Here are some academic resources you might find helpful in preparing scholarly material or funding applications.
Albrecht, G. L., Seelman, K. D., & Bury, M. (Eds.). (2001). Handbook of disability studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Bersani, H.J. & Lynman, L. (2009). “Governmental policies and programs for people with disabilities.” In Drum, Krahn & Bersani.
Calhoun, J. G., Ramiah, K., Weist, E. M., & Shortell, S. M. (2008). Development of a core competency model for the master of public health degree. American Journal of Public Health, 98(9), 1598-1607.
Drum, C.E. (2009). Models and Approaches to Disability. In Drum, Krahn & Bersani.
Drum, C. E., Krahn, G. L., & Bersani, H. Jr. (Eds.). (2009). Disability and Public Health. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association & American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Iezzoni, L. & Freedman, V. (2008). Turning the Tide: The importance of definitions. JAMA, 299, 332-334.
Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2007). The Future of Disability in America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
Kochtitzky, C. S. (2011). Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment. In Dannenberg, AL., Frumkin, H., and Jackson, RJ. (Eds.), Making Healthy Places: Designing for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (129-143). Washington, DC: Island Press.
Lollar, D.J. (2002) Public health and disability: emerging opportunities. Public Health Reports, 117 (2), 131-136.
Lollar, D.J. & Andresen, E.M. (Eds.). (2011). Public Health Perspectives on Disability: Epidemiology to Theics and Beyond. New York, NY: Springer Science Business Media, LLC.
Lollar, D.J. & Crews, J.E. (2003). Redefining the role of public health in disability. Annual Review of Public Health, 24, 195-208.
Lollar, D.J. & Simeonsson, R.J. (2005). Diagnosis to function: classification for children and youth. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. August, 26:4, 1-8.
World Health Organization (WHO). (2011). International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Geneva: World Health Organization.