The Montana Disability and Health Program is organized to respond to the health priorities of Montanans with disabilities across the life course. Disability has been defined by the 2005 Surgeon General’s Call to Action as “a feature of the body, mind or senses that can affect a person’s daily life.”

News

  • Archived Webinar: Achieving Health Equity with Inclusive Interdisciplinary Walk/Move Audits
    We hope you enjoy this National Public Health Webinar.
    Title: Achieving Health Equity with Inclusive Interdisciplinary Walk/Move Audits.
    When: Friday July 24, 2020 from 12-1:30 pm EST (10-11:30 am MST)
    What it is about: During this webinar you will join national and local leaders in a virtual conversation about their interdisciplinary research and advocacy-based perspectives to create inclusive, …
  • Advice for Teaching with a Chronic Illness
    Advice for Teaching with a Chronic Illness: The STEPS guide helps teachers understand their rights under the American Disabilities Act, decide who at school to tell about their condition, and find ways to overcome the teaching challenges their specific condition presents. It also features powerful advice from a teacher who has lost her hair due …
  • COVID-19 Information and Resources
    AAHD survey reports available on Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and Access to Health Services Among Adults with Disabilities Project (COVID-19 & Disability Project)
    AAHD conducted a rapid, real-time online survey of COVID-19 and persons with a range of disabilities.  The COVID-19 & Disability Project is funded by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.  The purpose of the COVID-19 …

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Events

  • Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula
    May 15-16, 2019
    The Montana Disability and Health Program (MTDH) in partnership with the Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will be holding an Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula on May 15-16, 2019. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about inclusivity, exercise recommendations, adaptations, …
  • Enduring webinar event: Reaching People with Disabilities Through Patient Navigation: Supportive Access to Healthcare Coverage
    Please join us for this 1.5 hour webinar from the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) at the American Association on Health Disability.
    Disclosure Information –
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Criteria for Successful Completion: Completion of Posttest with …
  • 2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Conference
     
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) is hosting a behavioral health workforce virtual conference to highlight the accomplishments, best practices, and lessons learned from HRSA’s behavioral health workforce programs.
    The conference aims to showcase innovative academic and training approaches used by behavioral health …

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Success Story Spotlight

  • Promoting inclusive community health initiatives
    About one out of five people in the United States lives with some type of disability, including physical, vision, mental health, cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other health conditions that cause limitations in one or more major life activities. In 2014, Montanans with disabilities self-rated their overall health as fair/poor (41%), indicating a substantially …

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