The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) collaborates with numerous non profit organizations, state health and developmental disabilities departments, universities, non profit organizations and private corporations, including health plans. AAHD staff previously served as Chair of the Friends of the NCBDDD and Chair of the Friends Advocacy Coalition and on the Executive Committee of the American Public Health Association Disability Section.  AAHD staff serve on the SAMHSA National Wellness Campaign Steering Committee, National Quality Forum (NQF) workgroup on persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and is the NQF representative of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long Term Services and Supports. AAHD staff serves on the NACCHO National Disability Workgroup and serve as a Co-Chair the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Prevention Task Force. AAHD staff serve as a member of the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) Health IT Policy Committee, Consumer Empowerment Workgroup.

Coalitions & Partnerships

AAHD Participates in Coalitions and Partnerships with:

CDC Coalition

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Task Force

Consumer Partnership for e-Health

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Health

Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities Task Force on LTSS

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities ad hoc Task Force on Medicaid

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Prevention

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Veterans and Military Families

Coalition for Health Funding

Coalition for Whole Health

Disability Partners – NCBDDD at CDC

Disability Rehabilitation and Research Coalition (DRRC)

Disability Research and Dissemination Center/NCBDDD (DRDC)

Friends of NCBDDD at CDC

Friday Morning Collaborative

Habilitation Benefits Coalition

I Can Do It National Steering Committee

Inclusive Fitness Coalition

Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform

Mental Health Liaison Group

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

National Health Council

National Health Equity Coalition

National Women’s Law Center – Essential Health Benefits Coalition

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

Physician-Parent Caregivers

PIPC – Partnership to Improve Patient Care – PCORI-Disability Inclusion Coalition

Trust for America’s Health – Prevention and Public Health Fund Coalition

Trust for America’s Health – Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Coalition


AAHD Participates in Educational/Informational Forums conducted by:

AAIDD – American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AAPD – American Association for Persons with Disabilities

Administration for Community Living-HHS

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ – Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Alliance for Health Reform

American College of Mental Health Administration [renamed – The College for Behavioral Health Leadership]

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)

ASTHO – Association of State and Territorial Health Officers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid)

Commonwealth Fund

Community Catalyst

Department of Education-NIDRR

Department of Health and Human Services

Disability Funders Network

Families USA

Forum at Harvard School of Public Health

Health Affairs

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Long Term Care Discussion Group – America’s Health Insurance Plans

Mathematica Policy Research

Mental Health America

National Academy for State Health Policy

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

National Association of States United for Aging and Disability

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

National Council on Aging, Crossroads for Home and Community Based Services

National Council on Disability

National Council for Community Behavioral Health – SAMHSA/HRSA/Center for

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

National Health Law Program

National Health Policy Forum

National Institute for Healthcare Management

National Senior Citizens Law Center

PCORI – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Prevention Institute

Public Health Institute

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA-HRSA: Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Scan Foundation

The Arc

United Spinal Association

Urban Institute