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Are you getting screened?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists wants to make sure everyone knows about screening for thyroid disorders and cancers. Our own Media and Information Services Manager Jess Chaiken knows how important these screenings can … Continue reading

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Family Support: Get Involved in the Dialogue!

Last March, the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Family Support at the University of Illinois in Chicago (H133B140046) and the Easter Seals gave the Disability Community the opportunity to be a part of a dialogue in English … Continue reading

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American Association on Health and Disability Launches ACA National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative Website

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has launched the website for the ACA National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC).  The AAHD partnered with seven national organizations representing unique cross-disability experiences to create the NDNRC, an initiative aimed at … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness: the Family Resource

The family is a child’s most vital resource, the stronger the support the healthier the child. Research tells us that most (70%) families of children with Down syndrome adapt and lead ordinary family lives. Furthermore, families report benefiting from having … Continue reading

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Intersecting at the Crossroads of Health, Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A Review of the National Health Disparities Conference

On April 25th and 26th, 2013 researchers and advocates in the field of health disparities related to disability, racial and ethnic groups came together in Washington, D.C. for the Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability … Continue reading

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2013: Obama’s Inauguration and People Living with Disabilities

On Monday, January 21, the nation inaugurated Barrack H. Obama for his second term in office as the 44th President of the United States. During his inauguration address, the President reiterated his administration’s agenda for the American people and made … Continue reading

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Participate: Comment on the National Plan for Action on healthcare disparities

The Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services has initiated a National Plan for Action, a comprehensive effort to eliminate health disparities for all people. The mission of the NPA is to mobilize and … Continue reading

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