Goal: Improve health and well-being in people with disabilities.
About 1 in 4 people in the United States have a disability.1 Healthy People 2030 focuses on helping people with disabilities get the support and services they need — at home, work, school, and in the health care system.
Studies have found that people with disabilities are less likely to get preventive health care services they need to stay healthy.2 Strategies to make health care more affordable for people with disabilities are key to improving their health.
In addition, people with disabilities may have trouble finding a job, going to school, or getting around outside their homes.3 And they may experience daily stress related to these challenges. Efforts to make homes, schools, workplaces, and public places easier to access can help improve quality of life and overall well-being for people with disabilities.
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Marrocco, A. & Krouse, H.J. (2017). Obstacles to Preventive Care for Individuals with Disability: Implications for Nurse Practitioners. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29(5), 282-293. DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12449
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2015). TED: The Economics Daily. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/people-with-a-disability-less-likely-to-have-completed-a-bachelors-degree.htm