207.626.2774.

If you would like DRM staff to help you complete the survey, please email Jennifer Battis or call 207.626.2774.

Survey flyer translations (PDF):

Survey flyer translations (Microsoft Word - Plain Text)

Health Care Access Forums

In addition to our Health Care Access survey, we will also be holding focus groups where you can share your experiences in more detail. Please contact Jennifer Battis at or 207.626.2774 if you are interested in participating in the focus groups or would like more information.