Initiatives

AAHD is involved in numerous initiatives and programs that focus on health promotion and wellness, reducing health disparities, integrating disability into the overall public health agenda for children and adults with disabilities, community inclusion, advocacy, and knowledge translation utilization.   In addition to the sub-links listed under the Initiatives Link on the AAHD website, AAHD staff are involved in numerous initiatives and programs at the national and state level.

AAHD produces a weekly electronic newsletter, Disability and Public Health News.  The official journal of AAHD is the peer reviewed and Medline indexed, Disability and Health Journal (www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com) that is available to AAHD members at a discounted price (www.aahd.us/membership). The Disability and Health Journal, published quarterly, is the premiere journal in the field of disability and health and is a scholarly, scientific and multidisciplinary journal for reporting original contributions that advance knowledge in disability and health. The DHJO was launched in 2008.

AAHD also utilizes print, electronic and social media strategies to reach our members, colleagues and those interested in disability and health.  Please follow AAHD on Twitter (aahd1), Facebook and LinkedIn.  AAHD launched the National Research, Knowledge Translation and Dissemination Center in 2018.

AAHD maintains an active role in national coalitions and serves in leadership roles on national task forces and coalitions. AAHD maintains memberships in the National Health Council, Coalition for Health Funding, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, National Quality Forum, and leadership roles the American Public Health Association (APHA) Disability Section, and the Friends of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Please visit the AAHD Public Policy Center on the AAHD website to learn about AAHD legislative priorities.

Please check back regularly for updates to the AAHD Initiatives page.