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International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Learn how you can promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society and across public health.
(Published: December 2, 2013)

Breast Cancer Screening among Women with Disabilities
The Health Insurance Marketplace makes it easier for women with disabilities who are uninsured or underinsured to have greater access and expanded coverage to preventive services, including mammograms.
(Published: November 12, 2013)

New Features added to Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)
There are 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. living with a disability. To reduce these health disparities, state-based data are needed to provide support for programs and services that can effectively improve the health of people with disabilities.
(Published: June 24, 2013)

People with Disabilities and Public Health
Public Health Grand Rounds promoting opportunities for the best quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
(Published: March 4, 2013)

CDC's Grand Rounds
"Where in health is disability?"
(Published: December 10, 2012)

Health Care for People with Disabilities
Read tips for health care providers and people with disabilities.
(Published: November 30, 2012)

Breast Cancer and Women with Disabilities
Learn the facts about breast cancer and why screening should be a regular part of your health care.
(Published: October 1, 2012)

Disabilities: Emergency Preparedness Training
Learn how people with disabilities, their families, and first responders can plan ahead for safety during a disaster.
(Published: September 5, 2012)

Scientific Articles

* These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published, from 2005 to present.

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Disability Prevalence Among Healthy Weight, Overweight, and Obese Adults.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr;21(4):852-5. doi: 10.1002/oby.20312.
Armour BS, Courtney-Long EA, Campbell VA and Wethington HR.
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Disability, health, and multiple chronic conditions among people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, 2005-2010.
Preventing Chronic Disease. 2013 Sep 19;10:E157. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.130064.
Fox MH, Reichard A.
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Reducing Obesity among People with Disability.
Journal of Disability Policy Studies July 12, 2013 1044207313494236
Fox MH, Witten MH, Lullo C.
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Health Disparities of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: What Do We Know? What Do We Do?
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.  2013 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/jar.12067. 
Krahn G, Fox MH.
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Chronic conditions and disability: Toward a conceptual model for national policy and practice considerations.
Disabil Health J. 2014;7(1):13–18. 
Krahn G, Reyes M, Fox M. 
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Using Population-Based Data to Examine Preventive Services by Disability Type among Dually Eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) Adults.
The Disability and Health Journal. April, 2013; 6(2); 75-86. 
Reichard A, Fox MH.
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A Tool for Enhancing Strategic Planning: A Modeled Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
Int J Health Plann Mgmt. 2013 Apr-Jun;28(2):172-80. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2125. 
Sinclair LB, Fox MH, Betts DR.
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Estimating disability prevalence among adults by body mass index: 2003-2009 National Health Interview Survey.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:120-136. 
Armour BS, Courtney-Long E, Campbell VA, Wethington HR.
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Vital Signs: Walking Among Adults -- United States, 2005 and 2010. 
MMWR 2012; 61(31); 595-601. 
Berrigan D, Carroll DD,  Fulton JE, Galuska DA Brown DR, Dorn JM, Armour BS.  
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Does childhood disability increase risk for child abuse and neglect?
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2012;5(1):4-31. 
Leeb RT, Bitsko RH, Merrick MT, Armour BS.
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Intervening factors for public health to consider for improving health-related quality of life among older adults with and without functional limitations.
American Journal of Public Health. 102(3), 496-502. Thompson, W., Zack, M.M., Krahn, G.L., Andresen, E., & Barile, J.P. (2012)
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CDC Grand Rounds: Public Health Practices to Include Persons with Disabilities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  MMWR 2013;62:697-701.
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Factors associated with self-reported mammography use for women with and women without a disability.
J Women’s Health 2011; 20:1279-86.
Courtney-Long E, Armour B, Frammartino B, Miller J.
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Aging with cerebral palsy and other disabilities: personal reflections and recommendations
Developmental Mental Medicine and Child Neurology; October 2009; 51 Supplement 4:12-5.
Jones GC.
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Effects of depressive symptoms on health behavior practices among older adults with vision loss
Rehabilitation Psychology; May 2009; 54(2): 164-72.
Jones GC, Rovner BW, Crews JE, Danielson ML. 
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State-level differences in breast and cervical cancer screening by disability status: United States, 2008
Women’s Health Issues; Nov-Dec 2009; 19(6): 406-14.
Armour BS, Thierry JM, Wolf LA.
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State-level Medicaid expenditures attributable to smoking
Preventing Chronic Disease; July 2009; 6(3): A84.
Armour BS, Finkelstein EA, Fiebelkorn IC.
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Developing summary scores of health-related quality of life for a population-based survey
Public Health Reports; January-February 2009; 124(1): 103-10.
Horner-Johnson W, Krahn G, Andresen E, Hall T; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Expert Panel on Health Status Measurement.
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Disability and disability-adjusted life years: not the same
Public Health Reports; March-April 2009; 124(2): 197-202.
Grosse SD, Lollar DJ, Campbell VA, Chamie M.
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Preparing for and responding to pandemic influenza: implications for
people with disabilities
American Journal of Public Health; October 2009; (99 Supp 2): S294-300.
Campbell VA, Gilyard JA, Sinclair L, Sternberg T, Kailes JI.
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Economic productivity by age and sex: 2007 estimates for the United States.
Medical Care; 2009; 47(7 Suppl 1): S94-S103.
Grosse SD, Krueger KV, Mvundura M.
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People with Disabilities
In Oxford Textbook of Public Health; 5th Edition; Oxford University Press; July 2009; 1657.
Lollar DJ, author of chapter; Detels R, Beaglehole R, Lansang MA, Gulliford M, editors.

