2010-Summer

Disability and Public Health

In Disability and Public Health, Charles Drum, MPA, JD, PhD; Gloria Krahn, PhD, MPH, and Hank Bersani, Jr., PhD, explore the changing public health perspective on and responses to disability. Although public health is an ever-evolving field, the academic discipline has been slow to incorporate disabilities into the public health practice, research, and curriculum. A central tenet of […]

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DOT Extends Disability Protections to Passenger Ships and Boats

On June 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation enacted the first federal rule to provideADA protections to people with disabilities who travel on boats and ships, including cruise ships. So these vessels cannot charge extra for accessibility-related services to passengers, cannot require passengers to furnish their own attendants, and cannot deny access to passengers based on […]

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20th Anniversary of ADA to Be Celebrated Around the Country

For many who were there, it’s hard to believe the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 20 on July 26. While much work remains to be done, the ADA’s accomplishments have been legion. It has raised the bar on accessibility in workplaces, homes, movie theaters, parking lots, restaurants, government buildings — the list goes on and on. […]

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AAHD and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities

Please take our on-line confidential survey so we may learn more about barriers women with disabilities encounter when getting mammograms. AAHD is the recipient of a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure entitled “Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities” to increase accessibility of mammogram facilities in the DC Metro area. The purpose of the […]

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Disability and Health Journal: July 2010

AAHD members will receive their Disability and Health Journal in the mail within the next few weeks and may also access all articles electronically. Non-members can access the abstracts electronically. The Journal is indexed on Scopus, Excerpta Medica, EMBASE, Current Abstracts and TOC Premiere, and will be evaluated in October for Index Medicus, Medline and ThomsonReuter. In honor of […]

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Federal Interagency Conference on TBI Planned for June 2011

The third Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury will be held June 13-15, 2011, at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Sponsored by a consortium of federal agencies and advocacy groups, the conference brings together clinicians, researchers, consumers, and policymakers to share cutting-edge advances in TBI research and clinical care. The 2011 conference will include — for the […]

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Be Prepared: Marcie Roth Leads FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Marcie Roth received a call she has never forgotten. A friend and colleague asked Roth to help Benilda Caixeta, her sister-in-law. Caixeta, who was a quadriplegic and used a wheelchair, had been trying to evacuate from her Upper 9th Ward New Orleans apartment for three days. Despite the […]

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

To make early detection of breast cancer accessible to all women in the Washington, D.C., Metro area, the George Washington/Medical Faculty Associates launched the GW Mammovan in 1996. The Mammovan is a mobile screening mammography program, which is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the FDA under the Mammography Quality Standards Act. The Mammovan travels […]

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www.healthcare.gov

At www.healthcare.gov, the government provides helpful information about health care reform. The site offers help finding insurance options, guidelines on prevention, a web tool for comparing hospitals, and an explanation of health care reform. It also presents information tailored to various populations: individuals, families with children, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults and employers. The section […]

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Become a “fan” of AAHD on Facebook

If you have a Facebook account, please become a fan of AAHD. After you register, you’ll receive policy, program and research updates from AAHD on a regular basis. To become a fan, log into Facebook and go to: www.facebook.com.

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