Disability as a Recognized Health Disparity Population in NIH Research – 175 Organizations; 1,290 Researchers

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined 175 organizations, led by former U.S. Representative and Partnership To Improve Patient Care (PIPC) founder Tony Coelho writing the HHS Secretary objecting to a NIH committee recommendation to “not” recognize disability as a health disparity population. On August 3, we posted on our public policy updates page AAHD and Lakeshore joining the  Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) letter to the NIH NIMHD (National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities). Available here are the September 8 – 175 organizations letter; the September 6 – 1,290 researchers letter; and August 2 DRRC letters.