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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ACA Open Enrollment & Disability Week of Action

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Financial help available for most people to get health insurance. Go to www.healthcare.gov today and #GetCovered.

Action Talking Points and Key Statistics

  1. Access to health insurance coverage is critical to addressing disparities in health outcomes among people with disabilities:
    • Without health coverage, people often ...
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ACA 2019 Open Enrollment

The deadline to #GetCovered under the #ACA is Dec.15. Make sure you have everything you need to sign up! www.healthcare.gov  #EnrollByDec15

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All of Us Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine

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University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

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
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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.

To see ...

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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%).

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