Health and Disability Digest

July 2016

July 25, 2016

AUCD Health & Disability Digest

July 2016

 

Highlights from the Network


AUCD Announces the Release of the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies!

logoThe Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) would like to announce the release of the "Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies."  The Competencies outline recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions - Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. The Competencies have been developed by a national committee comprised of disability and public health experts. 

Read the announcement here

Learn more about the Competencies at www.DisabilityinPublicHealth.org

Help spread the word by posting these messages on social media!

Twitter:  #disabilityinPH    @Phis4Everyone

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Facebook and LinkedIn: The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) would like to announce the release of the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies.  The Competencies outline recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need to include people with disabilities in public health planning. Learn more at www.disabilityinpublichealth.org

 

Zika Corner

logoZika Corner is a roundup of information related to the United States' response to the Zika virus and distributed by the National Security Council Press Team. This information is an aggregate of key developments across the federal government and our state, local, and private partners.

View the updates here

Centers - Let us know about your efforts! Contact shaworth@aucd.org with updates.

 

AUCD Attends the National Academies of Science Roundtable on the Intersections  Among Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Disabilities, and Health Equities

pictureA few weeks ago, AUCD attended a roundtable at the National Academies of Science on the Intersections Among Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Disabilities, and Health Equities. It was a delight to see the fruits of coalition efforts of the AUCD's Healthy Living Workgroup, encouraging the inclusion of disability in the upcoming National Health Equity Index. A strong team of partners is now drafting a paper on this topic, which builds on the efforts of partner who authored a policy brief on The Double Burden: Health Disparities among People of Color Living with Disabilities. This was a terrific and very practical outcome of a request made by coalition partners.

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HRSA's Commitment to Oral Health 

child dental examHHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced in June that 420 health centers in 47 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico will receive $156 million in funding to hire 1,600 new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides and technicians.
More than 49 million people live in 5,000 Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, according to the Bureau of Health Workforce. In rural areas, it is estimated that nearly a third of adults have untreated tooth decay.

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Nurse Practitioners Make the ACA Work

picture of authorIn managing acute and chronic physical and mental conditions by performing history taking and the physical examination, nurse practitioners, within their scope of practice, diagnose medical disorders, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals. While initially proud of their independence from nursing, nurse practitioners sought to be qualified to engage in their scope of practice by working within the profession of nursing to establish an advanced degree to go with their more complex and responsible practices-The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

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AUCD Public Health Team Participates in the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill

logoThe AUCD Public Health team participated in the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair on July 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill. The team highlighted AUCD's public health portfolio as well as the new "Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies."  Other public health organizations and federal agencies in attendance included the U.S. Public Health Service, SAMHSA, APHA, NACCHO, AMCHP, and others.

An opening speech was given by the co-chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX).

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Transportation and Health Tool (THT) Call for Case Studies

The American Public Health Association is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the Transportation and Health Tool (the "THT"), an initiative carried out in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation ("USDOT"). The THT allows transportation decision-makers and stakeholders to understand how a state or metropolitan area compares to others across a set of key transportation and health indicators. The tool also includes 25 evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes and equity through transportation. To learn more visit the website.

If you have used or plan to use the THT for a transportation project, plan, or policy initiative please click on the link to take a brief (10-15 minute) questionnaire about your work. 

 

June California Journal of Health Promotion: People with Mobility Disabilities Rate Community Barriers to Physical Activity

logoPeople with mobility disabilities (such as people who use a cane, walker, or wheelchair) are less likely to be physically active. Previous studies have identified community barriers to physical activity. However, these studies did not measure how people with mobility disabilities rated community barriers to physical activity. This study examined how people with mobility disabilities rate community barriers and explore relationships between these barriers and engagement in physical activity.

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NDCPD Launces First iPad App

logoThe North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD), a Center of Excellence at Minot State University, launched its first iPad application, "Fill Your Plate with Color," an app developed for and tested by individuals with intellectual disabilities. This app teaches the importance of including colorful fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet.

The interactive app uses three different approaches for teaching individuals about healthy eating habits: Watch and Learn, Read and Listen, and Play the Game. Watch and Listen includes real-life footage of a person making healthy food selections at a grocery store. The video features two interactive lessons to allow the user to select the healthier food option between two choices. Read and Listen is designed to look like a book containing still text and graphics accompanied by a voiceover reading the text.

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AUCD Presents at the 2016 NACCHO Conference

logoThe AUCD Public Health Team presented the "Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies" during a sharing session at the 2016 NACCHO Conference: Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity. Dr. Adriane Griffen also presented a poster based on her dissertation work on inclusive tobacco cessation programs titled "Health Equity for All: Increasing LHD Capacity to Include People with Disabilities."

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See the presentation slides here.  

See session highlights here: http://www.nacchoannual.org/   

 

APHA: We Can Build Violence-Free Communities

logoStatement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, in the wake of this week's tragic shootings.


Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016 - This week's tragedies that have taken the lives of Americans in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Dallas bring to light a significant danger to our well-being: the presence of hate, often fueled by fear, resentment, displaced anger and/or racism.
There may be no greater threat to our health and well-being than hate. It is the driving force behind a countless number of preventable deaths and injuries, commonly from violence.

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In This Issue

Highlights from the Network

AUCD Announces the Release of the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies!

Zika Corner

AUCD Attends the National Academies of Science Roundtable on the Intersections Among Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Disabilities, and Health Equities

HRSA's Commitment to Oral Health

Nurse Practitioners Make the ACA Work

AUCD Public Health Team Participates in the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill

Transportation and Health Tool (THT) Call for Case Studies

June California Journal of Health Promotion: People with Mobility Disabilities Rate Community Barriers to Physical Activity

NDCPD Launces Firs iPad App

AUCD Presents at the 2016 NACCHO Conference

APHA: We Can Build Violence-Free Communities

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Public Health is for Everyone
An inclusive planning toolkit for public health professionals. Support inclusion with@PHis4Everyone on Twitter!

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Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies. Support for Public Health Professionals to include people with disabilities in planning. #DisabilityinPH on Twitter!

 

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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