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Success Stories from the Montana Disability & Health Program

  • Promoting inclusive community health initiatives PDF
  • Disability Advisors: Involving People with Disabilities in Public Health Decision-Making PDF
  • 14 Weeks MTDH Success Stories PDF
  • Improving Individuals’ with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Nutritional Health with Menu-AIDDS  PDF  text only
  • Promoting Inclusive Health Communities in Montana  PDF  text only
  • Living Well with a Disability Improves Health and Saves Money  PDF  text only
  • Visitability Testimonies Increase Affordable, Accessible Housing in Montana  PDF  text only
  • Fitness Professionals Promote Inclusive Exercise and Physical Activity Statewide PDF text only
  • Access to Rural Health Clinics and Community Health Centers  PDF text only

  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Facilitated version of the 14 Weeks to a Healthier You!
    Many programs have been established that promote healthy weight and nutrition for people with disabilities; however, few have been written to address the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The 14-Weeks to a Healthier You! is an internet-based fitness and nutrition program  targeted to people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions and …

For additional MTDH publications such as archived success stories, reports, research progress reports, journal articles and books, etc., please see our Publications page.