LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

A NATIONAL AGENDA FOR THE PREVENTION OF DISABILITY

ORGANIZATION AND COORDINATION

Develop leadership of National Disability Prevention Program at CDC

Develop an enhanced role for the private sector

Establish a national advisory committee

Establish a federal interagency council

Critically assess progress periodically

SURVEILLANCE

Develop a conceptual framework and standard measures of disability

Develop a national disability surveillance system

Revise the National Health Interview Survey

Conduct a comprehensive longitudinal survey of disability

Develop disability indexes

RESEARCH

Develop a comprehensive research program

Emphasize longitudinal research

Conduct research on socioeconomic and psychosocial disadvantage

Expand research on preventive and therapeutic interventions

Upgrade training for research on disability prevention

ACCESS TO CARE AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES

Provide comprehensive health services to all mothers and children

Provide effective family planning and prenatal services

Develop new health service delivery strategies for people with disabilities

Develop new health promotion models for people with disabilities

Foster local capacity building and demonstration projects

Continue effective prevention programs

Provide comprehensive vocational services

PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

Upgrade medical education and training of physicians

Upgrade the training of allied professionals

Establish a program of grants for education and training

Provide more public education on the prevention of disability

Provide more training opportunities for family members and personal attendants of people with disabling conditions



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