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Latest Issue of Disability and Health Journal -April 2015


Issue Highlights

Dedicated to improve overall health and reduce health disparities for people with disabilities through health promotion and wellness.

News to Use

AAHD - Disability & Health Journal, April 2015 issue available here

Presidents Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) on the designation of people with intellectual disabilities as being Medically Underserved Populaiton (MUP) click here.

AAHD Launches 2015 Membership Campaign….click here.

Disability and Health Data System webinar. The archived webinar can be found here.

NCBDDD Research RFA’s released January 20th, 2015. Click here.

Friends of NCBDDD Webinar: Uncovering the Power of Data: Disability and Health Data Systems (DHDS)..More info.

White House Announces Disability Hiring Guide for Employers. The guide can be downloaded here: PDF.

National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) releases new Fact Aheets -February 2015: Click here..

Disability and Public Health News….click here for weekly update.

AAHD Quoted in Mental Health Weekly Challenges for 2015..more info.

Congress passes ABLE Act – Dec. 17th, 2014  More info here.

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Visit AAHD’s National Disability Navigator Resources Collaborative to learn about ACA Enrollment and 2015 Community Outreach Collaboratives at  www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org

National Council on Aging leads first ever National Falls Prevention Resource Center – visit  www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/falls-prevention

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability  May 2015:  www.pacrim.hawaii.edu

AAHD and Drexel University On Line form partnership for tuition reduction for AAHD members – More info here.

Guidelines on Disability Inclusion on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity: click here.  Also click on guidelines on the right of this page.

Community Health Needs Assessments – Aligning Public Health and Health Care Delivery To Improve Population Health

April 9 Institute of Medicine (IOM) paper
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From Health Determinant Benchmarks to Health Investment Benchmarks

CDC Preventing Chronic Disease essay
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“What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Population Health”

April 6 Health Affairs
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Employer Wellness Programs and Nondiscrimination Rights

April 3 Families USA
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CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: New Data, Trends, and Maps

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