CSDP Forum: Disability and Well-Being: Barriers to Improving Quality of Life for People with Disabilities

Dec 04, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Washington, DC, and OnlineWashington, DC, and Online

The health and well-being of people with disabilities relies on a number of factors, including access to health care, work opportunities, and social participation. Unfortunately, people with disabilities tend to face special challenges in these areas. A better understanding of these challenges and their negative impact on well-being can help inform national and local efforts to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.


Our distinguished panel of speakers discussed:

  • The extent to which adults with disabilities spend more time in health-related activities and less time in other activities compared with adults without disabilities
  • Reasons why some recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) live in poverty despite their receipt of benefits
  • Factors associated with the ability of workers with disabilities to obtain adequate and timely health care

The expert panel featured:

  • Gina Livermore, Mathematica
  • Priyanka Anand, Mathematica
  • Jody Schimmel Hyde, Mathematica
  • John Tschida, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education (discussant)

For more information, please contact disabilityforums@mathematica-mpr.com.



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