Advocacy

Equal Rights Center Bringing Justice to All

For nearly 30 years, the Equal Rights Center has been working to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same rights, choices and opportunities as everyone else. The ERC approaches civil rights from multiple perspectives, using communication, partnerships and encouragement and, when necessary, resorting to the courts. Its comprehensive approach creates lasting positive change. The […]

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United Spinal Association: Life Where It’s Lived

United Spinal Association’s (www.unitedspinal.org) mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). The association believes that even with a spinal cord injury or disease, a full, productive and rewarding life is within the reach of anyone with the strength to believe it and the courage […]

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Consumer Advocacy Model (CAM)

Program providing advocacy, support, case management, vocational services, and chemical dependency treatment for people with disabilities who are concurrently experiencing alcohol or other drug-use problems. Visit Website

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Public Policy Advocacy: The Year in Review

AAHD has worked with numerous national colations during 2011 to promote the health and wellness of people with disabilities. The association has been busy advocating for appropriate implementation of the Affordable Care Act for people with disabilities: Securing essential health benefits Ensuring access to health insurance exchanges and to accountable care organizations Using health information […]

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Evolving views of disability and public health: The roles of advocacy and public health.

Promoting health, quality of life, and participation of persons with disabilities is a relatively recent development in public health. Its brief history reflects three distinct public health perspectives toward disability—a traditional approach that focuses on preventing disability, a contemporary approach that regards disability as a minority group experiencing disparities relative to people without disabilities, and an […]

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Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities: Advocacy

American Indian Choices: Culture and Context   Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, Montana   Format           Model   When disability programs and services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people are planned and developed, tribal needs are often forgotten or ignored. Although tribal members are eligible for the same services available […]

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