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

  • AAHD JOINS CACH PROJECT WITH CBPP The American Association on Health and Disability (lead partner for the NDNRC) is happy to announce that we are joining a new project which is being launched by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project, called the Consumer Assistance Coordination Hub (CACH), will support individuals …
  • Roadmap to Behavioral Health! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) in partnership with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released The Roadmap to Behavioral Health.
    This guide offers important information about mental health and substance use disorder services, finding a behavioral health provider, defining behavioral health terms, receiving services, and following …
  • Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit Website Updates The Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit is one way AUCD provides resources and strategies to, “champion and model diversity, equity and inclusion.” AUCD is continually searching for resources to make available at the Diversity & Inclusion website. In July and August, 17 resources have been added. The focus of these resources includes child health; self-advocacy; cultural …

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Events

  • Archived Webinar: Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies Tuesday October 17, 2017, 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

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    Please join us for a brown bag colloquium with Dr. Adriane Griffen from the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) to learn how public health can improve the health, employment and participation of Montanans with disabilities.
    Did you know? One in five Montana adults live with …

  • AUCD 2017 Registration is Open! The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. Whether you’re a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.
    Deadline: October 20th
    http://bit.ly/2w5z6vL
  • Broaden your knowledge, help more people!  
    Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop, Missoula, MT (POSTPONED)
    What is inclusive Fitness?
    Fitness professionals must understand how to ensure people who may have a physical, sensory or
    cognitive disability feel welcome and receive appropriate and individualized guidance in order to meet their physical activity and fitness goals, whether in a health club, outdoor and/ or home-based setting.
    What will I …

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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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