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Articles

  • Health: Access to Care (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund)
    People with disabilities tend to be in poorer health and experience a higher prevalence of secondary conditions while also using preventative services at lower rates than people who do not have disabilities. People with disabilities experience more problems accessing health care than other groups, and these difficulties increase for those with the most significant disabilities and who are in the poorest health.
  • Medical Care Often Inaccessible to Disabled Patients (Joseph Shapiro – AAPD – Sept. 2007)
    Take a moment to consider a basic part of a doctor's office: the exam table. Frail elderly people often can't climb up on that hard, plastic table with the crinkly, white paper.
  • The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities
    A letter to the President on behalf of the National Council of Disability with a report on a 2007 study undertaken to focus the nation's attention on the health care disparities experienced by people with disabilities.

Publications

Resources: Websites 

  • Public, Private & Community-Based Health Care Options (Disability.gov)
    Access to affordable, quality, and accessible health care promotes the well-being and active participation of people with disabilities in their communities and in the workforce.
  • Health: Access to Care (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund)
    Studies have shown that people with disabilities tend to be in poorer health and experience a higher prevalence of secondary conditions while also using preventative services at lower rates than people who do not have disabilities.
  • Disability Health Data System (DHDS) (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention )

To provide access to state-level health and demographic data about adults with disabilities. It is searchable by condition, state, or key topics and indicators.