Research Corner

A Tale of Two Countries: The Canadian vs. the American Experience for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities have more unmet health needs than those without disabilities in both Canada and the United States, according to “Disability in two health care systems: Access, quality, satisfaction, and physician contacts among working-age Canadians and Americans with disabilities” by Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W., and Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D.1 However, the researchers find no […]

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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 Exploring CEUs and CMEs

AAHD’s board of directors and Elsevier Publishing are exploring the possibility of offering both CEUs and CMEs to subscribers of the Disability and Health Journal. We are in the early stages of assessing the need, utility and desirability of this process. If you believe this would be of value to you, please e-mail us at contact@aahd.us with […]

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October 2009 Disability and Health Journal Available

The October 2009 Disability and Health Journal is now available in both electronic and hard-copy versions to AAHD members. We encourage everyone to consider joining AAHD, which entitles you to both print and electronic access to the journal ( www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com). Non-members have access only to the electronic article abstracts. As many of you know, AAHD is under a contractual obligation to […]

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Oregon’s RRTC Clearing a Path to Health

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center: Health and Wellness (www.ohsu.edu/oidd/rrtc/index.cfm ) at Oregon Institute on Disability and Development (OIDD) is launching several projects, and Amy Cline, MPH, Dissemination Coordinator withRRTC, is charged with disseminating them. The center promotes the health and wellness of people with disabilities through research, training, technical assistance and dissemination focused on three important […]

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New Study Shows Much Higher Rates of Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis than Earlier Studies

A groundbreaking survey of more than 33,000 households shows that the number of Americans living with spinal cord injury is 40 percent higher than previously thought. The survey, which was initiated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, found that 1.275 million Americans have a spinal cord injury, and more than 5.6 million live with […]

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