Public Health

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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Week of July 9, 2013

Georgia: Collaborative Health System Change Planning Tool Announced July 3 by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Learn more here. Clinical-Community Organization Relationships – Evaluation Roadmap July 2 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report. Learn more here. Oregon Announces CMS Approval of Medicaid Community First Choice Option (K Plan) The Oregon Department Human […]

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The US Air Force suicide prevention program: implications for public health policy

Knox KL, Pflanz S, Talcott GW, Campise RL, Lavigne JE, Bajorska A, Tu X, Caine ED. Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec;100(12):2457-63. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159871. Epub 2010 May 13. SOURCE:  Canandaigua VA Medical Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Canandaigua, NY, USA. kerry.knox@va.gov OBJECTIVES:  We evaluated the effectiveness of the US Air Force Suicide Prevention Program […]

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Mobility and aging: new directions for public health action

Satariano WA, Guralnik JM, Jackson RJ, Marottoli RA, Phelan EA, Prohaska TR. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug;102(8):1508-15. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300631. Epub 2012 Jun 14. SOURCE:  School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. bills@berkeley.edu Optimal mobility, defined as relative ease and freedom of movement in all of its forms, is central […]

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Health policy interventions: the pathway to public health

Andersen K, Gudnason V.  Laeknabladid. 2013 Mar;99(3):129-34 SOURCE:  Cardiovascular Research Center Landspítali University Faculty of Medicine, Univesity of Iceland IS 101 Rejkjavík, Iceland. andersen@landspitali.is Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are currently the main cause of premature death and disability in the world. Most of these NCDs are due to unhealthy lifestyle choices i.e. tobacco, unhealthy diet, […]

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Week of June 11, 2013

Medicaid Buy-In: Experiences of Persons with Disabilities – 35 of 38 States Report May 20, 2013 Mathematica Policy Research report for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Learn more here. HUD Guidelines on Implementing Olmstead Integrated Living Goals June 5 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) on the Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Learn […]

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Week of May 28, 2013

“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical […]

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Promoting Health and Preventing Disease for People with Disabilities: The Unique Role of the Division of Human Development and Disability, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Episode 1)

A 4-part webinar series co-sponsored by the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). CDC’s Public Health Approach to Disability This first webinar focused on CDC’s public health approach to disability and will provide a brief history of epidemiology. Panelists will discuss the impact of […]

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Building Public Health Programs for All: A Policy Approach in New York

The best way of ensuring access and integration for people with disabilities is involving people with disabilities in early conversations that matter, according to Theresa Paeglow, program manager, Disability and Health Program, New York State Department of Health. In that way, the needs of people with disabilities are built into program design and implementation, rather […]

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Urban Planning and Health Equity.

Although the fields of urban planning and public health share a common origin in the efforts of reformers to tame the ravages of early industrialization in the 19th century, the 2 disciplines parted ways in the early 20th century as planners increasingly focused on the built environment while public health professionals narrowed in on biomedical […]

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