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Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?

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  • Posted on: 08.22.2018
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Your Storage Finder
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The city you live in can have an enormous impact on your quality of life - especially if you have a disability. From wheelchair accessible sidewalks to employment options to the weather itself, there are a variety of characteristics that can determine whether your hometown is a good place to live.

 

 

RTC on Independent Living Produces Guide for Making Homes Visitable by Wheelchair Users

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  • Posted on: 08.15.2018
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Research and Training Center on Independent Living
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All too often, people with mobility limitations are excluded from the party, gathering or social event because the host's home is not visitable. The Research and Training Center on Independent Living has produced "Making Homes Visitable: A Guide for Wheelchair Users and Hosts," a resource that provides information about how people can make their homes visitable by people with mobility limitations - and why it matters.

Planning Accessible Meetings and Events: A toolkit

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  • Posted on: 05.10.2018
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American Bar Association
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This toolkit is intended to assist entities in planning meetings and events that are accessible to persons
with disabilities. It provides recommendations and checklists for all phases of a meeting or an event,
from choosing the venue to promotion, registration, presentations, materials, social events, meals,
and staff and volunteer training. Note, however, that it is impossible to anticipate every barrier that
might limit or preclude participation by a valued member. Moreover, because new ideas for improving
accessibility and new technologies continue to emerge, this toolkit should be viewed as a living
document that is meant to evolve.

Use Medicines Wisely Printable (Refreshable braille)

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  • Posted on: 10.14.2016
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You take medicines to help with health problems. Medicines can help you live a healthier life. You
have to be careful because medicines can also cause problems. There are four things you should
do to be safe.

Use Medicines Wisely A Fact Sheet for Women with Intellectual Disabilities and Self Advocates

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  • Posted on: 10.14.2016
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women's Health
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This fact sheet provides important information on effective medicine use for women with intellectual disailities. Medicines can treat health problems and help you live a healthier life. When used incorrectly, medicines can also cause serious health problems. Many of these problems can be prevented. Learn four (4) tips to avoid common medicine mistakes.

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

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  • Posted on: 09.09.2016
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
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Compared to people without disabilities, people with disabilities are at a higher risk for poor health outcomes such as hypertension, obesity, fall-related injuries, and depression. Knowledge about the health status and public health needs of people with disabilities is essential for addressing these and other health disparities. However, most public health training programs do not include curricula on people with disabilities and methods for including them in core public health efforts. There is a clear need for public health efforts to reduce health disparities among people with disabilities. This may be achieved by building a stronger public health workforce skilled in ways to include people with disabilities in all public health efforts.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

 

National Organization on Disability

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  • Posted on: 09.09.2016
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The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America's 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

National Organization on Disability

What Local Health Departments Should Know about the Population of People with Disabilities

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  • Posted on: 08.07.2015
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National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
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The National Association of County and City Health Officials' (NACCHO's) Health and Disability Program has been working with local health departments (LHDs) across the United States for several years to encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities in LHD programs, products, outreach, and services. In a recent national assessment of LHDs, NACCHO found that LHDs often misperceive what constitutes the population of people with disabilities.1 Some LHDs reported people with disabilities as those with developmental disabilities or physical disabilities, while others reported that Communities of Color or non-English speaking populations classify as members of the disability population, which is not the case. This fact sheet helps to clarify who people with disabilities are from a public health perspective and provides health-related information to LHDs about the members of this population.

Hospital Community Benefits after the ACA: Addressing Social and Economic Factors that Shape Health

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  • Posted on: 03.04.2015
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The Hilltop Institute
Author(s):
Gayle D. Nelson, Jessica S. Skopac, Carl H. Mueller, Teneil K. Wells, Cynthia L. Boddie-Willis
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The Hilltop Institute's Hospital Community Benefit Program is a central, objective resource for state and local decision makers who seek to ensure that tax exempt hospital community benefit activities are responsive to pressing community health needs.This brief is the ninth in the series, Hospital Community Benefits after the ACA. Earlier briefs address the requirements for tax exempt hospitals established by §9007 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and assessed federal and state approaches to community benefit regulation.

Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible bathroom for wheelchair users.

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  • Posted on: 07.11.2014
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Easter Seals Crossroads
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There are currently at least 30 million Americans using wheelchairs and those numbers continue to increase as a large population of people with age related challenges look for ways to live independently in their homes.Bathroom safety is one of the number one concerns in making a home accessible because more than 2/3 of emergency room visits are due to bathroom falls.