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Additional Resources

We have compiled lists of resources related to breast health care and health care access for women living with disabilities and their health care providers. These lists are not comprehensive but are meant to provide useful contact information to promote a better understanding of breast health and breast cancer.

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To learn about our related study on the barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening for women living with disabilities, please visit: http://withuss.phhp.ufl.edu.

Breast Health & Health Resources for Women Living with Disabilities

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

Provide health information for women living with physical disabilities. Call: 800-442-7693 or visit http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)

Information on how to perform a breast self-exam and resources to receiving breasth health care that is tailored to women with special needs. Call: (510) 204-4866 or visit http://www.bhawd.org

The Florida Breast Health Initiative

Tools on how to perform breast self- examinations (BSE), free mammograms for women that qualify, referrals for low cost screening and assistance to women requiring additional screening and treatment. Call: 1.866.315.7711 or visit http://www.flbreasthealth.com

The Florida Breast Health Initiative

Tools on how to perform breast self- examinations (BSE), free mammograms for women that qualify, referrals for low cost screening and assistance to women requiring additional screening and treatment. Call: 1.866.315.7711 or visit http://www.flbreasthealth.com

The Department of Health and Human Services, Illness and Disabilities

This page has links to useful information for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers. Please visit at: http://www.4woman.gov/wwd/

Access to Health Care for Women Living with Disabilities

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

Provides health information for women living with physical disabilities. Call 800-442-7693 or visit: http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/

Womenshealth.gov ~ Dept. of Health and Human Services

Information on access to health care, financial assistance, living with a disability, laws and regulations and other important information for women living with disabilities. Visit: http://www.4woman.gov/wwd/

DisabilityResources.org ~ Disability Resources for the State of Florida

Several useful sites and references for individuals living with disabilities. For more information on resources available in Florida, visit: http://www.disabilityresources.org/FLORIDA.html

The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc.

A non-profit organization providing protection and advocacy services in the State of Florida. Read more about them at: http://www.advocacycenter.org/. For advocate phone numbers in Florida visit: http://www.advocacycenter.org/TelephoneContacts.htm

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

This site has information on ADA access, adaptive mobility, advocacy, assistive technology and more. Please visit at: http://www.aapd-dc.org/docs/sites.php

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Access for Women with Disabilities is downloadable at: http://www.csp.nsw.gov.au/downloads/Brochure_for_women.pdf. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbdd/women/access.htm.

Resources for Health Care Providers

"Removing Barriers to Health Care A Guide for Health Professionals"

This was produced by The Center for Universal Design and The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health. It is available online and in print. Please visit: http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/rbar/

"Breaking Down Barriers to Health Care for Women with Disabilities"

This is a paper published in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Offices on Disability and Women’s Health. A PDF of this paper is available at: http://www.hhs.gov/od/summit/whitepaper.doc

"ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG)"

Web searchable or PDF versions of this document are available at: http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm

Breast Health Access For Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)

This is a California organization with several resources for in and out-of-state medical professionals, as well as women living with disabilities. To download or purchase the following publications please visit: http://www.bhawd.org

To learn about our related study on the barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening for women living with disabilities, please visit: http://withuss.phhp.ufl.edu.

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This page was last updated Sep. 11, 2008.