Health

In praise of sport: Promoting sport participation as a mechanism of health among persons with a disability

Barbara Wilhite, Ed.D., C.T.R.S., John Shank, Ed.D., C.T.R.S. Department of Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Disability and Health Journal, July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 116–127 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.002 Abstract Background Achieving and maintaining health are no less important to people with a disability than they are to anyone else; it is just typically more […]

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Parents’ physical activity−related perceptions of their children with disabilities

Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D., Yun Seok Choi, Ph.D. Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 9–14 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.09.001 Abstract Background Parental support of children’s physical activity is important, especially for young children with disabilities, given their low rates of physical […]

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Self-rated health and healthy days: Examining the “disability paradox”

Charles E. Drum, J.D., Ph.D., Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Gloria L. Krahn, Ph.D., M.P.H. Oregon Institute on Disability & Development, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97201-0574, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 71–78 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.002 Abstract Background There is an important need to better understand how self-evaluations of health are […]

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People with mobility impairments: Physical activity and quality of participation

Angela Crawford, M.S.O.T./S., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Kerri Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., David B. Gray, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7–13 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.004 Abstract Background We sought to describe the characteristics of physical […]

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Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Hayley Stolzle, M.P.H., Michael H. Fox, Sc.D. Disability and Health Journal,  Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 59–67, April 2011 Published Online: July 15, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.05.003s   Abstract Background National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health […]

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Health Equity and Accountability Act Includes Persons with Disabilities, Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorder (H.R. 5294)

AAHD has endorsed the Congressional Tri-Caucus (Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Asian and Pacific American Caucus) introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act. The bill, with 65 co-sponsors, is H.R. 5294. Available here are the organizational endorsement statement, talking points, and media advisory statement: PDF.

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Guide to Substance Abuse & Disability Resources, Second Edition

This guide was developed to assist researchers, professionals, and people with disabilities to locate research training materials relating to substance abuse and disabilities that were developed by programs funded by the NIDRR, including: Visit Website

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More Health Screening for People with Disabilities

Roughly 54 million Americans have some type of disability and these Americans are less likely to receive health screenings than other Americans — despite being at higher risk of many chronic conditions and illnesses.1 Health screenings are the gateway to health resources, including medical care, social support groups and health promotion interventions. Read more: download full PDF

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Local newspapers, community partnerships, and health improvement projects: their roles in a comprehensive community initiative.

To understand local media’s role in a community health initiative, a content analysis of 1,709 paragraphs from 173 news articles and editorials was undertaken. The articles were from three local newspapers, one in each of three communities. Analyses focused on article content combined with reflective personal interviews with local campaign directors. Results suggest that local […]

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A review of collaborative partnerships as a strategy for improving community health.

Collaborative partnerships (people and organizations from multiple sectors working together in common purpose) are a prominent strategy for community health improvement. This review examines evidence about the effects of collaborative partnerships on (a) community and systems change (environmental changes), (b) community-wide behavior change, and © more distant population-level health outcomes. We also consider the conditions […]

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