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Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults - United States, 2013

New Report from CDC-NCBDDD

NCBDDD's new report describes the percentage of adults living with disabilities in each state and select functional disability types, and presents estimates of disability by select demographic groups. Health officials and other stakeholders invested in the health and well-being of people with disabilities can use this information to better understand and address the needs of this population in the United States.



AUCD Unleashed: The Power of Engagement

The 2014 AUCD Conference theme reflects our goal of achieving an elevated level of engagement with our respective and collective communities, networks, and well beyond in order to better inform, enhance, and enrich the work we all do to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Ink your calendars, and make travel plans accordingly to participate in this engaging event that will serve in keeping our work relevant and our vision strong.



Congratulations to Gloria Krahn on Receiving the APHA Disability Section Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Krahn has made a major contribution to the improvement of health and quality of life for people with disabilities through research, teaching, and advocacy. With over 25 years of experience as an academic clinician, researcher, teacher and administrator, Dr. Krahn is widely regarded as a national and international expert in the field of disability and public health.



CDC Announces New State Disability and Health Grantees

An initiative within the AUCD-NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement is to provide technical assistance to state-based programs (State Disability and Health Grantees), which were awarded by NCBDDD to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities.



State Disability and Health Grantee Success Stories

Funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State Implementation Projects for Preventing Secondary Conditions and Promoting the Health of People with Disabilities (State Disability and Health Grantees) have created "Success Stories" or snapshots of the public health impact their programs have for people with disabilities in their states. These Success Stories capture details on how each grantee program has taken steps to target a particular public health issue that people with disabilities face in their state and how their work will impact future public health efforts.



Center for Disabilities Studies (DE) Leads Delaware to First Place in National text4baby Contest

The Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware is the lead organization for the text4baby program of the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition. Delaware took first place in a state enrollment competition for text4baby.



AUCD Recognizes CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities with the 2011 Outstanding Organizational Achievement Award

This year's award commemorates a decade of outstanding NCBDDD service and effectiveness in improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities.



AUCD has Moved

Source: Webinar
Author: Test

AUCD's new address is:
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
All phones, emails, and URLs remain the same.



2011 APHA Disability Section Annual Meeting Conference Scholarships

The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is excited to announce four new $1000 conference travel scholarship opportunities for graduate students to attend the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting from October 29-November 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.



Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, MS (hyg.) Appointed Director of CDC's NCBDDD

AUCD congratulates Dr. Coleen Boyle on her appointment to the position as Director of the NCBDDD. We look forward to continuing to work with her and her office.

Liz Weintraub, Sharon Romelczyk, and Amie Lulinski-Norris, MS


AUCD Welcomes New Staff

AUCD is pleased to welcome three new staff to Central Office: Liz Weintraub, Sharon Romelczyk, and Amie Lulinski-Norris, MS.



AUCD 2010: Thanks To All For a Great Conference!

AUCD 2010 focused on taking successes to scale through systematic efforts at expanding the scope, impact, quality, and reach of our practices.
>Session Presentations are being uploaded daily; check the "program" tab on the conference page to download information.
>View pictures from Conference
>Mark your calendars for AUCD 2011: Help us celebrate AUCD's 40th anniversary on November 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA.



$1 Million Dollars Awarded for Disability Research through RTOIs

2010 RTOI Recipients

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is pleased to announce the 2010 Research Topics of Interest (RTOIs) recipients, funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). This opportunity is open to the AUCD network (UCEDDs, LENDs, and IDDRCs).



Call for Papers: Community Participation for People with Disabilities; How Do We Measure Up?

Kansas City, Kansas

This state-of-the-science conference is the culmination of four years of translational research designed to enhance full community participation by people with disabilities. Researchers with the Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (RTC/MICL) have used multiple methods and measures to discover, assess and intervene in both personal and environmental factors related to community participation.



APHA Announces 2010 Public Health ACTion (PHACT) Campaign

APHA is mobilizing its members, affiliates and other advocates to educate their members of Congress on important public health policies that build and maintain healthy communities.

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