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 [and] 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 and follow up for inconclusive or abnormal results, and compliance with BCS and CCS USPSTF recommendations. [Disability status was defined as] experiencing one or more ...

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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.

 

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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” from Karen Sullivan is available in the Montana Standard and through the following link: http://mtstandard.com/lifestyles/

 

 

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MSU Billings offers 3-credit Seminar for BCaBA (Online, Summer)

 

SPED 597-800 Professional Seminar in SPED – This seminar covers three requirements for the BCaBA credential: (a) ethics, (b) research, and (c) autism.  In the past, these requirements were arranged as independent study with faculty, but will be offered in this seminar due to increasing demand.  The online course begins June 19 and continues through the first week of August, 2017.  

This course is offered concurrent with SPED 520 Applied Behavior Analysis – 3 ...

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MTDH Update, Issue 12. Healthy People 2020 Goals: 2011/2012 Data for Montana Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

This report describes healthy behaviors, quality and access to health care, and other wellness factors for Montanan families with and without a child or youth with a special health care need (CYHSCN). Data are from the National Survey on Children’s Health (NSCH) 2011/2012 dataset and include comparisons of health-related outcomes of Montanan families with and without a CYSHCN.

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Now Available!  Updated Montana County Profiles.

 

The MTDH Profiles are intended to support a “Whole Community Approach” to public health and emergency planning in addressing the specific access and functional needs of their communities. The majority of these data are from 2014 and MTDH will now be continuously updating the Profiles as new data comes in.

Link: http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/?page_id=6292

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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 to people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions and physical disabilities. MTDH partnered with Centers for Independent Living to pilot the program to ...

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