Health & Disability Digest, July 2014

July 10, 2014

AUCD Health & Disability Digest

July, 2014

Highlights from the Network

WIND Materials Available for Families on Nutrition and Exercise

UW LogoUW LogoWe can all benefit from good nutrition and exercise. The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) has materials available that propose strategies for families of children with special health care needs to maintain and improve their health. These materials are available through the Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center project. The materials specifically address the impact of obesity and nutrition for families of children with special health care needs. The May 2014 issue of Vital Signs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities points out the importance of physical activity for people with disabilities. The Wyoming Family to Family Health Care Information Center provides preventative health information to families so their children who have disabilities can continue to lead healthy lives. Through the Wyoming Family to Family Health Care Information Center website, families can access video modules on health topics and download accompanying factsheets on a number of topics. All materials can be accessed at http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/f2f.

AIA Call for Education Proposals

AIA LogoAIA LogoThe American Institute of Architects (AIA) has opened a call for proposals for their annual meeting to be held May 15-16, 2015, in Atlanta, GA. Building on the success of this year's Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported Design and Health track, AIA is specifically seeking proposals focused on strategies and concepts that imbue built environment design with health outcomes. Priority areas include access to nature, physical activity, safety and social equity, environmental integrity and sensory environments. The submission deadline is August 15, 2014. Click here to learn more and submit a proposal!

HealthMeet Webinar: Medical Diagnostics and Health Care Justice

Text reads: The Arc HealthMeet. Wavy line over the words, The Arc.The Arc’s HealthMeet initiative is hosting a webinar on July 30 at 2:00 pm ET. It will feature a discussion on medical diagnostics and healthcare justice, with leaders from the US Access Board and the Disabilities Rights Education & Defense Fund. Attendees will learn updates on the current medical diagnostics rule as well as how to educate others in their communities about health care provider misconceptions and stereotypes. Click here to register. 

Free Health Resources from FCIC

FCIC LogoFCIC LogoEducation for Lifelong Health: Fact Sheets
A series of factsheets were developed and designed by the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) to provide more information about serious health conditions that become more common with increasing age. Usual treatments and prevention tips are also highlighted. Download factsheets on good health and hygiene, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and cancer treatment. You can also download the complete five-part sereis. Limited quantities of hard copies are also available by contacting Dr. Liz Perkins (eperkins@usf.edu) at FCIC, UCEDD, University of South Florida.

My Health Passport
FCIC's My Health Passport is a four page health advocacy document that describes the unique supports and preferences of an individual. It is designed to be shared with many types of healthcare providers, in clinic and hospital settings, especially for those who are unfamiliar in providing care to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Hard copies of My Health Passports can be ordered free of charge by contacting Dr. Liz Perkins. The forms are also available for free download in English and Spanish.

APHA Annual Meeting

AIA LogoAPHA Annual Meeting LogoAPHA Annual Meeting LogoThe American Public Health Association (APHA) is working to create the healthiest nation in one generation. One way they are building this movement is through their Annual Meeting, which will take place November 15-19, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. The meeting unites the public health community to discuss challenges, exchange information on emerging trends and share best practices and cutting-edge research. Click here to learn more and register!

Public Health is for Everyone

PHE Toolkit LogoVery few public health professionals have received specific training on how to incorporate people with disabilities into their efforts. This is why the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has collaborated with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the Public Health is for Everyone online toolkit.

Public Health is for Everyone is an online toolkit which serves as a one-stop resource to increase the capacity of public health professionals to create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities. To check out the new Public Health is for Everyone toolkit, please visit www.phetoolkit.org.

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In This Issue

Highlights from the Network

WIND Materials Available for Families on Nutrition and Exercise

AIA Call for Education Proposals

Arc HealthMeet Webinar: Medical Diagnostics and Health Care Justice

Free Health Resources from FCIC

APHA Annual Meeting

Public Health is for Everyone Toolkit

Quick Links

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CDC

Featured Resources

Six By Fifteen Logo

Join the Six by '15 Campaign! Celebrate 40 years of IDEA and 25 years of the ADA by working together to achieve 6 national goals by the end of 2015.

 

PHE Toolkit Logo

Public Health is for Everyone
An inclusive planning toolkit for public health professionals.

 

AUCD 2014 Conference Banner

Join the Health & Disability Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting at the 2014 AUCD Conference! The meeting will take place on November 11, 2014, 12:00pm-1:14pm ET.

 

Health Reform Hub

AUCD's Health Reform Hub is an online gateway developed by AUCD to provide technical assistance and information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Be sure to check the “Related Links” section at the bottom of the Health Reform Hub!


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