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Community health and nutrition screening for Special Olympics athletes.

Since 1961, Special Olympics has provided sports training and athletic competition for people with mental retardation. A recent addition to these Olympics has been the Healthy Athletes Program, designed to help the athletes improve their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experiences and well being. Original health services included dental and eye screening. In […]

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Technology for independence: a community-based resource center.

Despite the prominence of the disability civil rights model–with its values of inclusion and empowerment–the majority of social and policy research conducted to date has not sufficiently included the perspective of persons with disabilities in the research process and as uniquely qualified researchers themselves. This article describes a new project, “Technology for Independence: A Community-Based […]

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Disability Policy Research: Population Estimates

History, implementation, and current status of the National Spinal Cord Injury Database. Stover SL, DeVivo MJ, Go BK. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999 Nov;80(11):1365-71 Objective: To summarize a 25-year history of the Model Spinal Cord Injury Program and the coexistent National Spinal Cord […]

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Building partnerships with the community: lessons from the Camden Health Improvement Learning Collaborative.

This case study describes the Camden City Health Improvement Learning Collaborative (the Collaborative), a community care network initiative formed in 1993. The organization is composed of representatives from local healthcare providers, public agencies, religious organizations, and neighborhoods. The major goal of this initiative is to improve the health status of the community by involving and […]

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