FEMA Regional Disability Integration Specialists 2020

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Regional%20Disability%20Integration%20Specialists%202020.pdf
Author(s):
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

FEMA is committed to working with public, private and non-profit organizations to build a culture of preparedness and ready the Nation for catastrophic events in a manner that includes and meets the needs of people with disabilities. This document contains the contact list of regional disability integration specialists addressing emergency response in multiple regions.


The Boggs Center: COVID-19 Resources

link to resource: http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/links/COVID-19Resources.html
Author(s):
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Boggs Center, as New Jersey's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. This website provides a number to find a number of helpful resources.


Washing Your Hands - A Visual Support

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/visual-supports-handwashing.pdf
Author(s):
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resource provides detailed steps with visual support on how to effectively wash your hands.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Rapid Response Team Training: Preventing Discrimination Against People with Disabilities During a Public Health Emergency

link to resource: https://mailmancenterforchilddevelopment.thinkific.com/courses/preventing-discrimination-against-people-with-disabilities-during-a-public-health-emergency
Author(s):
University of Miami Center for Child Development
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The "Preventing discrimination against people with disabilities during a public health emergency" training teaches triage team members how to ensure equitable and objective resource allocation in times of shortages.

The University of Miami Center for Childhood Development 


COVID19 Access and Functional Needs (AFN): Cleaning Equipment and Devices

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/COVID19AFNcleaningdevices.pdf
Author(s):
Beth MacDonald
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource provides information on proper cleaning techniques to help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.


Accessibility At Drive-thru Medical Sites

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/GuidanceSheetAccessibility_Drivethrus.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Drive-thru medical sites are one way that hospitals and health departments provide intermittent medical services (such as administering the flu vaccine) with greater ease and/or safety for their patients. Typically consisting of pop-up tents and traffic cones, these temporary sites may be located in a parking lot at the hospital or a retail store or in a state fairground.

Whether these drive-thru medical services are funded and/or operated by the state, county, or city or a private business, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that the services are accessible to people with disabilities. This fact sheet lists considerations and strategies to promote accessibility at drive-thru medical sites, including those sites where patients may be asked to exit their vehicles.

The Northwest ADA Center

 


Writing in Plain Language

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/PracticalStrategiesforWritinginPlainLanguage.pdf
Author(s):
Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

We serve a diverse population, including people with different educational, work, and life experiences. Using plain language simplifies words, making them clear to the reader, no matter their background.The National Center for Education Statistics reports about 1 in 5 adults cannot read a newspaper. This resource provides information on writing in plain language.

Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky


COVID-19 State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/medicaid-chip-telehealth-toolkit.pdf
Author(s):
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Although telehealth services have been available in many states for decades, the recent public health emergency (PHE) resulting from COVID-19 has accelerated the interest in service delivery through telehealth. The purpose of this document is to identify for states the policy topics that should be addressed in order to facilitate widespread adoption of telehealth services, especially when they reside outside the immediate authority of a Medicaid or CHIP program.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


COVID-19 Disability Form

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/COVID-19_Form.pdf
Author(s):
Michelle Ballan, PhD and Christina Perri, Stony Brook University
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Please answer the questions on this form to help physicians provide you with proper medical treatment,
in case you need to go to the hospital for COVID-19 related symptoms. Complete as many of the questions as possible.


The Science of Hope in a Time of Crisis with Dr. Dan Tomasulo

link to resource: https://www.centerforstartservices.org/the-science-of-hope-tomasulo
State Collaborator(s):
Center for START Services, Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This special Zoom webinar, which aired on Wednesday April 15, 2020, was co-sponsored by the Center for START Services and AUCD’s Mental Health Aspects of I/DD Special Interest Group (SIG). Who would have guessed that the "new normal" would close our neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and industries? Covid-19 is overwhelming our thoughts and our lives. But in the midst of a steady stream of worrisome news, there is also an emerging science of hope to help us cope. Hope is the only one of the positive emotions that is activated by uncertainty or negativity. In the world right now, hope thus becomes one of our most precious commodities. Dr. Dan Tomasulo is an expert on hope and is part of a new movement in positive psychology. His latest book, Learned Hopefulness: The Power of Positivity To Overcome Depression, will be published June 1. You don't have to wait until then to learn and practice some of the principles described in his book.

Center for START Services, Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire


COVID-19 Toolkit For Direct Support Professionals

link to resource: https://nadsp.org/covid-19resources/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct Support Professionals. Given this global crisis, Direct Support Professionals are working to provide supports. As Direct Support Professionals are on the front lines, this tool kit contains website contains self care information and additional resources for individuals.

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


People with Disabilities and COVID-19

link to resource: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-disabilities.html
Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. Most people with disabilities are not inherently at higher risk for becoming infected with or having severe illness from COVID-19. However, some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their underlying medical conditions. All people seem to be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if they have serious underlying chronic medical conditions like chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, or a weakened immune system. This resource provides information on COVID-10 protection and preperation for emergency preparedness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Let's Talk About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Video

link to resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkZ23tDzN4c&feature=youtu.be
Author(s):
University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This social narrative about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was created so that it could be shared with your loved ones to help get them through this situation.

University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD)


CDC American Sign Language COVID-19 Informational Videos

link to resource: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J
Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Eleven videos, created by the CDC, featuring a certified Deaf interpreter deal with managing COVID-19 at home, symptoms of the virus, prevention tips, risk factors, and what older adults need to know about COVID-19. Videos include closed captions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Stuck at Home? Resources to Stay Active and Engaged

link to resource: https://naricspotlight.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/stuck-at-home-resources-to-stay-active-and-engaged/
Author(s):
National Rehabilitation Information Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Life is looking very different right now, thanks to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Many people are staying close to home, teleworking or telelearning, and restricting their social interactions significantly. During this unprecedented time, people may want to explore opportunities to learn and interact online, and they may be looking for activities they can participate in while keeping up the recommended social distancing. This website includes resources from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) community and elsewhere which we hope will help you stay engaged, active, and connected to your community.

Collection Spotlight from the National Rehabilitation Infomation Center



Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times

link to resource: https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/sites/afirm.fpg.unc.edu/files/covid-resources/Supporting%20Individuals%20with%20Autism%20through%20Uncertian%20Times%20Full%20Packet.pdf
Author(s):
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Intended Audience:
Abstract

All children and young adults require support from caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty, such as those we are facing now with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Coping with the unknown and navigating school closures, abrupt changes in routines, loss of connections with teachers and freidns, and fear around contracting the virus- are burdens for all, and caregivers play an important role in helping children and young adults understand the changes and process their related feelings. Individuals with autism may need additional support to process the news and adapt to the many changes. This population may face additional challenges related to comprehension, communication, difficulty understanding abstract language, an insistaence on sameness, and a greater likelihood of anxiety and depression - all of which may be exacerbated during this stressful period.

This resource includes 7 support strtegies are designed to meet the uniques needs of individuals with autism during this period of uncertainty. In addition, examples and ready-made resources are included to help caregivers implement these strategies quickly and easily. 

UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute


HIPAA, Civil Rights, and COVID-19

link to resource: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/hipaa-covid19/index.html
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has provided guidance that helps explain civil rights laws as well as how the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows patient information to be shared in the outbreak of infectious disease and to assist patients in receiving the care they need.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Ideas for Activities While Sheltering in Place

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/ActivitiesWhileShelteringInPlace.pdf
Author(s):
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource provides ideas that can be done remotely while social distancing. For most, participants will need access to telephones with cameras. Some will require access to a computer and the internet. Activities can be modified depending on individuals' independence. Some assistance may be required for some participants.

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)

 


The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly -The Coronavirus and Me

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/anagomez_oysterandthebutterfly.pdf
Author(s):
Ana M. Gomez
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource is a short story for children to understand the coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing, and ways to stay healthy and safe.


COVID-19 Explanation in Plain Language

link to resource: https://www.youtube.com/embed/MJ8eeC-tVD4?rel=0
Author(s):
Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This is a video in plain language that explains information about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 


University of New Hampshire University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: COVID-19 Resources

link to resource: https://www.centerforstartservices.org/covid-19-resources
Author(s):
Center for START Services, University of New Hampshire / University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This website provides a number of resources with multiple plain language websites and handouts to understand the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Center for START Services


COVID-19: Supporting Health with Good Nutrition

link to resource: https://www.eatright.org/coronavirus
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the most accurate and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak. This website provides resources that align with CDC messaging and offer science-based information about supporting health with good nutrition. 



COVID-19 Symptoms

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/covid19-symptoms-FLDOH.pdf
Author(s):
Florida Department of Health
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resources provides information about the symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Florida Department of Health 


COVID-19: Resources for Travelers

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/covid19-traveler-info-card-FLDOH.pdf
Author(s):
Florida Department of Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resources provides information about COVID-19 for people whohave recently traveled.

Florida Department of Health  


Prevention of COVID-19

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/covid-resp-prevent-FLDOH.pdf
Author(s):
Florida Department of Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource has general information about prevention of COVID-19.

Florida Department of Health 


Debunking 19 Myths About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/DebunkingMythsAboutCoronavirus.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource debunks a number of myths about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus Support Network


Toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response: 10 recommendations from the International Disability Alliance

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/IDArecommendations-disability-inclusive-covid19%20response_final.pdf
Author(s):
International Disability Alliance
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the
International Disability Alliance (IDA) has compiled the following list of the main barriers that persons with
disabilities face in this emergency situation along with some practical solutions and recommendations. This
document is based on inputs received from our members around the world aiming to assist global, regional,
national and local advocacy to more efficiently address the range of risks persons with disabilities face.

International Disability Alliance


COVID-19 General Prevention

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/covidgeneralprevention.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource provides information on general prevention of spreading COVID-19.

Florida Department of Health


New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project

link to resource: https://iod.unh.edu/projects/new-hampshire-disability-public-health-project
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (DPH) is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and its Bona Fide Agent, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire. The overarching goal of the collaboration is to improve the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by strengthening the capacity of the state's public health programs and initiatives to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations.


Responsive Practice: Accessible & Adaptive Communication

link to resource: https://iod.unh.edu/projects/new-hampshire-disability-public-health-project/responsive-practice-healthcare-providers
Author(s):
New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Responsive Practice training is online, on-demand, free for a limited time, and eligible for continuing education & continuing medical education credits. Responsive Practice enhances health care providers' ability to deliver culturally competent, accessible care to people with intellectual, mobility, and other disabilities. This training focuses on accessible and adaptive communication for patients with disabilities.


Resources on Health and Development

link to resource: https://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/resources/healthdevelopment/
Author(s):
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This website contains a list of materials and resources to assist physicians in healthcare to gain an understanding of the health and development of individuals with disabilities.


The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program

link to resource: https://ddprimarycare.surreyplace.ca/
Author(s):
Surrey Place
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is a program of Surrey Place, Toronto. Surrey Place provides specialized clinical services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Toronto Region. Surrey Place is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.

Surrey Place


Maine Health Let's Go! Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Toolkit

link to resource: https://mainehealth.org/lets-go/childrens-program/developmental-disabilities/tools
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

At Let's Go!, we believe that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) deserve the same opportunities to lead healthy lives as those offered to typically developing children. To ensure our 5-2-1-0 programs are inclusive of all children, we've developed a toolkit for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to address their unique needs. These tools are specifically designed for professionals such as yourself who work with children with I/DD and they complement our multi-setting 5-2-1-0 programs. Registered sites in Maine and Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire, receive a free hard-copy toolkit. For all others, Let's Go! offers free online access to our Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) toolkit in an easy-to-use format, as well as printable PDFs of individual pages.


Virtual Grand Rounds Communication Strategies for Patients with IDD in Medical Settings

link to resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4gO5NI-rAs&index=14&list=PLdZNR08Nu733MlVd5TiC-TQbeN0BeMuD1
Author(s):
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

In this Interprofessional Virtual Grand Rounds presentation Dr. Thad Woodard and Molly Rutledge, Speech-Language Pathologist, present cases that will highlight communication strategies for working with patients with IDD, and how providers can involve patients with IDD in their health decisions. Rain Van Den Berg, MPH, and LEND Training Coordinator share resources to learn more.


Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

link to resource: http://iddtoolkit.vkcsites.org/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The IDD Toolkit was created with a grant from The WITH Foundation. This toolkit provides resources and training to assist medical professionals serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Florida Center for Inclusive Communities Health Activities and Resources for Medical Training

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/program-areas/health.html
Author(s):
The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) recognizes that good health is vital to enjoying all other life activities. People with developmental disabilities often have difficulty accessing appropriate high-quality healthcare oftentimes because health care providers lack training or familiarity with the support people with developmental disabilities need.

FCIC is addressing this issue by undertaking activities that:
a) Educate health care providers to be sensitive to the special health needs of people with disabilities
b) Assist individuals and their caregivers to be proactive about knowing and communicating their own health needs across their lifespan.

Access helpful resources by clicking on the "Materials & Resources" or "XCEL Training" (www.xcel.flcic.org).

