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More than RampsA Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities$

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195172768

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.001.0001

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(p.273) Appendix 1 Internet Resources Addressing General Disability and Health Care Topics

(p.273) Appendix 1 Internet Resources Addressing General Disability and Health Care Topics

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This appendix lists Internet resources offering general information relating to disability, health care professionals, and topics addressed in this book, such as universal design, self-management, and building healthy and safe communities. We focus on governmental or nonprofit sites, acknowledging that this list is not exhaustive. The Internet contact information is current as of December 2004. Other useful web sites and links emerge continually, especially through condition-specific organizations (see appendix 2). Inclusion in this list does not imply our endorsement of specific organizations.

Federal Agencies and Departments

Simply typing “www.disability.gov” or “DisabilityInfo.gov” brings Internet surfers to the U.S. government's “gateway” to all federal resources relating to disability. The main menu offers links to the following topic areas: employment, education, housing, transportation, health, income, technology, independent living, civil rights, and accessibility. Each menu choice links users to more detailed menus and options for accessing the specific information sought. The Web site uses large print and is available with full, low, or no graphics and with high contrast.

Within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, two Web sites offer extensive information about health, health care, and persons with disabilities.

  • Medline Plus: Disabilities

    National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/disabilities.html

    This Web site provides links to current information about treatments and research relating to specific disabling conditions, as well as information about assistive technologies, social and family issues, consumer and provider organizations, special concerns relating to children, law and policy, and many other disability-related topics.

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  • Women with Disabilities

    National Women's Health Information Center

    Office on Women's Health

    www.4women.gov/wwd/index.htm

    This Web site, which specifically addresses women, contains extensive information on wide-ranging concerns, including access to health care, aging with disability, reproductive health and sexuality, parenting, breast health, financial assistance, substance abuse, laws and regulations, and information relating to specific types of disabilities.

General Disability Advocacy and Information Organizations

  • American Association of People with Disabilities

    Washington, DC

    www.aapd-dc.org

  • American Association on Health and Disability

    Rockville, MD

    www.aahd.us

  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

    Washington, DC

    www.c-c-d.org

  • Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

    Berkeley, CA

    www.dredf.org

  • National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

    Chicago, IL

    www.ncpad.org

  • National Council on Disability

    Washington, DC

    www.ncd.gov

  • National Council on Independent Living

    Arlington, VA

    www.ncil.org

  • National Organization on Disability

    Washington, DC

    www.nod.org

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  • North Carolina Office on Disability and Health

    The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina

    Chapel Hill, NC

    www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh

  • World Institute on Disability

    Oakland, CA

    www.wid.org

Health Care Professionals and Other Providers

Universal Design

Building Healthy Communities

  • Active Community Environments Initiative: ACES

    Atlanta, GA

    www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/aces.htm

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  • ACES is sponsored by the Physical Activity and Health Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Active Living by Design

    Chapel Hill, NC

    www.activelivingbydesign.org

    A national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation administered by the University of North Carolina School of Public Health

  • National Center for Bicycling and Walking

    Washington, DC

    www.bikewalk.org

  • National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

    Washington, DC

    www.ncppa.org

  • World Health Organization Healthy Cities

    Geneva, Switzerland

    www.who.dk/healthy-cities