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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Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit Website Updates

The Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit is one way AUCD provides resources and strategies to, “champion and model diversity, equity and inclusion.” AUCD is continually searching for resources to make available at the Diversity & Inclusion website. In July and August, 17 resources have been added. The focus of these resources includes child health; self-advocacy; cultural competence; language access; research tools and more. July and August updates are located at the Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit homepage http://www.implementdiversity.tools/. In addition, please take ...

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New Health & Disability E-learning Module for Health Department Staff

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is proud to announce a new online e-learning module titled, “Health and Disability 101: Training for Health Department Employees.” The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services. To access this free training, click here.

 

This course can be accessed through NACCHO University, NACCHO’s learning management platform. In order to view the course, you will need to create a ...

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Now Recruiting 2017-2018 Cohort: NACCHO Health & Disability Fellowship Program

NACCHO is recruiting applicants for the next cohort of its Health and Disability Fellowship Program. This year-long fellowship, beginning in September, is workforce development opportunity for graduate level students interested getting hands on experience in the public health disability field. Apply today »

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Broaden your knowledge, help more people!

 

Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop, Missoula, MT (POSTPONED)
What is inclusive Fitness?

Fitness professionals must understand how to ensure people who may have a physical, sensory or
cognitive disability feel welcome and receive appropriate and individualized guidance in order to meet their physical activity and fitness goals, whether in a health club, outdoor and/ or home-based setting.

What will I learn?

In addition to general knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise testing and programming,
you will also gain knowledge of:
• Inclusive facility design
• ...

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Enduring webinar event: Reaching People with Disabilities Through Patient Navigation: Supportive Access to Healthcare Coverage

Please join us for this 1.5 hour webinar from the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) at the American Association on Health Disability.

Disclosure Information –

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for Successful Completion: Completion of Posttest with score of 80% or greater.

Attendance at 80% of the webinar.  No planners or presenters have a conflict of interest related to this conference.

This webinar is ...

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2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Conference

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) is hosting a behavioral health workforce virtual conference to highlight the accomplishments, best practices, and lessons learned from HRSA’s behavioral health workforce programs.

The conference aims to showcase innovative academic and training approaches used by behavioral health grantees to expand the distribution of a skilled workforce focused on underserved populations and communities in need. Presentations highlight successes and/or lessons learned in behavioral ...

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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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