Research Corner

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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Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC) Launched

The Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC) funds research relating to birth defects, disabilities, human development and blood disorders. The center also fosters training for health and public health professionals through fellowships, disseminates research results and utilizes strategic dissemination methods to solicit fellowships and research applicants. The DRDC was established in October 2012 through a […]

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Evaluation of an Activities of Daily Living Scale for Adolescents and Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Activity limitations are an important and useful dimension of disability, but there are few validated measures of activity limitations for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. This evaluation set out to describe the development of the Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) Scale for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and systematically evaluate its measurement […]

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Uninsured people with disabilities confront substantial barriers to health care services

Despite social “safety net” programs, many U.S. residents with disabilities lack insurance coverage and thus risk financial barriers to accessing care, according to a study in the October 2011 issue of Disability and Health Journal. The study objectives were to characterize working-age adults with disabilities who lack health insurance and to examine their self-reported barriers […]

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New Study Finds E-Prescribing Is Safe and Efficient, but Barriers Remain

Cutting costs and improving safety are two goals for health care in the United States, and electronic prescribing is one means of achieving both. But physicians and pharmacies face barriers to realizing the technology’s full benefit, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research […]

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HHS Makes Stakeholder Dialogues Summary Report Available

Four U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Stakeholder Dialogues and Listening Sessions on implementing the Community Living Initiative were held across the nation last year, and a summary report is now available. The Community Living Initiative expands opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to live in their communities and achieve their […]

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SAMHSA Launches Wellness Campaign

On average, people with serious mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population, according to a number of recent studies. To improve the health and longevity outlook for people with mental illness, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched the 10×10 Wellness Campaign.

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RTC Research on Measuring Community Participation by People with Disabilities Now Available Online

Last fall the Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (MICL) held the conference “Community Participation by People with Disabilities: How Do We Measure Up?” If you weren’t able to attend, you can now learn about the research that was presented through seven videos on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/RTCIL . Click […]

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AAHD and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities

Please take our on-line confidential survey so we may learn more about barriers women with disabilities encounter when getting mammograms. AAHD is the recipient of a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure entitled “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities” to increase accessibility of mammogram facilities in the DC Metro area. The purpose of the […]

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Disability and Health Journal: July 2010

AAHD members will receive their Disability and Health Journal in the mail within the next few weeks and may also access all articles electronically. Non-members can access the abstracts electronically. The Journal is indexed on Scopus, Excerpta Medica, EMBASE, Current Abstracts and TOC Premiere, and will be evaluated in October for Index Medicus, Medline and ThomsonReuter. In honor of […]

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