Activity

Committee on Functional Assessment for Adults with Disabilities


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Select Populations and Health Equity, Substance Use and Mental Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

The U.S. Social Security Administration has requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct a study to (1) provide an overview of the functional abilities an adult needs to meet the physical and mental demands of work; (2) discuss the relationship between the identified functional abilities and the occupational data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its new Occupational Information System, including discussion of ways to link functioning to the requirements of occupations; and (3) provide findings and conclusions regarding the collection of information about functional abilities relevant to work activity.

As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). 

 

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