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The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are excited to launch Project Accessibility USA: Removing Barriers for Women with Disabilities. This innovative community project is a “win/win” opportunity to support Susan G. Komen affiliates and grantees continue their efforts to be community leaders in providing quality services to women with disabilities and addressing their breast health needs.

Women with disabilities, a medically underserved population, are at an increased risk of breast cancer mortality and are significantly less likely than women without a disability to receive a clinical breast exam (CBE) and recommended mammogram screenings. This disparity is often due to physical, environmental, cultural and attitudinal barriers.

Project Accessibility USA assists Susan G. Komen Affiliate grantees as they help end this disparity. The project supports Susan G. Komen Affiliate grantees as they provide accessible, high-quality breast health services to women with disabilities in their communities and continue as leaders in providing inclusive services.

AAHD is partnering with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Center on Development and Disability to offer these services at no cost to Komen affiliates and grantees:
  • On-site facility visit and technical assistance to improve facility accessibility for selected screening grantees;

  • Innovative and engaging interactive educational on-line training and professional development modules to increase staff awareness regarding mammography accessibility for women with disabilities; and

  • Access to material on the on-line Breast Health Accessibility Resource Portal.

Project Accessibility USA is a cooperative project of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the Division of Disability and Health Policy at the Center for Development and Disability (DHPD) with funding provided by Susan G. Komen.

American Association on Health and Disability Go to AAHD’s website
Go to DHPD’s website
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Center for Development and Disability