September 2013

Accessibility Barriers in Health Care

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Last year, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) released a report documenting significant violations of federal accessibility requirements at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies across the nation. The report, entitled Ill-Prepared: Health Care’s Barriers for People with Disabilities, reveals that fewer than 25% of medical service providers tested in the report … Read More >

Welcome to FISA’s New Board Members and Officers!

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FISA Foundation welcomes four new board members who began terms in July, 2013: Susan M. Kirsch, CPA, JD, Shareholder in Tax Advisory Services for Schneider Downs & Co.; Rosa Copeland Miller, Esq., a Pittsburgh attorney with over 17 years of legal experience in general commercial litigation, focusing on contracts, premises … Read More >

Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Health and Wellness Among Black Women and Girls

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The Heinz Endowments recently commissioned a report from TrueChild that explores a new approach to addressing persistent health disparities that disproportionately affect African-American women and girls.  It has challenged FISA to think differently about this aspect of our work. A PDF of the full report is available here: And … Read More >