Community Innovations for Aging in Place Has a New Website

Congress authorized the Community Innovations for Aging in Place (CIAIP) Initiative in 2006, when it reauthorized the Older Americans Act (OAA) to help communities help older adults age in place in their homes and communities. CIAIP now has a new website to help carry out its work: www.ciaip.org Applicants for funding under the CIAIP initiative are asked to assess their […]

Taking it to the Streets: Mammovan makes breast cancer screenings easier for Washington, DC, area residents

The George Washington University Medical Center, GW Medical Faculty Associates and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation are using a new state-of-the-art “Mammovan” to perform breast cancer screenings at locations throughout the Greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. GW’s original Mammovan has screened nearly 19,000 women since its introduction in 1996. The new Mammovan continues the good work […]

Percentage of People with Disabilities in Workforce Declines from February 2009 to February 2010

In February 2010, the percentage of people with disabilities in the workforce was 21.9 — a decline from 2009, when 23 percent of those with disabilities were in the labor force, according the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The employment rate in February 2010 for people without disabilities was 70.1 percent. The […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Alabama: Emergency Preparedness Resources

Agency                      Alabama Department of Education Street Address        50 North Ripley Street P.O. Box 302101 Montgomery, AL 36104     Phone                        (334) 242-9700   URL                            http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp   Agency                      Alabama Department of Homeland Security   Street Address       P.O. Box 304115 Montgomery, AL 36130-4115 Phone                        (334) 353-3050 URL                            http://www.homelandsecurity.alabama.gov/   Agency                     Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation’s […]