Navigation Links
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities in the DC Metro Area
Date:2/22/2010

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAHD is the recipient of a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure entitled "Project Accessibility: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities" to increase accessibility of mammogram facilities in the DC Metro area. The purpose of the grant is to increase breast cancer screening among women with disabilities and women from various cultures by administering a survey tool to assess the accessibility (environmental, architectural, communication, attitudinal, linguistic) barriers in mammography facilities located in the District of Columbia, Prince George's County in Maryland, Alexandria City in Virginia, and Fairfax, Loudon, Arlington, and Prince William Counties in Virginia.

Women with disabilities are as likely to be at risk for breast cancer as women without disabilities.  Often times, women with disabilities face certain obstacles in getting their mammograms.

As part of this project and to learn more about barriers women with disabilities face in getting their mammograms, AAHD has developed a Breast Cancer Women's Survey to help gain a better understanding of what types of barriers are keeping women with disabilities from getting their mammograms.  This survey is confidential and can be performed on-line at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G77ZLF3

If you are a woman with a disability and reside in Washington, DC or the surrounding six Metro areas (listed above), we would sincerely appreciate if you could take five minutes to complete our on-line survey.  You will be helping AAHD and Susan G. Komen for the Cure   learn more about barriers women with disabilities encounter when getting their mammograms and work towards changing policy so all women have access to quality mammogram screening.

Please visit the AAHD website at www.aahd.us to learn more about "Project Accessibility."  For more information contact Janet Kreitman, MSW, MAPA at jkreitman@aahd.us or 301-545-6140 or Roberta Carlin, MS, JD at rcarlin@aahd.us  or 301-545-6140 ext 206.

AAHD is a national nonprofit association located in Rockville, MD.  The mission of AAHD is to advance health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities through research, public awareness, advocacy and education.

SOURCE American Association on Health and Disability

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.aahd.us

'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association on Health and Disability
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan ... the Michelson People’s Choice Award, and the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... patented products, announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids in proper muscle ... says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Globalization has ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. ... for the majority of skin cancer deaths. More than 10,000 people are expected to die ... diagnosis is 62, it is the one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in young ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... City based oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Majid Jamali is an expert in ... apnea. Dr. Jamali is proud to offer this permanent solution to patients who suffer from ... bones. This surgery is performed to correct the alignment of the jaw. It is beneficial ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... For those ... as the meal to miss. That was among the many new lifestyle diet tips ... a recent Sharon Kleyne Hour® Power of Water® radio show. Bonny and Lawrence noted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... 2016  Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ... the fiscal second quarter ended March 26, 2016.  ... increased 41.2%, and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.47 ... on a reported basis, and 6.3% on a ... another good quarter, highlighted by 14.6% growth in ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... -- Elekta today announced that its leading-edge ... focal point of seven scientific presentations at ESTRO 35, ... & Oncology, taking place April 29 - May 3. ... and a high-field MRI scanner with sophisticated software that ... in real time. The MR-linac is designed to improve ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... SHAWNEE, Kan. , April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Martabano , a senior from the University of ... winner of the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award ... veterinary schools, which were awarded a total of ... Over the last four years, Bayer has provided ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: