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Social Media Subscriber & Membership Drive: click here

Affordable Care Act Revision – Preserving Protections for Persons with Disabilitiesclick here.

Time to Check Your Health Insuranceclick here.

AAHD – Disability & Health Journal, October 2016 issue available here

US Access Board Approves New Rules for Accessible Medical Diagnostic EquipmentLearn more.

AAHD presents on Friends of NCBDDD Webinar, “Improving Health for People with Disabilities

The Disability Research and Dissemination Center announces 2016-2017 grantees.  Learn more.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation releases Paralysis Briefs. Click here.

Visit CDC website to learn more about Zika prevention, transmission and symptoms. 

AAHD and Susan Komen Foundation partner on breast health for women initiative. Learn more.

AAHD and Special Olympics Internationl collaborate on 5-year NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement. Learn more.

AAHD to partner with NCHPAD on 5-year NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement. Learn more.

Visit AAHD’s National Disability Navigator Resources Collaborative to learn about ACA Enrollment and 2016 Community Outreach Collaboratives at  www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org

Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII), a New Evaluation Tool for Improving Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Community Health Initiatives

Southwest Conference on Disability – October 5-7, 2016more info.

UWA – Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)  view dissemination materials 

AAHD 2016 Public Policy Priorities Read more

AAHD announces role as Strategic Partner for Washington State University (Spokane) – NIDLRR Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)… Read more

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

NDNRC releases video series featuring important Affordable Care Act enrollment questions… more info

AAHD Launches 2016 Membership Campaign….click here.

Incentivizing Healthy Behaviors and Personal Responsibility: Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana

October National Academy for State Health Policy conference session
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Promoting Physical Activity: A National Conversation – December 15

NIDILRR funded Temple University Community Inclusion RRTC
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Strengthening the Workforce To Support Community Living – Persons with Disabilities & the Aged

November 22 National Academy of Medicine workshop proceedings
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Integrating Social & Medical Data To Improve Population Health

November 25 Health Affairs article abstract
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How ACOs Seek To & Improve Population Health By Addressing Non-Medical Needs of Patients

November 25 Health Affairs article abstract
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