 


My Health Toolkit: For Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Their Families

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/MyHealthFamilyToolkitforIDDFlyer.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This is an online resource for healthcare providers to share with self-advocates, family members and caregivers. This visually based website focuses on plain language information about health for individuals with IDD and their families. Access the website at: My Health Toolkit


American Sign Language, Deaf Culture & Working with Interpreters

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/PAStudentsDeafCulture.pdf
Author(s):
Stacy Phillips, Project Coordinator Assistive Technology
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

A presentation on American Sign Language, deaf culture, and working with interpreters. 

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University 

 


Self-Determination and Health Self-Management: Self-Advocate Perspective

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Family_Medicine_Residents.pdf
Author(s):
Mitchell Levitz
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This presentation focuses on identifying physicians' roles in promoting self-advocacy and health self-management for their patients with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Westchester Institute for Human Development

 


Resources from the Developmental Medicine Workshop for Family Medicine Residents

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/AUCDConfPresentationFamily_Medicine_Residents.pdf
Author(s):
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Resources from the Developmental Medicine Workshop were shared in a document to be available for medicine residents.


Health Self-Management: A Self-Advocate's View

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/HealthSelf-Management.pdf
Author(s):
Mitchell Levitz
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resource is an article on health self-management from the perspective of a self-advocate. Mitchell Levitz shares personal experiences and advice on how individuals with disabilities can manage their own health and be self-advocates.


An Innovative Clerkship Module Focused on Patients With Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Innovative_Clerkship_Module.pdf
Author(s):
Laurie J. Woodard, MD, Susan M. Havercamp, PhD, Kira K. Zwygart, MD, and Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNMH
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Lack of medical training results in physicians being unprepared to provide care to people with disabilities, which, in turn, contributes to the substantial health disparities that are evident in this population. Few medical schools or primary care residencies address the care of adults with disabilities. Competencies and guidelines to assist American physicians in caring for patients with physical or intellectual disabilities have yet to be established, thus making educational goals unclear. This article describes one novel training module regarding people with disabilities that was developed at the University of South Florida Health, Morsani College of Medicine (USF) and inserted into the primary care clerkship during a major curriculum redesign in 2005. Since then, all USF third-year medical students have been required to participate in this disability-related course component. The authors describe the module's development and integration into the primary care clerkship, as well as the specific elements of their curriculum.


Developmental Diagnosis and Referral for Early Intervention

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Developmental_ToDoList.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This list provides information and resources for developmental diagnosis and referal for early intervention.


Developmental Case Evaluation Form

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Evaluation_Form_Luis.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

An evaluation form used to determine the participant's understanding of developmental diagnosis and early intervention.


Developmental Disability Competency Assignment

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/CaseBasedAssignment.Emily.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This assignment has readings created for medical students or resident education. Read through this case and be prepared to discuss the listed key concepts related to developmental disabilities and competencies.


Caring for People with Disabilities: The Nurse Practitioner Tool Kit

link to resource: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/nursing/community/npsknowdisabilitycare.html
Author(s):
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This is a comprehensive training for Nurse Practitioners (NP) on disability care. This content addresses a long-standing problem that affects a very underserved and vulnerable group that is growing exponentially. The materials found on this website provide nursing faculty with curricula content that can be integrated into the existing curriculum. Content includes competencies for NPs caring for people with disabilities, references and resource lists, standardized patient cases/case studies, a pre/post quiz and slide presentation, and video clips depicting positive and negative NP patient interactions to help address the lack of knowledge about people with disabilities in NP education.


Basic American Sign Language Lessons

link to resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsMbGVbRndM
Author(s):
Stacy Phillips
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This video was recorded for training Physician Assistants on interacting with Deaf patients. This lesson includes basic American Sign Language (ASL) for brief communication with deaf patients.


The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center

link to resource: https://www.bmc.org/visiting-us/autism-friendly-initiative
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center aims to improve the hospital experience for patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Patients with ASD have various sensory and communication needs, which can make the fast-paced and often over-stimulating hospital environment particularly challenging. To address the needs of patients with ASD, we strive to make the hospital environment more autism-friendly, educate clinicians and staff, and provide resources to patients. We believe these efforts will lead to better hospital experiences, and ideally, better outcomes, for patients with ASD.


Creating an Accessible Medical Environment & Effectively Communicating with Patients with Disabilities from Diverse Cultures in Order to Promote Equal Access: Module 1

link to resource: https://partnership.vcu.edu/specialhope/Module1/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The outcomes of this module are for participants to first, better understand the concept of Culture and the intersectionality of cultures. Second, to learn how to effectively communicate with diverse patients with disabilities in a health care setting. And third, to have access to tools to create an inclusive health care environment.
This model covers topics that include communicating with patients with disabilities from diverse cultures within the healthcare field (including doctors, dentists, nurses, front line staff) and ensuring they have equitable access to quality health care. Built into this module are pre and post-self assessments to gauge what you have learned, videos, case studies to apply the knowledge you have learned, and tools you can print and share.


Creating an Accessible Medical Environment & Effectively Communicating with Patients with Disabilities from Diverse Cultures in Order to Promote Equal Access: Module 2

link to resource: https://partnership.vcu.edu/specialhope/Module2/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The outcomes of this module are for participants to first, better understand the concept of Culture and the intersectionality of cultures. Second, to learn how to effectively communicate with diverse patients with disabilities in a health care setting. And third, to have access to tools to create an inclusive health care environment.
This module touches on the theories of the intersectionality of identities and cultural agility that was first highlighted in module 1. It highlights some data about why these theories are becoming increasingly important. Built into this module pre and post-self assessments to gauge what you have learned, videos, and tools you can print and share. Some case studies to apply the knowledge you have learned are also included.


Competency Resource Toolkit for Core Competencies on Disability: Resources for Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education

link to resource: https://nisonger.osu.edu/education-training/ohio-disability-health-program/core-competencies-disability-health-care-education-toolkit/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This toolkit provides information about health disparities for people with disabilities and the need for educational standards, the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education, and use of the Delphi method to gain consensus on these standards. These resources can be helpful in making the case to organizational leadership or committees to provide an official endorsement of the competencies.


Responsive Practice Brochure: Providing Mammography to Women with Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Responsive_Practice_Mamm_Brochure.pdf
Author(s):
University of New Hampshire Institue on Disability/UCED
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resource is a Responsive Practice brochure that provides information on training for mammography technologists. This program discusses the barriers that women with disabilities face and different strategies mammography technologists can use to best serve women with disabilities.


