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Latest Issue of Disability and Health Journal -July 2015

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

News to Use

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act premium subsidies: click here. The president’s address hereRead the Supreme Court’s ruling here.

NY Reverses Limitation on Prosthetic Coverage..more info here

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

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

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

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AAHD Launches 2015 Membership Campaign….click 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.

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

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

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

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

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

National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) releases new Fact Sheets… Click here..

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


Workplace Wellness: Promises, Challenges, and Legal Questions

June 22 Alliance for Health Reform Congressional briefing
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Collaboration Between Healthcare and Public Health: IOM Workshop Summary

June 24 Institute of Medicine (IOM) announcement
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Medicaid Financing of Housing-Related Activities for Individuals with Disabilities

June 26 CMS information bulletin
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Understanding Medicaid Home and Community-based Services: A Primer

2010 HHS Assistant Sec. for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) primer receiving renewed recent attention
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Mississippi: Improving Long-Term Services and Supports

AARP-Commonwealth Fund-Scan Foundation case study
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