Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CDC Forms Disability and Health Work Group

Image of scalesThe Challenge (Summer 2010, Volume 3, Issue 6) "Largely due to the advocacy of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC), a group of stakeholders with which BIAA is actively involved with, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it will form the first Disability and Health Work Group to advance the health of people with disabilities. With cross-agency representation, the work group will focus on incorporating disability status into CDC surveys, showcasing best practices, and ensuring relevant issues for people with disabilitiesare reflected in CDC programs and polices.

BIAA applauds the elevation of these issues within the CDC and plans to offer any assistance needed to further the group's work."

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