Accessibility and Disability Equity Library
Accessibility and Disability Equity Library
Nov 14, 2022

Health Equity Libraries on Community Commons build capacity for changemakers to advance equity for a specific priority population by sharing relevant resources. Priority populations are exploration avenues on Community Commons that represent diverse groups, communities, demographics, identities, statuses, and people with lived experiences. They connect users directly with populations of interest, lift up important underserved groups, and help root our work in equity and justice.

Confronting Ableism on the Way to Justice
Confronting Ableism on the Way to Justice
Nov 04, 2022

To build a society that advances the human rights of all people requires the social justice movement to be intentional in including intersecting identities and diverse equity struggles.

Health Affairs Releases Issue on Disability and Health
Health Affairs Releases Issue on Disability and Health
Oct 04, 2022

On October 3, 2022, Health Affairs published a theme issue on disability and health. The issue includes original research, analyses, and commentaries that provides a multidimensional perspective on disability and health.

Public Transportation: A Driver of Health and Equity
Public Transportation: A Driver of Health and Equity
Sep 21, 2022

This brief focuses on the relationship between urban public transportation and health and health equity as well as the potential health and health equity impacts of urban public mass transportation on individuals and communities. This brief also highlights policy and practice interventions that may help states and municipalities better align urban public transportation and public health goals.

HHS Issues Proposed Rule Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities
HHS Issues Proposed Rule Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities
Sep 20, 2022

On August 4, 2022, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) to reinterpret section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in a health program or activity, any part of which is receiving federal financial assistance.

FDA plans to authorize bivalent boosters by Labor Day
FDA plans to authorize bivalent boosters by Labor Day
Aug 26, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration plans to authorize updated versions of Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s Covid boosters around Labor Day, said two people familiar with the discussions. The Biden administration is preparing to distribute the updated booster shots to teenagers and adults as part of its fall booster campaign. Both Pfizer's and Moderna's so-called bivalent vaccines target the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants, in addition to the original coronavirus strain in a single shot. BA.5 is responsible for nearly 90% of all new Covid cases in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guidance on
Guidance on "Long COVID" and the ADA
Aug 26, 2022

Although many people with COVID-19 get better within weeks, some people continue to experience symptoms that can last months after first being infected, or may have new or recurring symptoms at a later time.1 This can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if the initial illness was mild. People with this condition are sometimes called “long-haulers.” This condition is known as “long COVID.” In light of the rise of long COVID as a persistent and significant health issue, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice have joined together to provide this guidance

CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults with Disabilities
CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults with Disabilities
Apr 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering up new guidance for day centers and the people with disabilities they’re serving during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

FDA plans to authorize bivalent boosters
FDA plans to authorize bivalent boosters
Sep 20, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration plans to authorize updated versions of Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s Covid boosters around Labor Day, said two people familiar with the discussions. The Biden administration is preparing to distribute the updated booster shots to teenagers and adults as part of its fall booster campaign. Both Pfizer's and Moderna's so-called bivalent vaccines target the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants, in addition to the original coronavirus strain in a single shot. BA.5 is responsible for nearly 90% of all new Covid cases in the U.S.,

Communication to Reengage People With Diabetes in DSMES
Communication to Reengage People With Diabetes in DSMES
Aug 25, 2022

CDC experts introduce a new suite of materials for supporting their version of Session Zero, the Discovery Session, designed to help you recruit and enroll participants, including people with disabilities, into your National DPP lifestyle change program.

COVID-19 Accessible Resources
COVID-19 Accessible Resources
Aug 25, 2022

The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), with funding from the CDC Foundation and technical assistance from CDC, is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities.