Health & Disability Newsletter

AAHD publishes an informative, timely and interesting electronic quarterly newsletter, Health & Disability, for AAHD members and others interested in the field of disability and health. All of the articles featured in the newsletter and more are made available here. Health & Disability took the year off in 2012, but will resume in 2013. To subscribe or to submit ideas for newsletter topics, please e-mail contact@aahd.us.

Disability Research and Dissemination Center: New Projects for 2014

Each January, the Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC) issues a request for applications (RFAs) for new research opportunities. The DRDC conducts research in support of the priorities of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). DRDC awards research grants to university and other academic and professional partners that employ medical, […]

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National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative Helps People with Disabilities Find Health Insurance

Navigators and other enrollment specialists can now access better information to help people with disabilities find health care coverage in the federal and state exchanges. The tools are cross-disability programs developed by the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). The 12-month collaborative was made possible by a one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. […]

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Health Care Expenditures Among Working-Age Adults With Physical Disabilities: Variations by Disability Spans

Health spending is more than twice as much for people with persistent disabilities than for those whose disabilities are temporary, according to a recent study in Disability and Health Journal. [1] For the persistent disability group, median health spending was $4,234, and out-of-pocket (OOP) spending was $591. For those whose disability was temporary, those amounts […]

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AAHD Launches 2014 Membership Campaign

AAHD is excited to be launching its 2014 Annual Membership Campaign this month. Your support is crucial to AAHD’s ability to continue its important work in the coming year. Our mission is to promote the health of children and adults with disabilities, reduce health disparities and advocate for community inclusion and full accessibility at the […]

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Karl Cooper Joins AAHD as Project Associate for National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative

An attorney and disability advocate, Karl Cooper has spent most of his career addressing the needs of people with disabilities. Since October 2013, he has been AAHD’s Project Associate for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). He provides technical assistance to navigators and other enrollment specialists as they help people with disabilities obtain health […]

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AAHD to Support National Council on Aging’s Education Programs

AAHD will help the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Center for Healthy Aging, National Resource Center on Chronic Disease Self-Management, provide Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs to the disability community. AAHD will provide the following support: Bring expertise and visibility to the Center’s efforts to scale CDSME programs by developing appropriate messaging to recruit […]

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Stop the Clot: The National Blood Clot Alliance

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is working to advance the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and clot-provoked stroke. The alliance’s constituency includes everyone who might be susceptible to blood clots, which includes people with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and those at risk due […]

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David Barnstone Joins AAHD as Social Media Intern

In his role as AAHD’s new social media intern, David Barnstone works closely with Executive Director Roberta Carlin and Project Associate Karl Cooper to increase AAHD’s visibility and promote engagement with its initiatives, including the Disability Research and Dissemination Center and National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative. Barnstone helps AAHD manage its presence across various social […]

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