Health Matters for People with Developmental Disabilities: Creating a Sustainable Health Promotion Program

Health Matters for People with Developmental Disabilities: Creating a Sustainable Health Promotion Program (2010). Marks, B., Sisirak, J., & Heller, T. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
This book shows administrators and service providers how to increase supports for health education, exercise and nutrition for people with developmental disabilities by implementing their own successful program.

ISBN: 978-1-59857-000-7
COST: $29.95
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Health Matters Program Guide Cover


With practical guidance on every stage of program development, readers will discover how to:
  • effectively communicate the key "selling points" of a health promotion program, from improved quality of life to reduced cost of health care
  • win the support of everyone involved, from senior management to direct support staff
  • manage practical aspects like budgeting, gathering resources, and recruiting staff
  • use Universal Design to develop a program that welcomes people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities
  • motivate program participants with creative activities and strategies
  • ensure lasting improvements in health behaviors by setting up environmental and organizational supports
  • evaluate the program's outcomes and identify areas for improvement