Disability Policy

Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.007   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the […]

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Searching for disability in electronic databases of published literature

Emily S. Walsh, M.P.H.d, Jana J. Peterson, M.P.H., Ph.D.d, Dolores Z. Judkins, M.L.S., The Expert Panel on Health Care Disparities Among Individuals With Disabilities dThese authors were at Oregon Health & Science University when this work was conducted. eThe DRRP Expert Panel consists of Elena M. Andresen, Charles Drum, Glenn Fujiura, Willi Horner-Johnson, Lisa Iezzoni, […]

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Using a participatory action strategic approach to enhance accessibility and participation in arts and cultural events: Results of four focus groups

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, Ph.D., O.T.R.L., F.A.O.T.A., Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.R.L., Carolyn L. Grawi, L.M.S.W., M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p105–113 Published online: October 28, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.09.001 Background Cultural events are abundant in a midwestern college town; however, individuals with disabilities have expressed concerns about their accessibility. Policymakers, […]

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Protecting rights and building capacities: challenges to global mental health policy in light of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Wildeman S.  Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law.  J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Spring;41(1):48-73. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12005. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified mental health as a priority for global health promotion and international development to be targeted through promulgation of evidence-based medical practices, health systems reform, and respect for human rights. Yet these overlapping […]

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“Fast-track” strategies in long-term public disability programs around the world

Rajnes D.  Division of Program Studies, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, USA.  Soc Secur Bull. 2012;72(1):79-108. Long-term public disability programs in the United States and several other countries have incorporated fast-track (FT) procedures that share a common goal of accelerating applicants through various stages of […]

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Treat me right, treat me equal: using national policy and legislation to create positive changes in local health services for people with intellectual disabilities

Roberts A, Townsend S, Morris J, Rushbrooke E, Greenhill B, Whitehead R, Matthews T, Golding L.  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme, Division of Clinical Psychology, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, UK.  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2013 Jan;26(1):14-25. doi: 10.1111/jar.12009. BACKGROUND: Creative use of legislation can produce positive change in the lives of […]

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Disability, employment and stress regarding ability to pay for housing and healthy food

Smith DL.  Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, 406 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. Tel.: +1 573 882 8403; Fax: +1 573 884 2610; E-mail: smithdiane@health.missouri.edu.  Work. 2013 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] OBJECTIVE: To determine if disability is a significant factor in increasing the likelihood of experiencing stress regarding the ability […]

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Effects of Gender, Disability, and Age in the Receipt of Preventive Services

Miller NA, Kirk A, Alston B, Glos L.  Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. E-mail: nanmille@umbc.edu.  Gerontologist. 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Purpose of the Study:We extend research to examine relations between gender, disability, and age in the receipt of preventive services. DESIGN AND […]

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Dually-eligible working-age adults with disabilities: issues and challenges as health reform is implemented

Hall JP.  Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-3101, USA. jhall@ku.edu.  Disabil Health J. 2013 Apr;6(2):72-4. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.01.004. Epub 2013 Feb 4. This special section on working-age adults with disabilities dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is based on two panel presentations at the June 2012 meeting of the […]

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Key focal areas for bridging the fields of aging and disability: findings from the growing older with a disability conference

Naidoo V, Putnam M, Spindel A.  York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Int J Integr Care. 2012 Nov 16;12:e201. Print 2012 Oct. Based upon research presented at the 2011 Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT)-and specifically the Growing Older with a Disability (GOWD) conference, this paper identifies areas where bridging building […]

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