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Center on Disability & Health

The Center on Disability and Health was founded in 2004 to promote health and access to care for people with disabilities, prevent secondary conditions, and eliminate disparities between people with and without disabilities in the United States. Its objectives include conducting interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to disability and health.

The Center’s faculty are from the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), an affiliate of New York Medical College. WIHD is a leader in the areas of disability and human development and is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through its activities, which include providing health and human services to children and adults. The Institute also promotes changes in public policy and service delivery through its relationships with state and national agencies. As one of 68 University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, WIHD leverages its expertise to achieve high levels of social impact through:

  • innovation to develop and disseminate new ideas, creative solutions, and positive outcomes
  • education to train current and future leaders, professionals, family members and self-advocates; and,
  • advocacy for changing policies and practices to achieve social change.