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

  • New study on reach of Montana Cancer Control Program among women with disability Women with disabilities have lower screening rates for breast and cervical cancer emerging research suggests that rural geographic settings may present greater disparities in screening utilization. This study examined whether women with and without disabilities using Montana Cancer Control Program (MCCP) differ in use of breast (BCS) and cervical (CCS) screening services, receipt of …
  • Butte-Silver Bow among 10 communities to examine inclusion for people with disabilities “An inclusive community is one in which all community members are presumed competent, are recruited and welcomed as valued community members, are fully participating and learning with their peers, and are experiencing reciprocal social relationships.” Read the full article from the Officer and Director at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, Karen Sullivan under this link.
     
  • Walkability, bike-ability in Butte under review  
    A concerted effort is underway in Butte-Silver Bow to improve the city’s pedestrian and bicycling environment. This is a good thing, given that recent data have indicated that Butte is not a healthy community — walking and biking are low-cost and easy ways to greatly improve health.
    The full article “Walkability, bike-ability in Butte under review” …

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Events

  • 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 …

  • Webinar Series: 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.
    Topics include:
    ACA Marketplace client resources and questions, disability etiquette, and accessibility
    considerations throughout the enrollment process.
    This webinar contains live captioning.
    To view the archived Blackboard Collaborate webinar session, please click on the link below.
    Link: http://ri.umt.edu/AAHD_Webinar2017
    More information …
  • 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

  • Success Story Spotlight Facilitated version of the 14 Weeks to a Healthier You!
    Many programs have been established that promote healthy weight and nutrition for people with disabilities; however, few have been written to address the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The 14-Weeks to a Healthier You! is an internet-based fitness and nutrition program  targeted …

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