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Contact Information

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689

Another Upcoming Training!

Maximizing Access: Smart Choices in Equipment and Facility Design A training program for health professionals

This 1.5 hour training focuses on providing background and strategies that will help providers to improve access to health services and programs for people with disabilities. The session will:

Describe health disparities among persons with disabilities.

Identify barriers to health […]

A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will focus on interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration in supporting self-determined transition of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities to adulthood and community life. Topics addressed in this webinar will include: health, postsecondary education, community living, cultural contexts, and interagency collaboration. To register […]

Improving access to mammography for women with disabilities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to encourage breast cancer screenings among women with disabilities through the Right to Know Campaign. In the United States in 2008, women with a disability aged 50-74 reported a lower rate of mammography use than women without a disability of the same ages (78.1% vs. […]

Input sought on Delaware’s Essential Health Benefits

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that every health insurance plan offered to an individual or small business must cover a minimum level of benefits in each of the ten broad categories of services listed below. This minimum coverage standard is referred to as “essential health benefits (EHB).” Health insurance plans may cover […]

US Access Board Releases Proposed Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The US Access Board has released for public comment accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. Developed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the proposed standards address access for people with disabilities to examination tables and chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other equipment used for diagnostic purposes. The standards are not final and […]

CDC introduces new online disability data system

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduces Disability and Health Data System (DHDS). Disability and Health Data System is an online interactive system that helps quickly translate state-level, disability-specific data into information that can be used by state health departments, national disability and health organizations, policymakers, researchers, educators, and others.

In conjunction with […]

Connecting the Dots Updated

The Center for Disabilities Studies and Delaware Family Voices/Family to Family Health Information Center have created a new edition of Connecting the Dots, A Guide to Finding Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs in Delaware. The guide includes suggestions about where to begin your search for information and services; […]

Promoting Health and Preventing Disease for People with Disabilities

Webinar to Focus on the Unique Role of CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability Episode 3: Differences in Health Status for People with Disabilities Tuesday, January 24th from 4:00- 5:00 pm EST CDC recognizes the challenges that people with disabilities face in achieving and maintaining good health. This webinar will describe some of the […]

Reducing Health Disparities with Improved Data Collection

New Refined Data Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability Status

The Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 31, 2011, published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.

Identifying disparities and effectively targeting and […]

Delaware campaigning to boost enrollment in Text4Baby

Pregnant women and new moms get free health text messages. Text “BABY” to 511411 or go to TEXT4BABY state enrollment contest ends 10/20. Delaware is so close to ranking in the top 3 for registered moms. Share this message and get more moms connected! Learn more at or contact Karen Zalewski at (302) […]