The Disability Section has various committees to ensure our work is accomplished collaboratively with section members. Below are summaries of the specific committees and their activities, as well as contact information for each of the committees.
We strongly encourage participation from Disability Section members to join committees and be an active member of the Disability Section. Please contact the current committee chair for the committee you are interested in joining.
Disability Section Student Webinar Series
The purpose of the student webinar series is to promote learning, provide an opportunity for students to share their research, and network with leaders in the field. All webinars will be live captioned. Recordings and transcripts are available for every webinar.
Disability and Sexuality
Social Determinants of Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities
Quality of Life for Persons with Intellectual Disability
Barriers to Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities
Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities
Disability Section Student Scholarship Winners
Scholarship winners described their experiences from the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Disability Section Award Winners
Disability Section Award recipients join a distinguished group of achievers who have made significant contributions to the disability field and to improvements in the lives of people with disabilities nationally and internationally.
Lifetime Achievement - George Jesien
New Investigator - Simon Driver
Advocacy - ADAPT
Student - Vijay Vasudevan and Kerri Vanderbom
Lifetime Achievement - Gloria Krahn
New Investigator - Jennifer L. Rowland
Advocacy - Dennis G. Heaphy
Lifetime Achievement - Rune Simeonsson
Allan Meyers - Elena Andresen
Advocacy - Eleanor Smith
Student - Scott Robertson
Lifetime Achievement - Rene Jahiel
New Investigator - Stephen Gulley
Student - Sue Feldman
Lifetime Achievement - Barbara Altman
New Investigator - Willi Horner-Johnson
Student - Cheri Blauwet