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Social Media Subscriber & Membership Drive: click here

Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) : An Evaluation Tool for Improving Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Community Health Initiatives Released – click here.

HHS Finalizes Rule to Improve Health Equity Under the Affordable Care Actclick here.

The Affordable Care Act Persons with Disabilities: An Introduction and Overview presented on May 4, 2016 – click here.

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

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

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

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

UWA – Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) (Feb. 2016)  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.

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

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


Policy and Research Needs To Maximize Independence and Support Community Living

May 11 announced National Academy of Medicine, March 4 released report
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NIDILRR/ACL Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Transportation Priority

May 11 National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research/Administration for Community Living announcement
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Final ACA Rule To Improve Health Equity

May 13 HHS Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1557 nondiscrimination final rule
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Health and Housing 101 – Relationships

May 11 Community Catalyst webinar
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California – Beneficiary Experience in Demos Serving Persons Dually-Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

May 11 announced Scan Foundation presentation
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