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

  • Free training for mammography technologists The New Hampshire Disability and Public Health Project has created an online, on-demand, free training for mammography technologists.  The training is eligible for 1 Category A credit from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
    Click on the following link to register: Responsive Practice: Providing Mammography to Women with Disabilities.
    For questions, please contact Sara Rainer at the …
  • Montana Communities are Building Inclusive Playgrounds Montana communities are building inclusive playgrounds. Read all about it in three articles published in Montana Standard’s Health Section (12/19/2017):

    The Public’s Health: Stodden playground will boast all-inclusive design for children of all abilities, by Karen Sullivan
    Dear Santa: Magic of season prompts playground list for Santa, by Brooke and Hailee Boyd et al.
    Silver Summit offers case …

  • Montana Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program HB 294 creates a grant program that encourages municipalities and school districts to develop accessible playgrounds. Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Parks Division, administers this grant program. This program provides grants only to supplement local and private funds in order to secure other grant funding that require a match for developing accessible playgrounds.
    More information can be …

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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.

    View Webinar Recording
    View Presentation (PDF)

    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 …

  • 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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