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New CDC Resources: 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Looking to the Future: Improving the Health of People with Disabilities
 
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA has made a positive difference in the lives of those who have disabilities, providing better access to buildings, transportation, and employment.  However, people with disabilities continue to face significant differences in health compared to people who do not have disabilities. People with disabilities need public health programs and health care services for the same reasons anyone does—to be healthy, active, and a part of the community. It’s critical to include people with disabilities in public health programs and activities that seek to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the population.
 
CDC has created a wealth of new resources to help celebrate the ADA and the future of disability inclusion.
 
MMWR Article and Key Findings: Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type among Adults, United States – 2013
 
The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has published a new report on adults with disabilities in the United States. According to this report, over 53 million adults living in communities in the United States have a disability.
 

Disability Inclusion Web Pages
 
Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability is disability inclusion. This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that adequate policies and practices are in effect in a community or organization.

CDC provides information and resources that public health practitioners, healthcare providers and people interested in the health and well-being of people with disabilities can use to increase awareness about disability inclusion. This information and the resources can help ensure that everybody - with and without disabilities - can live, work, learn, and play in their communities.

Visit the newly updated Disability and Health website to find helpful information about disability inclusion and learn more about:

Infographic: Disability Impacts All of Us
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted 25 years ago, many social barriers have been removed or reduced for people with disabilities. But are they living healthier? Let us know. 1.usa.gov/1Kg6t30
  • Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have disability is disability inclusion, visit http://1.usa.gov/1axcntm to learn more about disability inclusion
  • Do you know the number of #PWD in the U.S by disability type? Find out http://go.usa.gov/3Agyd
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  • Many social barriers have been removed or reduced for people with disabilities, but are they living healthier? #ADA25 http://1.usa.gov/1Kg6t30
  • CDC is committed to include #PWD in public health efforts. Visit http://1.usa.gov/1CS0hvI  to learn about inclusion. #ADA25
  • This month is #ADA25 anniversary, visit http://1.usa.gov/1axcntm  to learn about disability inclusion
  • Over 53 million adults in the U.S have a disability. Do you know the number of people with disabilities by disability type? Now you can find out http://go.usa.gov/3Agyd

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