Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
Social determinants of health are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, and work that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes.
Social Isolation and Loneliness
This month marks the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark civil rights legislation signed on July 26, 1990, that works to increase equity and inclusion for people with disabilities across all aspects of American society, including employment. “The signing of the ADA was a milestone moment in America’s ongoing quest for a more inclusive, equitable society, and it underpins our work in the Office of Disability Employment Policy,” said Taryn M. Williams, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. “Through policy development, outreach and technical assistance, we help workers and employers use the benefits and protections the law enables to build more diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible workforces.”
The Congressional Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities was created by Rep. Owens, co-chaired by Justin Dart Jr. and Elizabeth Boggs. The first version of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was introduced by Sen. Weicker and Rep. Coelho in the 100 th Congress.
Review the ADA website for more information.