H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Fact Sheet

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has prepared the following information as a timely quick resource to websites and resources on H1N1, seasonal flu, vaccines, antivirals and diagnostics. This page will be updated and modified on a regular basis on our website. Please feel free to circulate and contact AAHD at contact@aahd.us to add additional resources. Please check […]

APHA Annual Meeting Nov. 7-11 in Philadelphia

The American Public Health Association’s annual meeting will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The meeting provides an opportunity for everyone involved in public health to learn what’s new in the field: research, best practices, health reform and more. These meetings attract more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, […]

Charles Drum Receives National Distinguished Disability Research Award

Each year, the Southwest Conference on Disability selects someone to receive the National Distinguished Disability Research Award. The award recipient must be someone from the United States who has compiled a distinguished record of disability-related research in the social or physical sciences that has contributed to and advanced our overall knowledge of disability. The selection […]

ADA Amendments Act Broadens Definition of Disability for ADA Purposes

The ADA Amendments Act took effect on Jan. 1, 2009. The act makes important changes to the definition of “disability” by rejecting several Supreme Court decisions that narrowed the conditions under which people could qualify for ADA protection. Under the act, an individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment […]

California Supreme Court Rules Intent Not Necessary to Obtain Damages in ADA Lawsuits

In Munson v. Del Taco, Inc., the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that businesses that unintentionally violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be sued in state court for monetary damages. In the lawsuit at issue, Kenneth Munson, who has a physical disability and uses a wheelchair, sued Del Taco because he “encountered architectural barriers […]

Health Care Reform and Disability

Despite broad consensus that the United States needs health care reform, the devil is in the details. Lawmakers have been hard at it since returning from their August recess, but the political parties have yet to come to agreement and much of the public remain confused. According to a Sept. 1 CBS News poll, “two in three […]

President Obama Announces New Initiatives During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, President Obama announced that the administration is taking several steps to ensure fair and equal access to employment for all Americans, particularly the 54 million people living with disabilities. “My Administration is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the chance to fulfill their potential and contribute to our […]

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 […]

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 […]

AAHD Susan Komen Grant

AAHD is mid way through a two year grant with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The name of the project is “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities”. The grant will implement a comprehensive education and empowerment intervention for women with disabilities who face environmental, cultural and linguistic barriers in receiving breast health care services […]