On behalf of the board and staff of AAHD, we hope you enjoy our quarterly electronic newsletter, Health and Disability. This newsletter complements our weekly electronic newsletter, Disability and Public Health in the Media. AAHD plays a key role in information dissemination, policy development and partnership education and collaboration in the field of disability and public… Read More »»
News from AAHD
AAHD is proud to be a promotional partner for Mental Health America’s 2013 annual conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthrough and Pathways to Whole Health. This year’s conference will examine current and future whole health and wellness strategies for society at large. There will be cutting-edge approaches and policy initiatives, programs and tools from across the… Read More »»
AAHD Executive Director Roberta Carlin was invited to participate in “Honoring the Promise,” an event to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, at the Eisenhower Theater in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The opening remarks paid tribute to AAHD’s Project Accessibility, the only grantee program recognized at… Read More »»
In June 2011, AAHD began publishing a weekly electronic update called Disability and Public Health in the Media. AAHD delivers this electronic update every Tuesday to more than 4,000 subscribers. To subscribe to this weekly publication, please e-mail email@example.com. AAHD staff have received very positive comments about the content and quality of this publication and… Read More »»
AAHD has worked with numerous national colations during 2011 to promote the health and wellness of people with disabilities. The association has been busy advocating for appropriate implementation of the Affordable Care Act for people with disabilities: Securing essential health benefits Ensuring access to health insurance exchanges and to accountable care organizations Using health information… Read More »»
AAHD is cosponsoring a free four-part webinar series: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease for People with Disabilities with our colleagues from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). The first webinar, CDC’s Public Health Approach to Disability, was October 25, 2011. The PowerPoint and audio files are archived on our website. The second… Read More »»
The Health Promotion Resource Center is receiving more visits to its site every year. In November, AAHD added documents on health disparities and disability, accessibility, and disability etiquette to the Research and Best Abstracts sections.
The AAHD Health Promotion Resource Center (HPRC) is a free clearinghouse offering contemporary scientific, policy and educational information on disability and health. In April, the HPRC added new fact sheets, research abstracts and best practices. The new fact sheets are on the following topics: Obesity and Disability, Health Screening and People with Disabilities, Health Disparities… Read More »»
In June, AAHD will begin publishing a weekly update of media portrayals of disability across the nation. All current AAHD members will receive the weekly update, as well as other disability- and public-health-related items of interest identified by the staff and board. To sign up to receive the latest AAHD publications, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with many other advocacy organizations, AAHD has signed a letter to Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Senator Olympia Snow (R-Maine) in support of the Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act. This bill would eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric care for Medicare beneficiaries, thereby giving Medicare beneficiaries the same access to mental… Read More »»