Baby Buffer Competency Assignment

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/BabyBufferAssignment_2017.pdf
Author(s):
Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This is a tool for medical and residency student education learning. In this assignment:
1) You will be able to discuss the Ecobiodevelopmental Model (EBCD) and the science of Toxic Stress.
2) You will find an evidence-based article regarding early brain and child development and will be able to "translate" information into an email/handout for parents.
3) You will use a Baby Buffer email prescription to give parenting advice via a role play.


Foundations for Clinical Medicine 1-Training Session for First Year Medical Students: "Caring for Patients with Disabilities"

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/TrainingNYMCMedicalStudents-CaringforPatientswithDisabilities.pdf
Author(s):
Westchester Institute for Human Development, New York Medical College
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resource is an educational tool for first-year medical students to gain information about:
1) The healthcare needs of patients with disabilities
2) The effects of the disability on the patient/family health and wellness
3) Key factors in optimizing the care for patients with disabilities
4) Describe the challenges for people with disabilities in accessing health-related services
5) Apply "person-centered" and "family-centered" approaches to working with people with disabilities

This is a guided session between first-year medical students and individuals with disabilities and their parents/adult siblings.

 


A Few Words About People First Language

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/A%20_Few_Words_about_People_First_Language.pdf
Author(s):
Kathie Snow
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

"People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is." Visit www.disabilityisnatural.com to see the original, full-length article.


Disability Stigma & Your Patients

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Disability_StigmaFACT_SHEET.pdf
Author(s):
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This is a factsheet provided for medical students to understand stigmatizing attitudes about disabilities. For people with disabilities, stigma can be a major barrier to participation. Stigmatizing attitudes about disabilities can also affect relationships between patients and providers. However, health care providers can be allies with their patients and help reduce the impact of stigma.

The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability

 


Training Kit for Providers: Communication Tips for Working with People with Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Communication_Tipsfor_Providers_TrainingKit.pdf
Author(s):
Developed by the University of Alaska Anchorage Student AADMD Chapter and the UAA Alaska LEND without Walls
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Are you in social work,pre-med, nursing, oral hygiene, or other health related fields? Come and learn how you can work better with and improve the health outcomes for your future patients that experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

This kit contains:
1) Facilitator guide
2) Link to presentation (Google doc)
3) Link to training video (YouTube)
4) Health Literacy Activity Handout
5) Slides (PDF)
6) Slides Handout (PDF)
7) Evaluation form
8) Sample flyer


Engaging and Understanding Families who Have Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Wayne%20University_Co-Curricular%20presentation.pdf
Author(s):
Elizabeth A. Janks, LMSW Associate Director of Training & Education
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This PowerPoint is a Co-Curricular Disability Home Visiting Training Module with proper language and cultural competencies for engaging with families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learner objectives:

- Understand and use person first language
- Identify two culturally competent practices
- Define two possible issues families with children who have disabilities may experience that can result in them not following Physician's recommendations for treatment

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Autism 101 for Medical Students

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Autism_101.pdf
Author(s):
The Autism Program at the Boston Medical Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Autism 101 is a PowerPoint presentation for medical students that address the unique needs of patients with autism through staff training, environmental adaptation, and protocol adjustment.

The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center aims to improve the hospital experience for patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Patients with ASD have various sensory and communication needs, which can make the fast-paced and often over-stimulating hospital environment particularly challenging.

The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center


Sensory Toolbox Training

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/SensoryToolboxTraining.pdf
Author(s):
The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Sensory Toolbox Training is designed to facilitate successful appointments for patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It includes items to help communication between staff and patients, ease sensory overstimulation, and promotes appropriate interactions with the patient

The Autism Friendly Initiative


A Silent Crisis: Disability & Health Disparities in the U.S.

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Lewis_Disability&HealthDisparities.pdf
Author(s):
Elizabeth Lewis, PhD, Texas Center for Disability Studies University of Texas at Austin
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This presentation provides social and historical context of dispiarities that impact individuals with disabilities. Guiding Questions:
1) What is disability? How does it differ from impairment?
2) What factors affect health care and health disparities among people with disabilities?
3) How does intersectionality impact health disparities within the disability community?


Intellectual Disability Healthcare Series

link to resource: https://www.edx.org/xseries/intellectual-disability-healthcare
Author(s):
The Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This FREE, SELF-PACED ABLEx Series aims to improve the health of people with intellectual disabilities around the world. More than 120 contributors from 22 countries have provided content. The courses are tiered to fit with Years 1, 2, 3 of any health, medical, or related degree. They can also be used for workforce education. Anyone can do the courses - they are open to everyone!

 


ARIE Co-Curricular Project: Sibling Support Case Study

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Arie_Co-Curicular_Case_Study.pdf
Author(s):
The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute and the Wayne State University College of Medicine
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The ARIE Co-Curricular Initiative Project is a collaborative project between the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute and the Wayne State University College of Medicine, to assist medical students in obtaining volunteer hours that enhances their educational curriculum. This resource is a case study that aims to help medical students understand the needs of patients and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The ARIE Co-Curricular Initiative Project


The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute's Possibilities Video Series

link to resource: https://ddi.wayne.edu/possibilities
Author(s):
The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute's (MI-DDI)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute's (MI-DDI) award-winning Possibilities series of videos focuses on the lives and accomplishments of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Each 4-7 minute video highlights the journeys of different individuals, along with their family and friends, and illustrates the lives possible for all people as they mature, become independent, and pursue their life's dreams and goals. The purpose of the Possibilities series is to present a vision of how individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families can lead the lives that they wish to lead, without barriers and in the direction they truly intend to go. The hope is that these films are viewed and shared by anyone looking to explore all of the possibilities that life has to offer!


Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/HealthMeetModules.pdf
Author(s):
The Healthmeet Project of the Arc, Westchester Institute for Human Development, and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

These modules are designed to build knowledge about the adult phase of the life course continuum of health and health care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities (ID). By participating in this curriculum, trainees will gain knowledge and perspective concerning: common health issues for adults with ID; socio-cultural influences on the health of adults with ID; self-determination and person-centered care as essential elements of health promotion and healthcare for adults with ID; the importance of competitive employment and place of residence on health status; and the central importance of optimal health status on quality of life and on the ability of adults with ID to live the lives they desire in inclusive communities.

Additional Related Materials on Adult Health of Individuals with Disabilities

 


Resources from Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability

link to resource: https://qcidd.centre.uq.edu.au/resources
Author(s):
The University of Queensland Australia
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (QCIDD) provides a number of resources that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with an intellectual and developmental disability who live in Queensland through clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy.


Taking Charge of my Health: Mastering Health Transition

link to resource: http://www.takingchargeofmyhealth.org/
Author(s):
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Information and resources to help teens and young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and caregivers to address transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, independent living, and becoming a self-advocate.


Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care & Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities

link to resource: https://iod.unh.edu/projects/new-hampshire-disability-public-health-project/responsive-practice-healthcare-providers
Author(s):
New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Responsive Practice training is online, on-demand, free for a limited time, and eligible for continuing education & continuing medical education credits. Responsive Practice enhances health care providers' ability to deliver culturally competent, accessible care to people with intellectual, mobility, and other disabilities. This training focuses on providing health care and screenings to individuals with disabilities.

 

 


Tip sheet: Interacting with Patients with Autism

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/TipsforInteractingwithPatientswithAutism.pdf
Author(s):
Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center has a list of helpful tips for healthcare professionals to improve interactions with patients with Autism.

Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center


Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN): Pediatric Development Rotation

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/PEDIATRIC_DEVELOPMENT_ROTATION.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resource outlines what is expected to learn while working with children and youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). This information is helpful to faculty responsible for directing a development rotation for pediatric residents. The overview lists the various activities for residents who spend the mandatory month during their internship year.


Talking with Deaf Patients

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Poster_talking_deaf_patients.pdf
Author(s):
Elizabeth Burnette, MPH, and Jennifer Manganello, Ph.D., MPH
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Key messages on talking with deaf patients cultivated from conversations between healthcare providers and patients with lived experiences.

The Public Health Communication Lab (PHCL)


10 Tips: Selecting Telehealth Technology

link to resource: http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/CYSHCN/Documents/Telehealth%20Change%20Package/TECHNOLOGY%20FACT%20SHEET.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This resource provides information healthcare providers about telehealth options.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs


Taking Charge of My Health Care: Becoming a Self-advocate

link to resource: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-office-on-disability-and-health/toolkit
Author(s):
Oregon Office on Disability and Health at Oregon Health & Science University
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit is designed to provide health and health care advocacy education and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who support them. The toolkit also provides resources for disability service providers and family members who play an integral role in providing support to self-advocates.

Oregon Office on Disability and Health at Oregon Health & Science University


How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers

link to resource: http://www.afb.org/info/programs-and-services/afb-consulting-services/afb-accessibility-resources/how-to-make-your-blog-accessible/1235#like_button
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Quick tips on how to make your bog accessible to people with disabilities.


Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Resource Guide for Disability Inclusion

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/MAPP%20for%20Disability%20Inclusion%202019.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide guidance on how the MAPP process can be inclusive of people with disabilities.


Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

link to resource: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/mental-health?utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health.


Guide to Room-by-Room Repairs for Easy Accessibility for Disabled Loved Ones

link to resource: https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-accessibility-room-to-room-guide/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

From mobility issues to cognitive impairment, disabilities affect many people's lives, whether by living with or loving someone who is differently-abled.


Informal Caregivers: Meaningful Support for People with Disabilities

link to resource: https://iod.unh.edu/projects/new-hampshire-disability-public-health-project/focus-nov-2018
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Informal or family caregivers provide regular care or assistance to family members or friends who have disabilities or health difficulties.Promoting self-care and healthy habits for caregivers is important so they, in turn, can help the people they support to be healthier, more independent, and more active in their chosen communities.


Capacity-Building Toolkit for including Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning

link to resource: https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/Capacity-Building-Toolkit-for-Aging-and-Disability-Networks-2-5-19.pdf
Author(s):
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The purpose of the Capacity-Building Toolkit for Including Aging and Disability Networks in Emergency Planning (hereafter, the "Toolkit") is to serve as a resource to guide the aging and disability networks in increasing their ability to plan for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. For organizations already engaged in emergency planning, this Toolkit can help expand and improve their capabilities. For organizations new to emergency planning, this Toolkit will help orient them to the process.


So You Are Going to Have a Baby: A Guide for Women with Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.ucucedd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/A-Guide-for-Women-with-Developmental-Disabilities-to-Prepare-for-Pregnancy_UCCEDD.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

These fact sheets were created as part of our Cincinnati LEND Seminars in Evidence-Based Medicine project. A team of LEND trainees and faculty members conducted research on best practices while also consulting with stakeholders, including women with disabilities who have experienced pregnancy and prenatal care as well as medical providers.


Providing Perinatal Care for Women with Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.ucucedd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Providing-Prenatal-Care-for-Women-with-Developmental-Disabilities_UCCEDD.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

These fact sheets were created as part of our Cincinnati LEND Seminars in Evidence-Based Medicine project. A team of LEND trainees and faculty members conducted research on best practices while also consulting with stakeholders, including women with disabilities who have experienced pregnancy and prenatal care as well as medical providers.


Accessible Spaces: A Fragrance-Free Toolkit

link to resource: https://csw.ucla.edu/about/fragrance-free/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Curious about why going fragrance-free is important? Want to make your space more accessible? This new toolkit makes the answers easy to find and provides helpful tips and resources.


How to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

link to resource: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/support-students-with-autism/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This guide discusses the unique difficulties autistic students face and how educators can respond to them. In addition, advice is provided from autism experts and resources to help families with an ASD child.


Cultural and Linguistic Competence Checklist for Medical Home Teams

link to resource: https://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/NCCC_Transition_Checklist.pdf
Author(s):
The National Center for Cultural Competence
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This checklist is not intended to measure the cultural and linguistic competence of any given medical home team. Rather, it is designed to provide a structure for discussion and self-examination. It is also designed to facilitate the programmatic and organizational change necessary to respond effectively to culturally defined beliefs, practices, and preferences and the inherent issues they raise in the provision of health care and related services for youth and their families.

National Center for Cultural Competence


Roots of Health Inequity Facilitator Guide

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/Health_Disability_Digest/Roots%20of%20Health%20Inequality%20Facilitator%20Guide.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Roots of Health Inequity online curriculum
is designed for people to participate in groups,
which allows the rich discussions necessary for
getting to the root of health inequities.


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

link to resource: https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/special-needs-checklist-how-disability-friendly-is-your-city
Intended Audience:
Abstract

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

link to resource: http://rtcil.org/making-homes-visitable-guide-wheelchair-users-and-hosts
Intended Audience:
Abstract

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.


Regional Disability Integration Specialists

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/publichealth/RDISandSupervisorContactListMay312018.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Regional disability integration specialists prepare individuals and families and strengthen communities before, during, and after a disaster by providing strategies to integrate and coordinate emergency management efforts to those with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. This resource provides a current list of regional disability integration specialists.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Hurricane Opens Trauma Wounds

link to resource: https://dartcenter.org/content/hurricane-opens-trauma-wounds
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Now that a major storm has struck the same regions that were battered last year, people face something called Re-traumatization. This is the opening of old emotional wounds and the anxious anticipation of such re-wounding. It may be worse that the original trauma because it implies a string of "bad luck"-a sense of endless travail rather than one bad episode that has come and gone. It often feels like the old trauma plus a new trauma plus a loss of psychological safety. Psychological safety may be a myth (the thought that everything will eventually turn out right) but it is a helpful myth. 

