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 ...

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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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Montana Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program

HB 294 creates a grant program that encourages municipalities and school districts to develop accessible playgrounds. Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Parks Division, administers this grant program. This program provides grants only to supplement local and private funds in order to secure other grant funding that require a match for developing accessible playgrounds.

More information can be found in the following PDF.

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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: 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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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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AUCD 2017 Registration is Open!

The power of our collective voices working together to sustain vital supports and services for people with disabilities and their families cannot be denied. Whether you’re a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, the AUCD Conference provides countless opportunities to share with and learn from colleagues across the network and beyond.

Deadline: October 20th

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