Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. Our name honors the federal appeals court judge whose landmark decisions pioneered the field of mental health law, and our advocacy is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity. For many people with mental disabilities, this means something as basic as having a decent place to live, supportive services and equality of opportunity.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services As of July 1, 2001, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It’s more than just a new name – it’s an increased emphasis on responsiveness to beneficiaries and providers, and quality improvement.
Civil Rights Filing a complaint, Regulations, Other Resources. Your Rights Under Section 504, Your Rights As A Person with HIV Infection, AIDS, or Related Conditions, Your Rights Under the Age Discrimination Act, Your Rights Under the Community Service Assurance of the Hill-Burton Act, Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software. The VA WWW serves several major constituencies including the veteran and his/her dependents, Veterans Service Organizations, the military, the general public, and VA employees around the world. Internet mail is also available which allows veterans to make specific inquiries and receive official responses from VA staff. In addition to providing the full Federal Benefits Manual for Veterans and Dependents, press releases and announcements of interest to veterans, a listing of current job opportunities with the VA, many of the most requested benefit application and information forms are now available to through this Server.
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) Ten regional DBTACs answer technical questions, make referrals, and disseminate federally-approved information and materials. In addition, the DBTACs perform a wide range of activities to promote public awareness of the ADA. The DBTACs provide ADA training and technical assistance to covered individuals and entities in order to facilitate employment for individuals with disabilities and accessibility in public accommodations and government services.
disAbility.gov July 26, 2000, marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In celebration of this milestone, the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities created this site, to provide one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government.
Medicaid Medicaid is a jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. It covers approximately 36 million individuals including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems Federally mandated system in each state and territory which provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy. P&As were established to address public outcry in response to the abuse, neglect and lack of programming in institutions for persons with disabilities. Congress has created distinct statutory programs to address the needs of different populations of persons with disabilities.
National Council on Disability (NCD) NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD’s overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) Today’s modern woman has a multitude of roles and responsibilities: caregiver, wife, mother, employee, friend, and volunteer, among others. Women with disabilities or women who care for a person(s) with a disability are women first, yet they face the added challenges of physical or mental limitations.
President’s Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) The PCMR acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to programs and services for people with mental retardation. It evaluates the adequacy of current practices and programs for people with mental retardation. PCMR also coordinates federal agency activities in mental retardation, highlights the need for appropriate changes, promotes research, and promotes the training of people who provide direct support services to persons with mental retardation.
U.S. Department of Justice Home Page Locating Department of Justice Information: Search the Justice Department WWW Server, Justice Department Organizations – By organizational structure, Justice Department Organizations – Alphabetically by organization name, Topical index, Justice Department Issues, News, Topics of Interest, Justice Department Press Releases, Other Justice Department Information Sources, Justice Department Gopher Server, Other Federal Government Information Sources, Other Federal Government WWW servers, Other Criminal Justice Information Sources, Other Criminal Justice WWW servers.