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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.
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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.
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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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 »
  • 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 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 …
  • 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.
     
  • 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” …