Disability and Health Journal Now Abstracted and Indexed by Thomson Reuters and MEDLINE®

New York, NY, February 15, 2011 – Disability and Health Journal ( www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com): The Official Journal of the American Association on Health and Disability ( www.aahd.us), published by Elsevier, has been accepted for coverage by multiple Thomson Reuters abstracting and indexing services, including Journal Citation Reports®, as well as by the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE®.

“Coverage by Thomson Reuters and MEDLINE not only speaks to the quality and significance of the journal’s editorial content, but also acknowledges the continuing efforts of the highly-respected editors, authors, reviewers," stated American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Executive Director, Roberta Carlin, MS, JD. “AAHD is especially appreciative to the DHJO Editors, Dr. Suzanne McDermott and Dr. Margaret Turk, for implementing the highest standards to ensure the success of the DHJO. AAHD is thankful for this outcome and we look forward to years of continued growth.”

Under the guidance of Editors Suzanne McDermott, PhD, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, and Margaret A. Turk, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, along with an eminent Editorial Board, this peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary publication features original contributions that advance knowledge in disability and health. The primary focus is on public health, health promotion, health education, wellness and prevention, reducing the incidence of secondary conditions and medical conditions.

“We are extremely pleased that the Disability and Health Journal has been selected by two of the most prominent abstracting and indexing services: MEDLINE and Thomson Reuters,” commented Dr. McDermott and Dr. Turk.“This coverage, easy linking to full text, and the assignment of an Impact Factor will help to further increase dissemination of the DHJO’s content throughout the healthcare community and support the Association’s mission to advance health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities at the federal, state, and local levels.”

MEDLINE abstracting and indexing will be retroactive to Volume 1:1 (2008). MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) premier bibliographic database containing over 18 million references to journal articles in medicine and the life sciences.

Abstracting and indexing by Thomson Reuters will also begin with Volume 1:1 (2008) and will appear in Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports®/Science Edition, Social Sciences Citation Index®, Journal Citation Reports®/Social Sciences Edition, Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine. The Impact Factor, issued by Thomson Reuters, is, a widely accepted indicator of a journal’s significance within its field.

Disability and Health Journal provides essential information to its readership on:

• Health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities

• Programs to reduce the incidence of secondary conditions in people with disabilities

• Ways to reduce the health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population

• Evaluative research on new interventions, technologies and programs

• Reports of empirical research on the characteristics of persons with disabilities, environments, health outcomes, and

 determinants of health

• Systematic reviews of research literatures in health and disability

• Conceptual framework of the international classification of functioning, disability, and health to describe health and health

 related states

• Existing and emerging models of healthcare delivery/promotion which contribute to the improvement of healthcare across the

 lifespan

• Public health, health promotion, health education, wellness, and prevention

• Population based studies

The Journal is of interest to health-related academic researchers, physicians, public health officials and professionals, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health and wellness promotion specialists, health administrators, and health policy experts.

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About The American Association on Health and Disability (Aahd) 
The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to advance health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities at the federal, state and local level; reduce the incidence of secondary conditions in people with disabilities; and reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD achieves its mission through research, education, public awareness, and advocacy.  www.aahd.us



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