Disability Policy

Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.007   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the […]

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Food security among young adults with disabilities in the United States: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey

Debra L. Brucker, M.P.A., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p 298–305 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.003 Background Prior research has suggested that young adults with disabilities face economic, health and social disadvantage. Food security, an area of disadvantage that can influence overall health, has not been fully explored for this population. Objective To examine […]

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Implementing a system to evaluate quality assurance in rehabilitation in Greece

Vassilios Dimitriadis, Ph.D., Antonis A. Kousoulis, M.D., Markos N. Sgantzos, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Hadjipaulou, M.D., Ph.D., Christos Lionis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p35–43 Published online: July 23 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.003 Abstract Background Use of a widely accepted quality assurance tool is an essential procedure of effective and result-oriented quality management […]

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Searching for disability in electronic databases of published literature

Emily S. Walsh, M.P.H.d, Jana J. Peterson, M.P.H., Ph.D.d, Dolores Z. Judkins, M.L.S., The Expert Panel on Health Care Disparities Among Individuals With Disabilities dThese authors were at Oregon Health & Science University when this work was conducted. eThe DRRP Expert Panel consists of Elena M. Andresen, Charles Drum, Glenn Fujiura, Willi Horner-Johnson, Lisa Iezzoni, […]

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Using a participatory action strategic approach to enhance accessibility and participation in arts and cultural events: Results of four focus groups

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, Ph.D., O.T.R.L., F.A.O.T.A., Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.R.L., Carolyn L. Grawi, L.M.S.W., M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p105–113 Published online: October 28, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.09.001 Background Cultural events are abundant in a midwestern college town; however, individuals with disabilities have expressed concerns about their accessibility. Policymakers, […]

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Factors influencing Circuit Court of Appeals decisions under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Michael H. Fox, Sc.D., Amanda Reichard, Ph.D. †Both authors received portions of salary support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to work on this project. Funding for this work was used to pay for portions of salary for both authors and was provided by NIDRR grant H133B00050, awarded to the University […]

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Disability in two health care systems: Access, quality, satisfaction, and physician contacts among working-age Canadians and Americans with disabilities

Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W., Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D. †Financial disclosure: Funds for these analyses were generously provided by contract with the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCHS/CDC). The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the […]

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Construction and validation of the Outpatient Health Care Usability Profile (OHCUP)

Charles E. Drum, M.P.A., J.D., Ph.D., Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Emily S. Walsh, M.P.H. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.08.001 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 292–297  Abstract Background The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires health care facilities to provide equal access to patents with disabilities. Yet, people with disabilities experience many access barriers. Objective/hypothesis To […]

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Protecting rights and building capacities: challenges to global mental health policy in light of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Wildeman S.  Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law.  J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Spring;41(1):48-73. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12005. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified mental health as a priority for global health promotion and international development to be targeted through promulgation of evidence-based medical practices, health systems reform, and respect for human rights. Yet these overlapping […]

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“Fast-track” strategies in long-term public disability programs around the world

Rajnes D.  Division of Program Studies, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, USA.  Soc Secur Bull. 2012;72(1):79-108. Long-term public disability programs in the United States and several other countries have incorporated fast-track (FT) procedures that share a common goal of accelerating applicants through various stages of […]

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