News from AAHD

AAHD Receives Grant from Google

Under a grant from Google AdWords, AAHD will create and run ads on Google and the Google advertising network. The AdWords will appear along with search results when someone searches Google using one of the keywords selected by AAHD. Ads will appear under “Sponsored links” on the right side of a search page and sometimes in other areas […]

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AAHD and Susan G. Komen Grant

AAHD is the recipient of a 2009-2010 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure entitled “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities.” The purpose of the grant is to increase breast cancer screening among women with disabilities and women from various cultures by: Administering a survey tool to identify barriers to accessibility (environmental, architectural, […]

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AADH Joins Facebook

If you are one of the more than 400 million active users of Facebook (according to the site’s statistics), please take a minute to “friend” AAHD. You will receive updates from AAHD about policy, research and AAHD activities.

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Disability and Health Journal—Special Issue: “A Disability Perspective on the Issue of Physician Assisted Suicide”

Although public opinion in the United States on physician-assisted suicide is split fairly evenly, about half the states have either defeated bills to legalize assisted suicide or passed laws explicitly banning it. Oregon and Washington are the only two states to have legalized it. Against this charged backdrop, a special issue of the Disability and Health […]

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AAHD Accepting Applications for AAHD Scholarships

We want to thank the many qualified applicants who submitted applications to AAHD’s Scholarship Program. Unfortunately, we had more talented applicants than money. We encourage those who did not win scholarships to apply again and wish them the best of luck in their studies. The 2010 winners are Amanda Dennis, Boston University School of Public Health […]

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AAHD Receives Grant from CyberAlert

AAHD has received a grant from CyberAlert, Inc., the worldwide press clipping and online news, TV news and social media monitoring service. AAHD was selected along with 20 other nonprofits nationwide to receive one of the Public Relations (PR) Grants for 2010 to Not-for-Profit Organizations in the United States and Canada. Each grant is for one free year […]

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AAHD Launches 2010 Membership Campaign

AAHD’s 2010 membership campaign offers would-be members a great new deal: full membership for $100.00 for individuals and $250.00 for organizations and universities (the latter two include three individual memberships). The rewards of membership include a subscription to the peer-reviewed Disability and Health Journal (with both a print copy and on-line access), updates on the latest scientific, […]

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AAHD Susan Komen Grant

AAHD is mid way through a two year grant with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The name of the project is “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities”. The grant will implement a comprehensive education and empowerment intervention for women with disabilities who face environmental, cultural and linguistic barriers in receiving breast health care services […]

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AAHD Exploring Developing Chapters

AAHD’s board of directors is looking into establishing AAHD chapters to help us carry out our mission. As our organization has grown — with the 2008 launching of Disability and Health Journal and the 2009 scholarship program — the board believes next year might be an optimal time to create AAHD chapters around the country. The chapters would provide […]

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Extended Application date for AAHD Scholarship Fund

We have extended the deadline for applications for the AAHD scholarship fund to Nov. 15, 2009. This is the scholarship program’s inaugural year, and AAHD is excited about its launch. We expect the scholarship fund to grow over the next few years. The scholarships will help undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities pursue higher education in the field of […]

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