Redefining the role of public health in disability

Donald Lollar, John E. Crews

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Abstract

The stated mission of current public health activities is to prevent mortality, morbidity, and disability. Though this mission is a noble challenge, attention is now being drawn to that group of the public who are not prevented from living with a disability. This chapter seeks to redefine the functions of public health in the field of disability. It describes the changing demographics of disability and provides a framework for addressing the complex issues associated with defining disability. Finally, we outline a strategy for stronger and clearer public health presence to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalAnnual Review of Public Health
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Assessment
  • Disability
  • Functioning
  • Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Redefining the role of public health in disability. / Lollar, Donald; Crews, John E.

In: Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 24, 2003, p. 195-208.

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Lollar, Donald ; Crews, John E. / Redefining the role of public health in disability. In: Annual Review of Public Health. 2003 ; Vol. 24. pp. 195-208.
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