ERIC Number: ED336893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Disability in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention. Summary and Recommendations.
Pope, Andrew M., Ed.; Tarlov, Alvin R., Ed.
This pamphlet reprints the preface, contents, executive summary, and 27 recommendations from an extensive report on disability prevention issued by the Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities. The summary notes that disability is a social, public health, and moral issue in addition to a medical issue. It cites statistics on the incidence of disabling conditions, and offers an overview of the conceptual framework of disability used in the report, composed of pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and disability. The summary then discusses prevention of disabilities across the life cycle: developmental disabilities, injury-related disabilities, disabilities associated with chronic disease and aging, and secondary conditions associated with disability. The 27 recommendations deal with the areas of: organization and coordination of a national program for the prevention of disability, surveillance, research, access to care and preventive services, and professional and public education. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Aging (Individuals), Chronic Illness, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Incidence, Injuries, Models, Multiple Disabilities, National Programs, Prevention, Public Health, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Research Needs
Institute of Medicine, Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20418 (limited quantities available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC. Div. of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities. For the complete report from which this summary was extracted, see EC 300 624.