The US Administration on Community Living (ACL) has released the 2018 Profile of Older Americans. The Profile highlights the changing demographics of older adults age 65 and up over the year.
Ford Motor Company is expanding its GoRide Health transportation services to include accessible vehicles for people with disabilities. The GoRide program dispatches drivers to meet clients and take them to medical appointments.
Public Health WINS Is a Call to Arms as Well as a Roadmap for All Who Care About a Thriving, Healthy NationMay 03, 2019
In January the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in partnership with the deBeaumont Foundation, released the Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (WINS.) This survey, conducted in 2017, is the only nationally representative data source of the governmental public workforce. PH WINS is a national survey of state and local public health agency employees.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings serve as a source of local data for communities across the country to identify opportunities to improve the health of their residents.
Many communities have ample transportation services for their elderly and residents with disabilities who don’t drive, but those services are often too difficult to find, according to a new national survey conducted by KRC Research for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. The study found a key problem in there being no single go-to source for finding local transportation services. Caregivers said they, too, found it difficult and time-consuming to get help.
When questions arise about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other accessibility laws-such as who is protected by the law or what covered entities have to do-often times the answer is "It depends." Such is the case when determining if obesity qualifies as a disability under the law. A couple of pending federal court cases, however, may provide additional guidance on that question.