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Joins NIH in Launching the All of Us Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine

On May 6th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program – a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. The All ...

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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 contact information below.

Sara Rainer
Project Manager
NH Disability & Public Health Project (DPH)
Institute on Disability / UCED
University of New Hampshire
10 West ...

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An Inclusive Community Health Assessment Process

Community health needs assessments (CHA) allow community agencies and service providers to discuss issues. However, this process lacked representation from people that utilize community services and experience health inequities. Staff were successful in applying an inclusive approach to engage residents and organizations that represented low-income and minority populations through CHA workgroup meetings, surveys and interviews.

During the previous 2014 CHA, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) Leadership Team conducted a survey with past CHA participants to identify areas for improvement.

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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):

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

    (The full version of the PLAYBOOK abbreviated in this article is titled “Playground for Everyone: How Children, Facebook, Baseball, ...

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Discover Inclusive Playgrounds

Children are constant learners, and many of their learning experiences occur during playtime. An extensive body of research has demonstrated that outdoor play stimulates the development of speech, cognition, gross motor, fine motor, and social skills. Playgrounds and well-designed playground activities can create opportunities for collaborative play and social interaction, triggering such child development.

More information about inclusive playgrounds can be found on NCHPAD’s homepage under the following link.

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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 lower quality of health compared to persons without disabilities (7%).

Promoting inclusive community health initiatives PDF

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Disability Advisors: Involving People with Disabilities in Public Health Decision-Making

People with disabilities are a recognized health disparity population in the U.S. They are more likely to experience poor or fair health, multiple chronic health conditions, and environmental barriers as compared to people without disabilities. A key strategy of the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity is to: “build capacity at all levels of decision making to promote community solutions for ending health disparities” (p. 108, available at: https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/templates/content.aspx? lvl=1&lvlid=33&ID=286). Within the disability community, this principle is ...

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Archived Webinar: Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

Tuesday October 17, 2017, 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

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 a disability; however, most public health training programs do not include curricula addressing the health of people with disabilities ...

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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 and groups that provide enrollment assistance. To read more about this project, check out our news item.

CBPP continues to host its Health Reform: Beyond the Basics webinar ...

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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 up on care.

The resource walks through the 8 Steps of the Roadmap to offer information specific to behavioral health, and offers a glossary and links ...

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