Coalitions & Partnerships

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) collaborates with numerous non profit organizations, state health and developmental disabilities departments, universities, non profit organizations and private corporations, including health plans. AAHD staff previously served as Chair of the Friends of the NCBDDD and Chair of the Friends Advocacy Coalition and on the Executive Committee of the American Public Health Association Disability Section.  AAHD staff serve on the SAMHSA National Wellness Campaign Steering Committee, National Quality Forum (NQF) workgroup on persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and is the NQF representative of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long Term Services and Supports. AAHD staff serves on the NACCHO National Disability Workgroup and serve as a Co-Chair the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Prevention Task Force. AAHD staff serve as a member of the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) Health IT Policy Committee, Consumer Empowerment Workgroup.

Coalitions & Partnerships

AAHD Participates in Coalitions and Partnerships with:

  • CDC Coalition
  • Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Task Force
  • Consumer Partnership for e-Health
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Health
  • Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities Task Force on LTSS
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities ad hoc Task Force on Medicaid
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Prevention
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Veterans and Military Families
  • Coalition for Health Funding
  • Coalition for Whole Health
  • Disability Partners – NCBDDD at CDC
  • Disability Rehabilitation and Research Coalition (DRRC)
  • Disability Research and Dissemination Center/NCBDDD (DRDC)
  • Friends of NCBDDD at CDC
  • Friday Morning Collaborative
  • Habilitation Benefits Coalition
  • I Can Do It National Steering Committee
  • Inclusive Fitness Coalition
  • Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform
  • Mental Health Liaison Group
  • National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
  • National Health Council
  • National Health Equity Coalition
  • National Women’s Law Center – Essential Health Benefits Coalition
  • Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative
  • Physician-Parent Caregivers
  • PIPC – Partnership to Improve Patient Care – PCORI-Disability Inclusion Coalition
  • Trust for America’s Health – Prevention and Public Health Fund Coalition
  • Trust for America’s Health – Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Coalition

AAHD Participates in Educational/Informational Forums conducted by:

  • AAIDD – American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • AAPD – American Association for Persons with Disabilities
  • Administration for Community Living-HHS
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • AHRQ – Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
  • Alliance for Health Reform
  • American College of Mental Health Administration
    [renamed – The College for Behavioral Health Leadership]
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)
  • ASTHO – Association of State and Territorial Health Officers
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Commonwealth Fund
  • Community Catalyst
  • Department of Education-NIDRR
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Disability Funders Network
  • Families USA
  • Forum at Harvard School of Public Health
  • Health Affairs
  • HHS – Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
  • Long Term Care Discussion Group – America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Mental Health America
  • National Academy for State Health Policy
  • National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)
  • NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disability
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
  • National Council on Aging, Crossroads for Home and Community Based Services
  • National Council on Disability
  • National Council for Community Behavioral Health – SAMHSA/HRSA/Center for
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
  • National Health Law Program
  • National Health Policy Forum
  • National Institute for Healthcare Management
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • PCORI – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Prevention Institute
  • Public Health Institute
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • SAMHSA-HRSA: Center for Integrated Health Solutions
  • Scan Foundation
  • The Arc
  • United Spinal Association
  • Urban Institute