Please visit AAHD’s official journal, the Disability and Health Journal to read the Medline and PsycInfo articles that have been published since 2008 on health promotion and people with disabilities.
Elderly persons in the risk zone. Design of a multidimensional, health-promoting, randomised three-armed controlled trial for “prefrail” people of 80+ years living at home
Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Gosman-Hedström G, Edberg AK, Wilhelmson K, Eklund K, Duner A, Ziden L, Welmer AK, Landahl S. BMC Geriatr. 2010 May 26;10:27. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-10-27. SOURCE: Vårdalinstitutet, The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, Universities of Gothenburg and Lund, Sweden. Synneve.Dahlin-Ivanoff@gu.se BACKGROUND: The very old (80+) are often described as a “frail” group that is particularly… Read More »»
Improving health for elderly people: an international health promotion and disease prevention agenda
Besdine RW, Wetle TF. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jun;22(3):219-30. SOURCE: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. Richard_Besdine@Brown.EDU Across the world, there are substantial but missed opportunities for promoting health of older persons and extending the healthy life span. Current approaches to health care rely on late detection and… Read More »»
Mau W, Reuter S. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Oct;136(43):2199-204. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1292033. Epub 2011 Oct 18. [Article in German] SOURCE: Institut für Rehabilitationsmedizin, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. firstname.lastname@example.org Considering the increasing disability with higher age and the demographic changes health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation are of high relevance for the maintenance and restoration of activity and participation of… Read More »»
Perceptions of an older patient on the role of the family doctor in health promotion: a qualitative case study
Marcinowicz L, Pawlikowska T, Windak A, Chlabicz S. J Med Case Rep. 2013 Feb 28;7(1):57. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-7-57. Department of Family Medicine and Community Nursing, Medical University of Bialystok, Mieszka I 4 B, Bialystok 15 054, Poland. email@example.com. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Health promotion and disease prevention are important aspects of primary health care. However, limited data are… Read More »»
On May 29, three agencies of the federal government (HHS-Labor-Treasury) issued final rules governing permissible rewards group health insurance plans may provide to promote wellness, in a non-discriminatory manner. The rules are available for download: PDF.
“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical… Read More »»
By Clarke Ross, D.P.A. The National Quality Forum, a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting, builds consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement. The NQF released its interim report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on quality measures for… Read More »»
Brackenridge Hospital’s Brain and Spine Recovery Center Contact URL http://www.seton.net/about_seton/news/2006/09/13/people_with_spinal_cord_injuries_now_have_access_to_comprehensive_recovery_program The National Spinal Cord Injury Association: “A Public Health Action Plan For Paralysis And Similar Mobility Impairments, October 2005″ by Jeanne Alongi, Public Health Consultant Contact URL http://www.spinalcord.org/news.php?dep=1&page=0&list=645 The University of Alabama at Birmingham Model SCI Care System Secondary Conditions webpage Contact URL http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=97417… Read More »»