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

 


Managing traumatic stress- After the hurricanes

link to resource: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/hurricane-stress.aspx
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

It is common for people to experience very strong emotional reactions with the arrival of a hurricane and its accompanying damage to homes and community infrastructures. If you are experiencing distress in the wake of the recent hurricanes, you are not alone. Understanding common responses to extreme events can help you to cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Putting into practice some of the tips in this guide can help you along the path to managing the storm's aftermath and feeling better.

American Psychological Association (APA)


Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane

link to resource: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-guidelines-helping-children-after-hurricane
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This document offers parents guidance on helping their children after a hurricane. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have after a hurricane, what to do to help, and self-care tips for parents.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 


How to Emotionally Prepare For a Hurricane

link to resource: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/hurricane-preparation.aspx
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Here are some simple and effective ways to manage your storm-related fears and anxiety. Many are essential ingredients for a healthy lifestyle and adopting them can help improve your overall emotional and physical well-being.

American Psychological Association (APA)


Inclusive Emergency Management Preparedness, Response, and Recovery White Paper

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/SIG Docs/Inclusive Emergency Management Preparedness, Response, and Recovery White Paper.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This white paper provides summarizes key learnings from recent disasters impacting specific Territories and policy recommendations for University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs), as well as government leaders at the Federal, State and Territorial levels.


Planning Accessible Meetings and Events: A toolkit

link to resource: https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/mental_physical_disability/Accessible_Meetings_Toolkit.authcheckdam.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

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.


Inclusive Emergency Management Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (Presentation)

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/SIG Docs/Inclusive Emergency Management presentation 5.24.18.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Presentation on interviews with Territories (Themes, Recommendations) on Inclusive Emergency Management Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.


Let's Go!Toolkit for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: https://mainehealth.org/-/media/lets-go/files/childrens-program/developmental-disabilities/full-developmental-disabilities-toolkit.pdf
Author(s):
Maine Health, Let's Go!
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Let's Go! has developed this toolkit for professionals who work with children with I/DD. Inside you'll find strategies, tools, and resources that address the healthy eating and physical activity needs of children with I/DD. These materials complement their core 5-2-1-0 message and evidence-based strategies for success, and are designed to ensure that the Let's Go! program can work for each and every child. 

Maine Health, Let's Go!


Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Persons with Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/2010-ep-pripara-hao-checklist.pdf
Author(s):
University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (Guam CEDDERS).
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource provides a checklist for people with disability in the event of a major diaster.

University of Guam - Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Servic


Emergency Preparedness Guidebook for Individuals with Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/2010-ep-pripara-hao-guidebook.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The University of Guam, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (Guam CEDDERS) offers a guidebook with recommendations and tips for individuals with disabilities to establish their personal preparedness plans, thus enabling individuals to minimize the effect of emergency situations and allow for fast recovery to normal routine.

University of Guam - Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service


Healthy Communities Policy Guide

link to resource: https://www.planning.org/policy/guides/adopted/healthycommunities/
Author(s):
American Planning Association
Intended Audience:
Abstract

APA's Healthy Communities Policy Guide identifies policy ideas for local, state, and federally elected officials aimed at improving community health and quality of living through planning. APA believes "healthy communities" are places where all individuals have access to healthy built, social, economic, and natural environments that give them the opportunity to live their fullest potential regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, income, age, abilities, or other socially defined circumstance.


National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine (NCIDM)

link to resource: https://aadmd.org/page/ncidm-preamble
Author(s):
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine (NCIDM)uses its platform to improve curricula for medical schools and residency programs. People with ID/DD experience significant disparities in the quality of healthcare that they receive. As a result, they are kept in poorer health and can be expected to die at a younger age than their non-disabled cohort. This resource provides background on the mission of NCIDM and projects that are created to achieve their goal of improving curricula to be inclusive of treating people with ID/DD.


XCEL: Excelling in Care for Patients with Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.xcel.flcic.org/
Author(s):
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

XCEL - Excellent (X) care to patients with DD through improved Communication (C), Environment (E), and Logistics (L).

XCEL was developed by the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and is designed to give quick tips in an entertaining way to reception/support staff who interact with people with developmental disabilities in healthcare settings.

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities


The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry Webinar Series

link to resource: https://aadmd.org/category/tags/pedd
Author(s):
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and Pediatric Dentistry (PEDD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry created a webseires that aims to provide information about patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topics include healthcare financing, health transtition, medication management, and more!


Learning Objectives for Developmental Disabilities Curriculum UCSF Medical School

link to resource: https://odpc.ucsf.edu/sites/odpc.ucsf.edu/files/pdf_docs/predoc-learning-objectives_0.pdf
Author(s):
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Office of Developmental Primary Care Improving outcomes for people with developmental disabilities
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Developmental disabilities curriculum outline from UCSF medical school.

Systematically plan and institutionalize a curriculum in developmental disabilities (DD), including children, adolescents, and adults and integrate it into the undergraduate medical school curriculum to ensure that every medical student graduating from the UCSF School of Medicine will have basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to care for patients with developmental disabilities.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Office of Developmental Primary Care: Improving Outcomes for People With Developmental Disabilities


Core Competency Training Materials

link to resource: http://healthcareinnovation.vermont.gov/core-competency-training-materials
Author(s):
State of Vermont Health Care Innovation Project
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

The Core Competency Training series provides a comprehensive training curriculum to front line staff providing care coordination (including case managers, care coordinators, etc.) from a wide range of medical, social, and community service organizations in communities state-wide. Core curriculum will cover competencies related to care coordination and disability awareness. Additional training opportunities include advanced care coordination training, care coordination training for managers and supervisors, and "train the trainer" training. In total, 34 separate training opportunities are available to up to 240 participants state-wide.


Think Cultural Health

link to resource: https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov
Author(s):
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This website features information, continuing education opportunities, resources, and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS. Launched in 2004, Think Cultural Health is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health.


Zika: Selected Law and Policy Resources

link to resource: https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/publications/topic/resources/resources-zika.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This website offers resources that describe and comment on law and policy responses to the Zika Virus. 


CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016

link to resource: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p1230-highlighting-contributions-zika.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Seventy years after CDC was founded to fight mosquitoes that carried malaria, CDC found itself entrenched in combat with another mosquito-borne illness, Zika virus. CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to fight Zika on January 22, 2016, after a widespread Zika outbreak in the Americas was linked to a large increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly. As the emergency response approaches one year, CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlights 10 critical contributions towards the fight against Zika virus this year.


Azithromycin may protect against Zika, study finds

link to resource: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/30/c_135868207.htm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Researchers found the antibiotic azithromycin can block the Zika virus from infecting fetal brain tissue cells grown in lab dishes. The findings, published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed the virus targets brain cells with an abundance of the AXL protein.


Zika Virus Resources from America Academy of Pediatrics

link to resource: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/ZikaVirus.aspx
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Zika Resources including response activities and resources for pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 


Microcephaly Found in Babies of Zika-Infected Monthers Months After Birth

link to resource: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/health/zika-microcephaly-babies.html?WT.mc_id=SmartBriefs-Newsletter&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=smartbriefsnl&_r=0
Author(s):
Pam Belluck
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

It is the news that doctors and families in the heart of Zika territory had feared: Some babies not born with the unusually small heads that are the most severe hallmark of brain damage as a result of the virus have developed the condition, called microcephaly, as they have grown older.

The findings were reported in a study of 13 babies in Brazil that was published Tuesday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. At birth, none of the babies had heads small enough to receive a diagnosis of microcephaly, but months later, 11 of them did.

The New York Times


What's Being Done to Fight the Zika Virus

link to resource: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-zika-in-the-united-states-mosquito-disease/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

"The Zika Virus was discovered in the heart of Africa in 1947 and infected small clusters of people over the next 60 years. But then, in 2007, it began popping up on some islands in the pacific. People infected there started traveling... triggering, Dr. Fauci says, a global pandemic."

Learn more from this CBS news story where U.S. Dr. Jon LaPook speaks with the country's top scientist about the fight against Zika. 


Could Zika Virus Have Lasting Impact on Male Fertility?

link to resource: https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2016/11/08/could-zika-virus-have-lasting-impact-on-male-fertility/
Author(s):
Dr. Francis Collins
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Recent research has shown that the mosquito-borne Zika virus has the potential to cause serious health problems, including severe birth defects in humans. But the damaging effects of Zika might not end there: results of a new mouse study show that the virus may also have an unexpected negative-and possibly long-lasting-impact on male fertility.

 

National Institutes of Health


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Zika Virus Information and Resources

link to resource: http://www.hrsa.gov/zika/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Combatting the spread of the Zika virus in the United States and territories as well as helping those who are already affected requires a public health response. This includes the coordination and collaboration of health care systems, providers, and families at the national, state and local levels. In this rapidly changing environment, HRSA has made helping our programs address this public health threat a top priority.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


Resource Guide for States and Communities Caring for Infants and Children Affected by Zika Virus

link to resource: https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/zika/resourcesforchildrenzika.pdf
Author(s):
Health Resources and Services Administration
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Abstract

This resource is focused on the comprehensive health needs of infants and children affected by Zika Virus (ZIKV). It is intended as a planning resource for states and ommunities as they develop a coordinated response to meet the immediate and long term needs of infants and children affected by ZIKV, and their families. The resource guide applies a system of care approach and builds on existing Federal and State services and programs for supporting children with special health care needs (CSHCN). This information will assist states and communities in effectively leveraging and integrating existing programs and assessing programmatic flexibilities to augment their systems of care to address ZIKV.


Use Medicines Wisely Printable (Refreshable braille)

link to resource: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/FreePublications/UCM417938.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

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

link to resource: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/FreePublications/UCM417938.pdf
Author(s):
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women's Health
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

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.


A Shelter Story: Integrating Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Into Emergency Shelter Plans

link to resource: https://www.training-source.org/training/courses/A%20Shelter%20Story%3A%20%20Integrating%20Functional%20Needs%20Support%20Services%20(FNSS)%20Into%20Emergency%20Shelter%20Plans/detail
Author(s):
State Collaborator(s):
Iowa Department of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice, University of Iowa
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This course tells the story of one community's efforts to collaborate on improvements to its emergency shelter plans. You are invited to participate in these efforts, working with the county's Emergency Manager and other stakeholders to update plans last revised five years ago. As the story unfolds, you encounter questions asking you to identify relevant facts or to select the best course of action for making improvements to the planning process and its outcomes. Need help answering a question? Click on Help to see excerpts from publications included in the FNSS Resource Toolkit that comes with this training.

Iowa Department of Public Health 


Milestone Moments - Learn the Signs Act Early

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/parents_pdfs/milestonemomentseng508.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child's development.
Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Take this with you and talk with your child's doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Developmental Milestones - Learn the Signs Act Early (Spanish Version)

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/parents_pdfs/ltsae_booklet_milestonemoments_span-readerspreads_web-ready_7.22.11.pdf
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

La manera en que su hijo juega, aprende, habla y actúa nos ofrece pistas importantes sobre cómo se está desarrollando el niño. Los indicadores del desarrollo son las cosas que la mayoría de los niños pueden hacer a una edad eterminada. En cada visita médica de su hijo, lleve esta información y hable con el pediatra sobre los indicadores que su hijo alcanzó y cuáles son los que debería alcanzar a continuación.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


AUCD Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

link to resource: http://www.implementdiversity.tools/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This toolkit will serve as a foundation for a national effort that will enhance diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; cultivate partnerships; respond to increasingly diverse communities across the country; and develop strategies for continuing efforts to better serve diverse populations.


Zika Virus Information and Resources

link to resource: https://www.fic.nih.gov/ResearchTopics/Pages/infectiousdiseases-zika-virus.aspx
Author(s):
Fogarty International Center
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Abstract

The Fogarty International Center has provided top news and resources that address the Zika Virus.At NIH, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is working with its partners in government, academia, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to better understand Zika virus, the disease it causes, and ways to combat it. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH is studying how Zika virus infection affects reproductive health, pregnancy, and the developing fetus. NIH is also funding many research projects to study Zika virus.

 


Zika Infection - Guidelines and Technical Documents

link to resource: https://zikainfection.tghn.org/research-tools-and-resources/guidelines/
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

Guidelines and technical documents around Zika


Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

link to resource: www.disabilityinpublichealth.org
Author(s):
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

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)

 


Nutrition Services Program

link to resource: http://nutrition.cedwvu.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This resource has information on the services that are provided through the Nutrition Service Program. The mission of the Nutrition Services Program is to improve the quantity and quality of nutrition services available to children and youth with disabilities in West Virginia and to increase awareness of the importance of nutrition services on the local, state and national levels.

