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Disabilities Prevention

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Purpose of this program:

To 1) Provide a national focus for the prevention of secondary conditions in persons within selected disability domains including mobility, personal care, communication, and learning; 2) build State capacity to coordinate program activities and assess the magnitude of disability in States; 3) employ epidemiological methods to set priorities and direct health promotion interventions for persons with disabilities; 4) conduct research projects to understand secondary conditions and measure the impact of the environment on the lives of persons with disabilities, and conduct studies on the effectiveness of interventions in targeted groups of persons with disabilities; 5) fund and support a national limb loss information center and a limb loss epidemiology research facility; 6) fund and support a national information center on physical activity for persons with disabilities; and 7) fund and support a national paralysis and quality of life/health promotion information and resource center.