Hospitalization for urinary tract infections as a signal of the quality of preventive health care received by people with spina bifida
Disability and Health Journal; 2009; 2(3): 145-152.
Armour BS, Ouyang L, Grosse SD, Campbell VA, Thibadeau J, Joseph D.
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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Self-Rated Health Status Among Adults With and Without Disabilities -- United States, 2004 -- 2006
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; October 2008; 57(39): 1069-1073 CDC
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A profile of State Level differences in the Oral Health of People with and without Disabilities, in the US in 2004
Public Health Reports; January-February 2008; 123(1): 67-75.
Armour BS, Swanson M, Waldman BH, Pearlman SP.
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Age at disability onset and self-reported health status
BMC Public Health; January 2008; 8:10.
Jamoom EW, Horner-Johnson W, Suzuki R, Andresen EM, Campbell VA; RRTC Expert Panel on Health Status Measurement.
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Assessing cost effectiveness in health care: The history of the $50,000 per QALY threshold
Expert Review in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research; April 2008; 8(2): 165-178.
Grosse SD.
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Multiple Health Disparities among Minority Adults with Mobility Limitations: An application of the ICF Framework and Codes
Disability and Rehabilitation; 2008; 30(12-13);901-915.
Jones GC, Sinclair LB.
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Relationship between physical disabilities or long-term health problems and health risk behaviors or conditions among US high school students
Journal of School Health; April 2008; 78(5): 252-257.
Jones SE, Lollar DJ.
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Rehabilitation psychology and public health: commonalities, barriers, and bridges
Rehabilitation Psychology 2008;53(2):122-127.
Lollar DJ.
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Activity limitations among young adults with developmental disabilities: a population-based follow-up study
Research in Developmental Disabilities;
Van Naarden Braun K, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Lollar DJ.
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State-level prevalence of cigarette smoking and treatment advice, by disability status, United States, 2004
Prevention of Chronic Disease; October, 2007; 4(4); A86.
Armour BS, Champbell VA, Crews J, Malarcher A, Maurice E, Richard R.
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Smoking: Taxing Health and Social Security
Economic Review; 2007;92; Third Quarter; 27-41.
Armour BS, Pitts MM.

The Characteristics and Health of Caregivers and Care Recipients--North Carolina, 2005
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; June 2007; 56(21): 529-532. 
CDC
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Health care expenditures of children and adults with spina bifida in a privately insured U.S. population
Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology; 2007; 79(7): 552-558.
Ouyang L, Grosse SD, Armour BS, Waitzman NJ.
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Lessons from cost-effectiveness research for United States public health policy 
Annual Review of Public Health; 2007;28:365-391.
Grosse SD, Teutsch SM, Haddix AC.
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Supportive care needs of Americans: a major issue for women as both recipients and providers
Journal of Women’s Health; July 2007; 16(6): 784-789.
McGuire LC, Anderson LA, Talley RC, Crews JE.
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Framing the public health of caregiving
American Journal of Public Health; February 2007 ; 97(2): 224-8; Erratum in: American Journal of Public Health; March 2007; 97(3): 393.
Talley RC, Crews JE.
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Quality of life and resilience in adolescents with a mobility disability
Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 2007;32(3):370-379.
Alriksson-Schmidt AI, Wallander J, Biasini F.
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Physical activity among adults with a disability -- United States 2005
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; October 2007; 56(39):1021-1024.
CDC
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State-Specific prevalence of arthritis attributable work limitations - United States, 2003
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2007; 56(40):1045-1049.
CDC
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Double Jeopardy: The effects of Comorbid Conditions Among Older People with Vision Loss
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness; 2006;100 (Spec. Suppl.):824-848.
Crews JE, Jones GC, Kim JH.
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The View from the Crossroads of Public Health and Vision (Re)habilitation
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness; 2006;100(Spec. Suppl.):773-339.
Crews JE, Kirchner C, Lollar DJ.
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Environmental barriers to health care among persons with disabilities -- Los Angeles County, California, 2002-2003
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; December 2006; 55(48):1300-1303.
CDC
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Health, preventive health care, and health care access among women with disabilities in the 1994-1995 National Health Interview Survey, Supplement on Disability
Women's Health Issues; Nov-Dec 2006;16:297-312.
Chevarley FM, Thierry JM, Gill CJ, Ryerson AB, Nosek MA.
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Toward International Comparability of Survey Statistics on Visual Impairment: The DISTAB Project
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness 2006; 100:11-25.
Hendershot GE, Crews JE.
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Barriers and strategies affecting the utilisation of primary preventive services for people with physical disabilities: A Qualitative inquiry
Health and Social Care in the Community; July 2006; 14(4):284-293.
Kroll T, Jones GC, Kehn M, Neri MT.
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Understanding the Multidimensional Consequences of Aging and Sensory Loss
Neurorehabilitatiion and Neural Repair; 2005; 19(1):75S-77S.
Crews JE.
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Starting early: promoting the mental health of women and girls throughout the life span
Journal of Women's Health; Nov 2005; 14(9):754-763.
Lesesne CA, Kennedy C.
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Diagnosis to function: classification for children and youths
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; August 2005; 26(4); 323-330.
Lollar DJ, Simeonsson RJ.
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State and metropolitan-area estimates of disability in the United States, 2001
American Journal of Public Health; November 2005; 95(11): 1964-9.
Okoro CA, Balluz LS, Campbell VA, Holt JB, Mokdad AH.
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Additional Selected Articles

Economic costs associated with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, and vision impairment --- United States, 2003
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; January 2004; 53(3): 57-59.
CDC
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Vision impairment and hearing loss among community-dwelling older Americans: implications for health and functioning
American Journal of Public Health; May 2004; 94(5): 823-829.
Crews JE, Campbell VA.
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