AAHD Call to Action to Promote the All of Us Research Program to People with Disabilities
AAHD is challenging the disability community to learn about the All of Us Research Program and consider participation with a Call to Action. The All of Us Research Program is seeking to improve precision medicine and the Call to Action emphasizes the fact that All of Us is encouraging groups to participate that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research, including disability. If we truly believe in the concept of “nothing about us without us,” then we must answer the call when asked to participate in this type of program.
If you want to learn more about our project with the NIH’s All of Us Research Project, check out the Frequently Asked Questions document about the program. This past Wednesday, we also presented on a webinar with Association of University Centers on Disabilities to discuss how “All of Us Includes Disability”. This webinar has been archived in the AUCD webinar library.
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) recently published an opinion piece on The Hill which highlights the benefits that Medicaid expansion has had for people with disabilities. The article outlines the benefits which the CHRIL researchers found when comparing employment rates for people with disabilities in expansion v. non-expansion states. To read more on the CHRIL research, check out our blog post from last year.
A new survey from the Commonwealth Fund looks at the relationship of the uninsured rate to the underinsured rate. The survey reports that while the ACA has effectively brought the uninsured rate down, that there are a larger number of individuals who are underinsured. To learn more check out our news item.
A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the “Long-Term Trends in Employer-Based Coverage.”
Last week we highlighted a new series of state fact sheets from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) which show how Medicaid helps families and individuals with low income. These fact sheets have been added to the individual state pages on the NDNRC website. To access the state pages, click on your state on our State Resource Guide Map.
Now that Open Enrollment Year 6 (OE6) has ended, AAHD is continuing to work with Community Catalyst and other partners to highlight the benefits of health insurance and how to get the most out of your coverage. For more graphics like the one below which can be used to remind consumers about the benefits of their insurance coverage, check out our blog post about the project.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) which work to increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.