News from AAHD

AAHD Health Promotion Resource Center

The Health Promotion Resource Center is receiving more visits to its site every year. In November, AAHD added documents on health disparities and disability, accessibility, and disability etiquette to the Research and Best Abstracts sections.

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New Documents Available in AAHD’s Health Promotion and Resource Center

The AAHD Health Promotion Resource Center (HPRC) is a free clearinghouse offering contemporary scientific, policy and educational information on disability and health. In April, the HPRC added new fact sheets, research abstracts and best practices. The new fact sheets are on the following topics: Obesity and Disability, Health Screening and People with Disabilities, Health Disparities […]

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AAHD to Launch “Disability and Public Health in the Media”

In June, AAHD will begin publishing a weekly update of media portrayals of disability across the nation. All current AAHD members will receive the weekly update, as well as other disability- and public-health-related items of interest identified by the staff and board. To sign up to receive the latest AAHD publications, please e-mail contact@aahd.us.

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AAHD Signs Letter in Support of Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act

Along with many other advocacy organizations, AAHD has signed a letter to Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Senator Olympia Snow (R-Maine) in support of the Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act. This bill would eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric care for Medicare beneficiaries, thereby giving Medicare beneficiaries the same access to mental […]

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AAHD Offers Members and Colleagues Free One-Year Subscription to EP Digital Journal

As a result of a recent collaboration with EP Global Communications, AAHD is pleased to offer a one-year complimentary subscription of Exceptional Parent (EP) Digital Journal to AAHD members and colleagues. EP Digital Journal is the former Exceptional Parent magazine, published by EP Global Communications, a 40-year-old award-winning publishing and communications company (www.eparent.com). EP provides […]

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AAHD in the Spotlight

Roberta Carlin, AAHD Executive Director, was invited to be a Guest Expert on WebMD’s “Patient Voice” during April. This was a great opportunity to highlight the work of AAHD and discuss the importance of integrating disability into the public health agenda. AAHD also testified before the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures […]

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AAHD on Twitter and Facebook

We hope all our readers are following AAHD on Facebook and Twitter. We have installed a “Share this” badge on AAHD’s homepage, which enables website visitors to “share” our site with friends and colleagues while still remaining on the AAHD website. AAHD is working hard to stay in touch via social media so we can […]

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Become a “fan” of AAHD on Facebook

If you have a Facebook account, please become a fan of AAHD. After you register, you’ll receive policy, program and research updates from AAHD on a regular basis. To become a fan, log into Facebook and go to: www.facebook.com.

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AAHD Accepting Applications for 2010-2011 AAHD Scholarship

The AAHD Scholarship Program supports undergraduate and graduate students with a disability who are pursuing study in public health, health promotion, disabilities studies, disability policy and disability research. Scholarships are $1,000 or less. Completed applications are due by November 15, and AAHD’s Board of Directors Scholarship Committee evaluates all applicants and awards scholarships in December. Please visit www.aahd.us/scholarship to learn […]

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AAHD Summer Membership Campaign in Honor of ADA’s 20th Anniversary

AAHD is embarking on a Summer Membership Campaign in honor of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. New and renewing AAHD members will receive the discount price of $100.00, which includes a subscription to the peer-reviewed Disability and Health Journal. The Journal is indexed on Scopus, Excerpta Medica, EMBASE, Current Abstracts and TOC Premiere, and will […]

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