Policy Updates

Promoting Wellness in Aging

AAHD has joined with members of the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) in promoting wellness, including the integration of mental and physical health interventions, in older Americans. The letter of March 7, 2011 promoting the “Positive Aging Act” is available for download: PDF. Also available is the AAHD endorsed MHLG March 11 letter endorsing improvements in Medicare mental health supports: PDF.

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Using Health IT To Promote Wellness

AAHD has joined the Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) suggesting to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ways that health information technology can be used to promote wellness, including the health of persons with disabilities. The February 25, 2011 CPeH letter is available available for download: PDF. AAHD has also joined the Mental Health Liaison […]

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White House releases FY 2012 Disability Fact Sheet

(February 15, 2011) Download Fact Sheet: Winning the Future for People with Disabilities

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NCBDDD Holds Three Conference Calls

(February 15, 2011) NCBDDD held three conference calls on Tuesday, February 15 regarding the recently releasedFY2012 President’s budget request. During this call Center staff reviewed the proposed structural and funding adjustments contained in the President’s budget request as it relates toNCBDDD Visit http://friendsofncbddd.org to hear the recordings.

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AAHD Concurs with CDC Report – Gaps in Disability Data and Interventions Must Be More Consistently Implemented

The American Association on Health and Disability (www.aahd.us), a national organization actively involved in promoting the overall good health of persons with disabilities –  concurs with the January 14 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “MMWR” report, “Health Disparities and Inequalities Report” (www.cdc.gov) that more data collection and more proactive interventions must be immediately […]

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President’s Budget FY11 Budget for CDC, NCBDDD

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Federal Budget (FY 2011) Disability Budget Fact Sheet

Empowering People with Disabilities   Having steered the economy back from the brink of a depression, the Administration is committed to moving the Nation from recession to recovery by sparking job creation to get millions of Americans back to work and building a new foundation for the long-term prosperity for all American families. To do […]

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Visit www.recovery.gov to learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an […]

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Recovery Act Opportunities

A large number of opportunities are becoming available as federal agencies implement the Recovery Act. You can search, monitor and review grant opportunities at Grants.gov; contract opportunities at FedBizOpps.gov; and loan opportunities at GovLoans.gov. To learn if you are eligible to receive government benefits, visit www.GovBenefits.gov . Learn More.

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White House Policy Resources

Visit www.whitehouse.gov To learn more about the Whitehouse agenda, current legislation, blogs, briefing room and administration. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/briefingroom To learn more about actions by President Obama that have impact on the federal government, but do not require legilsation or Congressional approval.

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