Now Available: 2018 Profile of Older Americans
Now Available: 2018 Profile of Older Americans
May 31, 2019

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 Offering Disability Transportation for Medical Needs
Ford Offering Disability Transportation for Medical Needs
May 30, 2019

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 Nation
Public Health WINS Is a Call to Arms as Well as a Roadmap for All Who Care About a Thriving, Healthy Nation
May 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 and Road Maps 2019
The County Health Rankings and Road Maps 2019
Apr 03, 2019

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.

Survey: People with disabilities and the elderly need more help finding transportation services
Survey: People with disabilities and the elderly need more help finding transportation services
Dec 20, 2018

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.

Is Obesity A Disability Under The ADA?
Is Obesity A Disability Under The ADA?
Mar 29, 2019

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.