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USPSTF to Address Ableism and Structural Ableism

Read the most recent publication from our Chief Health Officer, Dimitri Christakis

The mission of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is to make evidence-based recommendations about effective interventions to prevent disease, improve health, and extend life of people nationwide. People with disability are the largest minority group in the US. Almost 27.2% of adult Americans have at least one disability, and 4.3% of children have a disability. Disability—among both adults and children—often intersects with other potentially marginalized identities, such as race and ethnicity. This further compounds their barriers to fair health and health care. Yet, disability often remains missing from discussions about improving health.