Health & Disability Digest, March 2013

March 7, 2013

AUCD Health & Disability Digest

March 2013

In the News

CDC Launches New Smoking Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a fact sheet and web page highlighting the disparities in cigarette smoking among people with disabilities at the state and national level. Adults with disabilities are more likely to smoke cigarettes than those without disabilities. A recent Morbidity and Mortality Report estimates that 19.0% of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers in 2011 and that cigarette use was significantly higher among those who reported having any disability (25.4%) compared to those who reported having no disability (17.3%).  CDC's Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) provides instant access to additional state-level health and demographic data among people with and without disabilities. Visit DHDS at http://dhds.cdc.gov.

 

Events from the Network

Webinar: Revising the ICD Definition of Intellectual Disability: Implications and Recommendations

Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern
Register Now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/187978546

This webinar is being jointly sponsored with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a tool for practitioners, researchers, consumers, administrators, policy makers, and governments. Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the basis for WHO member countries' (a) assessment and monitoring of mortality, morbidity, injuries, external causes, other health parameters; (b) tracking epidemics and disease burden; (c) identifying appropriate targets of health care resources; and (d) public health accountability. The 11th iteration of the ICD is under development; the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) have been part of the WHO process for stakeholder input on the condition previously known as "mental retardation." Join us to hear more about this process.

Highlights from Partners

Webinar: Barriers to Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities, APHA Disability Section Student Webinar Series

Date: March 13, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern

Register Now: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/dfixbwkqr3zk

Webinar Host:The ARC for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

APHA's Disability Section Student Webinar Series promotes learning and provides an opportunity for students to share their research and to network with the leaders in the field throughout the year! This webinar will focus on barriers to health promotion for individuals with disabilities and strategies to overcome them. The moderator of this webinar is Dr. James Rimmer, the Lakeshore foundation Endowed Chair of Health promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Director of the UAB/Lakeshore Collaborative. The presenters include: Carolyn Lullo, PhD candidate in the Disability Studies Program within the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Helen Russette, a Masters Candidate in Public Health at the Montana Disability and Health Program; and David Dawley, a DrPH student in Maternal and Child Health in the College of Public Health at the University of AZ.

APHA Disability Section Call for 2013 Awards Nominations

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution throughAPHA Disability Section Logo scholarship, teaching, practice and/or advocacy to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities?  Do you know an especially dedicated student?  If you do, now is the time to nominate him or her for one of the 2013 APHA Disability Section Awards. Join us in honoring those who have made significant contributions to the field of disability within the context of public health. Students are encouraged to nominate a fellow student or mentor. The Disability Section offers the following awards: 1) Lifetime Achievement, 2) Allan Meyers, 3) New Investigator, 4) Student Member, and 5) Advocacy.

For further information and to obtain a nomination form, please contact Adriane Griffen, APHA Disability Section Awards Committee Chair, at agriffen@aucd.org with the words "Awards Nomination Form Request" in the email subject line. The deadline for nominations is 5pm ET, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The winners will be presented with their awards at the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston during the Disability Section Business and Awards Meeting.

Health and Disability Special Interest Group (SIG) Listserv

As a reminder, the SIG group has a listserv address available for use. Use this listserv to connect with colleagues and to learn from efforts across states. Members can communicate via the list using email by replying to an existing message or sending a new message to the list’s email address: aucd_hd@lyrisvs.aucd.org. Remember that when you are replying to a message, you are replying to the entire list, not to the individual who is sending the message.

Health & Disability Digest Submissions

Would you like to share important updates or innovative practices from your program?

Health & Disability Digest invites you to submit notable information from your project including information about your staff, network wide requests, upcoming or past events, available positions, new research developments, and resources.  Articles can be submitted using the online form or emailed to Adriane Griffen.

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In This Issue

In the News:
CDC Launches New Smoking Resources

Events from the Network:
Webinar: Revising the ICD Definition of Intellectual Disability: Implications and Recommendations

Highlights from Partners:
Webinar: Barriers to Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities, APHA Disability Section Student Webinar Series

APHA Disability Section Call for 2013 Awards Nominations

Health and Disability Special Interest Group (SIG) Listserv

Quick Links

State Disability & Health Grantees

NCBDDD RTOIs

Intellectual Disability Surveillance Efforts

Feature Resource

Have you visited AUCD’s Health Reform Hub recently?

The 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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