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Disability and Health Journal critically examines Americans with Disabilities Act
Date:10/7/2010

as well as provide a first step to improving access at all levels to promote the health of people with disabilities.

Introduction
Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D.

This dedication to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a longstanding advocate for improving environmental, program, and social access for people with disability, is contributed by her son, Dr. Timothy Shriver.

This article has been made freely available as a service to the health care community at: http://www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(10)00046-4/fulltext

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities: Historical Review, Rationale, and Implications 5 Years after Publication
Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., Margaret Giannini, M.D., F.A.A.P., Brian Bergmark, B.A., and Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

The authors provide a history of early legislation leading to the ADA, and then a further forward history from the ADA to the 2005 Call to Action. Dr. Richard Carmona, U.S. Surgeon General in 2005, developed this Call to Action to further the understanding that disability does not equate with poor health.

Health Care under the ADA: A Vision or a Mirage?
Nancy R. Mudrick, M.S.W., Ph.D., and Michael A. Schwartz, J.D., Ph.D.

Drs. Mudrick and Schwartz focus on the past 10 years of ADA enforcement related to health, and highlight the many barriers the deaf community encounters. The settlements associated with these and other health access issues show the effectiveness of the ADA, but also the enforcement choices of the Department of Justice.

This article has been made freely available as a service to the health care community at: http://www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/PIIS1936657410000610/fulltext'/>"/>

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