Health Care

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine      Format             Center CROWD’s mission is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health of women with disabilities and expand their life choices. CROWD has established the following research topics as high priorities: Sexuality and Reproductive Health,Psychosocial Health,Health Promotion,Secondary Conditions,Access to Health […]

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Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)   Format             Community partnership Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD) is a community partnership of women with disabilities, breast cancer survivors, medical professionals and disability rights organizations, which has four primary goals:  eliminate barriers that prevent women with disabilities from obtaining early cancer screening services; […]

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Project AIMFREE (Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments)

The Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention              Format             Study Project AIMFREE, a three-year national study designed in 2002, assessed the accessibility for people with disabilities to recreation and fitness centers, including gymnasiums, parks, […]

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Active Living by Design’s “Physical Activity and Disabilities” webpage

The Active Living by Design National Program Office is a part of the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation   Format             Webpage The goal of Active Living by Design is to reduce barriers to routine physical activity and promote […]

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Tools for Decreasing Health Care Barriers: Accessible Health Care Briefs

The Center for Disabilities and the Health Professions (CDHIP)   Format             Briefs The CDHIP “Accessible Health Care” series is designed to educate managed care organizations, health care professionals, community organizations, advocates, and people with disabilities and includes discussions, examples, illustrations, and resource information on how to improve access to health care services, programs, and products. […]

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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)   Format             Studies Several research studies on barriers to health care access have been conducted by RRTC: 1) Barriers and Strategies Validation Study created a listing of barriers to routine health care access for people with disabilities and […]

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Health Access Project

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)       Format             Project             To address the numerous barriers to quality health care and insurance that people with disabilities face everyday, DRA created the Health Access Project, which works to remove access barriers through litigation, research, and public education, leading the way in protecting the right to access health care […]

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Disability Healthcare Access Brief

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Format             Brief                 Obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage and quality healthcare is critical for everyone in the United States, but people with disabilities face additional barriers to receiving adequate healthcare, which can include physically inaccessible healthcare provider locations, exam and diagnostic equipment that cannot be adjusted for […]

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Disability Health Access (DHA)

Disability Health Access (DHA)   Format             Program         DHA develops solutions for health plans and systems, consumer advocacy groups, public agencies, private corporations, and health care consulting firms to address the challenges of designing a health-care system accessible to individuals with disabilities, thus meeting the needs of these consumers.  DHS advises on regulatory compliance, develops and […]

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Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities

World Institute on Disability       Format             video/DVD     This 22-minute video/DVD offers physicians, dentists, nurses, social service and support staff an introduction to crucial issues that affect the quality of care for patients with disabilities in out-patient clinical settings. Through interviews with medical providers and a diverse group of people with mobility, vision, hearing and […]

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