Health Promotion

Responsive Practice Providing Health Care & Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities

The Responsive Practice training is online, on-demand, free for a limited time, and eligible for continuing education & continuing medical education credits. Responsive Practice enhances health care providers’ ability to deliver culturally competent, accessible care to people with intellectual, mobility, and other disabilities. Learning objectives: Describe disparities in health experienced by people with disabilities compared to …

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Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation – News & Media | Health.gov

Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation Source: Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation – News & Media | Health.gov By Allison Tubbs, Project Coordinator, National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and Maureen Acquino, Program Specialist, National Recreation and Park Association Park and recreation agencies are leading the way to inclusive communities across the country. Since the …

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New Hampshire Adults with Disabilities Are Motivated to Quit Smoking

The New Hampshire (NH) Disability & Public Health Project created a new data brief entitled, “New Hampshire Adults with Disabilities Are Motivated to Quit Smoking”.   To better understand smoking trends and attempts to quit among people with disabilities in NH, the NH Disability and Public Health Project (DPH) worked with the NH Tobacco Prevention and …

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PCPID Releases Report on Direct Support Workforce | Administration for Community Living

February 14, 2018 The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) has released its 2017 report, America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities and the U.S. Economy. Source: PCPID Releases Report on Direct Support Workforce | ACL Administration for Community Living Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide services and …

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Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

RRTCDD 2016/17 Fall/Winter Health and Wellness Series Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC (skahan@uic.edu) Play recording (1 hr 4 min) Download Sexuality and Healthy Relationships PowerPoint Presentation  Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:00pm | Eastern Daylight Time Presenter Biosketch: Susan is the clinical staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disability Family Clinics, Susan, provides individual and …

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Missouri AAIDD

2018 SPRING WORKSHOPS FEATURING Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH and Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN Developers of the HealthMatters Program Download 2018-Spring-Conference-Health-Matters flyer for more information.

Smoking Among Ohioans with Disabilities

The Ohio Disability and Health Program has developed a fact sheet to raise awareness regarding smoking disparities faced by Ohioans with disabilities. http://go.osu.edu/ODHPsmokingfacts2018 or download ODHP_Smoking-Factsheet-2018. For further information, please contact Ann Robinson, Program Coordinator, Ohio Disability and Health Program. Overview Smoking accounts for half a million deaths every year and is of particular concern among …

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At the intersection of chronic disease, disability and health services research: A scoping literature review

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.12.012 Abstract Background There is a concerted effort underway to evaluate and reform our nation’s approach to the health of people with ongoing or elevated needs for care, particularly persons with chronic conditions and/or disabilities. Objective This literature review characterizes the current state of knowledge on the measurement of chronic disease and disability in population-based …

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The Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion

Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion – ScienceDirect Why is this important? One in five adults in the United States have some type of disability (CDC, 2017). Adults with disabilities are more likely to be obese, smoke, have high blood pressure, and be physically inactive than adults without disabilities(CDC, 2017). Increased …

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