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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation presents a new fact sheet on underserved populations during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

SHORT HILLS, NJ, September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) recently released a new series of resource sheets for underserved communities living with disabilities.

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The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Minority Health Advisory Committee said minorities living with disabilities face a “double burden”. The challenges of ensuring quality health care that are frustrating for all people with disabilities are further exacerbated among minority groups by prejudice, discrimination and economic barriers; profound health disparities, including disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality, are the result.

The National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) recently released a new series of resource sheets for underserved communities living with disabilities, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, as well as Pacific Islanders and Hawaiians. Each topic sheet provides links to federal and local initiatives as well as information about nonprofit organizations and advocacy efforts that support specific minority groups. These resources are designed to help people with disabilities find essential programs and support services in their community, with the overall goal of improving health and promoting independent living.

Here is a sampling of some of the resources found in these fact sheets:

African American Disability Advocacy Center

Home

Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum

Home

Indian health service

http://www.ihs.gov

American Indian National Veterans

http://www.facebook.com/pages/NAIV-National-American-Indian-Veterans/311444758503

National Coalition for Latinx with Disabilities

www.latinxdisabilitycoaliton.com

For more information on these and other paralysis-related topics, visit the NPRC Resources page or contact the Information Specialist team at www.ChristopherReeve.org/Ask or by calling 1-800-539-7309.

About the Reeve Foundation:

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to healing spinal cord injuries by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by paralysis. By uniting the brightest minds in the field, we work tirelessly to accelerate scientific discovery in spinal cord research by investing in laboratories around the world. Additionally, through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, the Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) promotes the health, well-being, and independence of people living with paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services helping over 100,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002. The Reeve Foundation is committed to the voice of our community and must achieve greater representation and independence . We meet the Better Business Bureau’s 20 standards for charitable accountability and hold the BBBs charity seal. For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.

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