News from AAHD

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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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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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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AAHD Updates

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 News. AAHD plays a key role in information dissemination, policy development and partnership education and collaboration in the field of disability and public health. The […]

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AAHD Partners with Two Conferences

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 […]

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AAHD in the Spotlight

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 […]

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Disability and Public Health in the Media

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 contact@aahd.us. AAHD staff have received very positive comments about the content and quality of this publication and […]

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Public Policy Advocacy: The Year in Review

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 […]

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AAHD Sponsors Webinars

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 […]

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