2014

Federal report: Age-adjusted rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities is three times higher than for people with no disability

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics: In 2012, the rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities was 34 per 1,000, compared to 23 per 1,000 for persons without disabilities. Because persons with disabilities are generally much older than those without, the age distribution differs considerably between these two groups, making direct comparisons misleading. To compare rates, each group was adjusted to have a similar age distribution, making the age-adjusted rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities (60 per 1,000) nearly three times higher than the rate for persons without disabilities (22 per 1,000). Read More >

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Domestic Violence: The Secret Killer That Costs $8.3 Billion Annually

In case you missed it, FORBES published an important article that discusses the importance of employers’ role in ending domestic violence. Domestic Violence: The Secret Killer That Costs $8.3 Billion Annually by Robert Pearl, MD an excerpt:  Domestic violence is all around us. It affects our families, our friends, our coworkers and our neighbors. … Read More >

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Healthcare Transition: Moving from Pediatric to Adult Health

Transitioning from pediatric health care physicians, the adult medical system can be overwhelming when you have special health care needs and a strong relationship with your healthcare team. Ideally, the transition discussion begins several years before you need to be in the adult healthcare system.  As families and physicians look … Read More >

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