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Disability Rights Advocates Gives BHAWD "Eagle" Award -
October 1999

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a major California-based non profit disability advocacy center, is pleased to announce that The Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities program (BHAWD) has been selected as a DRA Americans with Disabilities Act "Eagle" award recipient for 1999. This is DRA's third annual Eagle and Turkey award ceremony. Eagle awards are given to corporations or other entities or individuals who have shown outstanding efforts to comply with the ADA and to help the advancement of people with disabilities in the area of health care, transportation, education, housing and employment. Turkey awards are given to businesses and individuals who have impeded the advancement of people with disabilities in critical areas of life. These awards are selected and approved by disability leaders throughout the nation through a web site questionnaire posted on DRA's web page. We will be giving four Eagle and four Turkey awards this year. We have selected BHAWD for its exemplary efforts to ensure access to health care for women with disabilities. We particularly commend you on your efforts to make women aware of their needs for comprehensive breast health care and for making other health care providers aware of what can and should be provided by all providers to all women with disabilities. We realize that this is an uphill battle but we are proud that you and Alta Bates are pioneering this effort. DRA salutes your work to ensure health care access to women with disabilities.

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