Resources – Health Disparities – People with Disabilities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
An online tool that allows users to easily access disability data for every county in the United States and Puerto Rico.
This report is a summary of a public health needs assessment conducted in 2014 on the the health status and disparities of Iowans with disabilities.
People with disabilities don't always receive the healthcare services they need, which can lead to poorer health outcomes throughout their lifetime. Being aware that barriers to receiving care exist is essential in order to address them through training, policy, and physical environment. This factsheet gives an overview of health gaps people with disabilities often experience, barriers to accessing healthcare services, and suggestions for removing or reducing those barriers.
This short guide shares information and strategies for schools to promote healthy weight and obesity prevention. It includes considerations for school initiatives, risk factors in children with disabilities and other special health care needs, and facts about obesity and school-aged children with disabilities.