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Title The future of disability in America / Committee on Disability in America, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Marilyn J. Field and Alan Jette, editors
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2007]
©2007

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Description xxv, 592 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Summary -- 1. Introduction -- Disability and Related Societal Trends -- Origin of Study Tasks and Overview of Report -- Developments Since Publication of the 1991 and 1997 IOM Reports -- Choosing the Future of Disability in America -- The Future of Disability in a Public Health Context -- The Policy Environment of Disability -- 2. Definition And Monitoring Of Disability -- Toward a Common Conceptual Framework -- Adopting and Improving the ICF -- A National Disability Monitoring System -- Recommendations -- 3. Disability Trends -- Current Estimates of Disability and Related Conditions -- Monitoring Trends in Disability -- Trends in Early Life -- Trends in Disability in Middle Life -- Trends in Disability in Late Life -- Projecting the Future of Disability in America -- 4. Health Care Transitions For Young People -- Transitions to Adult Care in a Life Span Perspective -- A Critical Transition: From Child to Adult -- Individual and Family Factors Affecting Health Care Transitions -- Adolescent Transitions, Public Policy, and Other Environmental Factors -- Health Care Services and Systems -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- 5. Secondary Conditions And Aging With Disability -- A Life Span Perspective on Secondary Conditions and Aging with a Disability -- Selective Review of the Literature -- Directions for Research and Education -- Recommendations -- 6. The Environmental Context Of Disability: The Case Of Health Care Facilities -- Research on the Role of the Environment in Disability -- Accessible Health Care Facilities -- Recommendations -- 7. Assistive And Mainstream Technologies For People With Disabilities -- Types of Technologies Used or Encountered by People with Disabilities -- Key Policies That Promote Assistive Technology and Universal Design of Mainstream Technologies -- Extent of Assistive Technology Use -- Outcomes of Assistive Technology Use -- Enhancing Accessibility Through Universal Design of Mainstream Technologies: Promises and Problems -- Challenges to Development and Effective Provision and Use of Assistive Technologies -- Recommendations -- 8. Access To Health Insurance And The Role Of Risk Adjusted Payments To Health Plans -- Health Insurance Coverage for People with Disabilities -- Health Insurance Markets and Their Limits for People with Disabilities -- Disability and Risk Adjustment of Payments to Health Plans -- Recommendations -- 9. Coverage Of Assistive Technologies And Personal Assistive Services -- Types of Limitations on Coverage -- Coverage of Assistive Technologies -- Coverage of Personal Assistance Services -- Access to Assistive Technologies and Services Through Noninsurance Programs -- Rising Costs and the Challenge of Expanding Coverage of Assistive Services and Technologies -- Recommendations -- 10. Organization And Support Of Disability Research -- Federal Disability Research Programs -- Challenges of Organizing and Coordinating Disability Research -- Recommendations -- Final Thoughts -- References -- Appendixes -- A. Committee Activities -- B. Table of Contents, Workshop Report on Disability in America -- C. Development and Implementation of Risk Adjustment of Insurance Premiums and Capitation in the United States and Implications for People with Disabilities -- David J. Knutson, Ph.D. -- D. The Americans with Disabilities Act in a Health Care Context -- Sara Rosenbaum -- E. Employment Discrimination Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Implementation and Impact -- Kathryn Moss and Scott Burris -- F. Access to Telecommunications Technology by Americans with Disabilities: Key Laws and Policies -- Karen Peltz Strauss -- G. Transportation Patterns and Problems of People with Disabilities -- Sandra Rosenbloom -- H. Committee Biographies -- Index
Summary "The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendation propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
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Subject People with disabilities -- United States.
People with disabilities -- Services for -- United States.
Sociology of disability -- United States.
Disabled Persons.
Age Factors.
Chronic Disease -- prevention & control.
Comorbidity.
Health Services Accessibility -- trends.
Insurance Coverage.
Disabled Persons.
Age Factors.
Chronic Disease -- prevention & control.
Comorbidity.
Health Services Accessibility -- trends.
Insurance Coverage.
United States.
United States.
Author Field, Marilyn J. (Marilyn Jane)
Jette, Alan M.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Disability in America: a New Look.
LC no. 2007019908
ISBN 9780309104722 hardback alkaline paper
0309104726 hardback alkaline paper