Archived Webinar: Achieving Health Equity with Inclusive Interdisciplinary Walk/Move Audits

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We hope you enjoy this National Public Health Webinar.

Title: Achieving Health Equity with Inclusive Interdisciplinary Walk/Move Audits.

When: Friday July 24, 2020 from 12-1:30 pm EST (10-11:30 am MST)

What it is about: During this webinar you will join national and local leaders in a virtual conversation about their interdisciplinary research and advocacy-based perspectives to create inclusive, walkable and moveable (i.e., where everyone can move freely) communities. The panel will address spatial ...

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Advice for Teaching with a Chronic Illness

Advice for Teaching with a Chronic Illness: The STEPS guide helps teachers understand their rights under the American Disabilities Act, decide who at school to tell about their condition, and find ways to overcome the teaching challenges their specific condition presents. It also features powerful advice from a teacher who has lost her hair due to alopecia. Here’s a link to the full guide: []

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COVID-19 Information and Resources

AAHD survey reports available on Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and Access to Health Services Among Adults with Disabilities Project (COVID-19 & Disability Project)

AAHD conducted a rapid, real-time online survey of COVID-19 and persons with a range of disabilities.  The COVID-19 & Disability Project is funded by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.  The purpose of the COVID-19 & Disability Project is to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on access to health care and on adults with a range of ...

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New Report: Disability and Chronic Disease in MT

NEW Montana Disability and Health Program report examines disability and chronic disease in Montana.

Having a disability does not mean an individual is not healthy or cannot be healthy. However, people with disabilities experience higher rates of chronic disease and other health disparities compared to those without disabilities. By identifying these disparities, health care programs can be tailored to inform healthy choices and prevent illness among this population.

View the Report (PDF)

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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the ABLE Act: Legislation that Gives People with Disabilities the Ability to Save Money

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the ABLE Act: Legislation that Gives People with Disabilities the Ability to Save Money

On December 19th, Montanans will join the 5th anniversary celebrations of the U.S. ABLE Act. The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act recognizes the late Mr. Beck, who paved the way for a better life for his daughter, Natalie, and for individuals like Natalie, by empowering millions of eligible Americans to save money for their future. The ABLE Act established a tax-advantaged program for qualified individuals and their families to save money for disability-related expenses.


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Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula

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May 15-16, 2019

The Montana Disability and Health Program (MTDH) in partnership with the Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will be holding an Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula on May 15-16, 2019. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about inclusivity, exercise recommendations, adaptations, and much more.

What is Inclusive Fitness?

Fitness professionals must understand how to ensure people who may have a physical, ...

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We’re all human, but we’re not all the same.

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We’re all human, but we’re not all the same. Treatment and care should be based on our individual needs. People with disabilities know all too well that the “one-size-fits-all” method to treatment is not effective. Each person is unique and requires individualized treatment and care. Like if you agree! Join All of Us

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Call to Action!

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Why should you participate in the All of Us Research program?

The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is calling on all people with disabilities to learn more about and consider involvement in the Nation Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program. The slogan “Nothing About Us ...

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The Future of Health Begins with You

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The future of health begins with you. Your Family history can tell researchers a lot about medical issues that might be related to your genes. What researchers find out from studying this information could lead to better treatment and disesase prevention for all of us.All of USContinue Reading

Interview with Stephen Mikita

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Stephen Mikita, J.D., is a Participant Representative on the Steering Committee for All of Us, a National Institutes of Health research study that aims to gather health data from 1 million Americans in order to advance precision medicine. An assistant attorney general for the state of Utah, Mikita makes time to participate in the Steering Committee in order to represent the unique concerns of those with disabilities. ...

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