Nutrition is essential for promoting growth and development in children and promoting and maintaining good health in adults. Good nutrition enables individuals to reach their full physical, mental, and emotional potential. Individuals with disabilities are often at risk for nutritional problems resulting from:

- Special eating or feeding problems that make it difficult to meet nutritional needs

- Movement or neurological limitations that affect activity levels and alter calorie needs

- Weight problems (overweight or under weight)

- Diets that are inappropriate or unbalanced

- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and other side effects of long term or multiple medications

- Alternate forms of feeding, such as G & J feeding tubes

- Special nutrient requirements

Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU

 


National Organization on Disability

link to resource: https://www.nod.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

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


Public Health Interventions with Definitions

link to resource: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/opi/cd/phn/docs/0103wheel_definitions.pdf
Intended Audience:

HHS emPOWER Map

link to resource: http://www.phe.gov/empowermap/Pages/default.aspx
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Over 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries rely upon electricity-dependent medical and assistive equipment, such as ventilators and wheel chairs, in our communities. Severe weather and disasters that cause power outages can be life threatening for these individuals.

How can we empower community and electricity-dependent Medicare beneficiary health resilience?

Every hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member can use the map to find the monthly total of Medicare beneficiaries with electricity-dependent equipment claims at the U.S. state, territory, county, and zip code level and turn on "real-time" NOAA severe weather tracking services to identify areas and populations that may be impacted and at risk for power outages.

Together, we can all better anticipate potential access and functional needs, emergency plan for the whole community, and assist our at-risk community members before, during, and after an emergency.

 


Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

link to resource: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/index.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Only half of American adults get enough physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. The Surgeon General aims to increase walking across the nation by calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll.

The Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities Program Website includes:

  • Call to Action
  • Step it Up! Help Make Our Communities Walkable: Video
  • Surgeon General's Walking Playlist on Pandora
  • Partner Resources
  • Join the Conversation on Social Media: #StepItUp
  • Step It Up! Everyone Can Help Make Our Communities More Walkable: Every Sector Has a Role to Play
  • Additional Resources
  • Call to Action Executive Summary "Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities"

 


Basic Facts About Hearing Loss

link to resource: http://www.yourhearingloss.org/content/basic-facts-about-hearing-loss
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This factsheet provides statistics on hearing loss, important facts on hearing loss, and information about children and hearing loss.


Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disability

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Emergency%20Preparedness%20and%20People%20with%20Disabilities.pdf
Author(s):
American Red Cross Disaster Services
Intended Audience:
Abstract

By definition, preparedness means the state of being prepared. Each individual has a personal responsibility for application. But because we are so diverse each person's "state" in remarkably different from everyone else. However, when preparing for an event or emergency, remarkably, we have a lot in common. Understanding your options can quicken your response time and lessen the initial fear and panic.Knowledge is power and in times of crisis your survival may depend on preparation and common sense.


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

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Fact%20Sheet_General%20Overview.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

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.


Including People with Disabilities in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Smoking Programs Offered by Local Health Departments

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Fact%20Sheet_Healthy%20Lifestyle.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

To reduce and eliminate the disparities in health experienced by people with disabilities, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) works with local health departments (LHDs) to promote the inclusion and engagement of people with disabilities in all public health programs, products, outreach, and services. A recent NACCHO survey found that approximately 75% of LHDs provide some type of obesity or tobacco prevention program; however, only 30% include people with disabilities in such
prevention efforts.1 The purpose of this fact sheet is to emphasize the importance of including people with disabilities in all LHD programs, products, outreach, and services.

National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)


Including People with Disabilities in Reproductive Health Programs and Services

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Fact%20Sheet_Reproductive%20Health.pdf
Author(s):
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The National Association of County and City Health Officials' (NACCHO's) Health and Disability program works with local health departments (LHDs) to increase the inclusion and engagement of people with disabilities into all public health programs, products, outreach, and services. Findings from a recent national survey of LHDs (Table 1) suggest that many LHDs provide reproductive health services to members of the general population; however, very few specifically include people with disabilities in these services.1 The purpose of this fact sheet is to educate and raise awareness of LHDs about the importance of including men and women with disabilities in existing reproductive health programs and services offered by LHDs.


Emergency Preparedness Tips for Those with Functional Needs

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/PreparednessTips_FN-ACCESSIBLE8-7-14.pdf
Author(s):
Illinois Terrorism Task Force
State Collaborator(s):
Illinois
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Being prepared for disasters or emergencies is critically important in today's ever changing environment. it is even more important for those with disabilities, special needs or those who may need assistance in the event of a disaster or other emergency.


Special Needs Shelters

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/SpNSBrochure052214%20English%20(00000002).pdf
Author(s):
Florida Health
State Collaborator(s):
Florida
Intended Audience:
Abstract

What persons with special medical needs should know for disaster preparedness


Kent County Health Department: A Story of Successful Inclusion of People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Success%20Story_Kent%20County.pdf
Author(s):
NAACHO
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Michigan's Kent County Health Department (KCHD) has been including people with disabilities in its programs, policies, and procedures for several years. KCHD realizes how important it is to include people with disabilities in emergency preparedness planning efforts. In 2007, KCHD's emergency preparedness
program was mandated to develop partnerships in its jurisdiction to report on and determine how to include people with disabilities in emergency response planning. As a result, KCHD developed a committee of organizations that serve people with disabilities and other human services agencies that provide
cultural services to the elderly and children.


Health and Disability Success Story: Region 2 of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Success%20Story_Louisiana.pdf
Author(s):
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Local health departments (LHDs) can help to reduce andeliminate disparities in health experienced by people with disabilities by including them in all health programs, services, and activities. In spring 2014, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) surveyed LHDs across the country to understand better how they were including people with disabilities in programs and services. One respondent, Region 2 of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, stood out as being particularly inclusive of people with disabilities in public health practice. The Louisiana Office of Public Health met with NACCHO to discuss how the health department includes people with disabilities in its public health practice.


Guía de preparación en caso de emergencias de Florida

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/xES_Preparedness%20Disability%20file%202014%20Part%201_Layout%201%20copy%20(00000002).pdf
Author(s):
Florida Health
State Collaborator(s):
Florida
Intended Audience:
Abstract

La Guía de preparación en caso de emergencias de Florida se realizó gracias a un subsidio para la preparación en caso de emergencias de los Centros para el control y prevención de enfermedades (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Esta guía fue elaborada por la Oficina de Comunicaciones y la Oficina de Preparación y respuesta del Departamento de Salud de Florida (Florida Department of Health's Office of Communications and the Bureau of Preparedness and Response).


Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Understanding Health and Health Promotion for People with ID

link to resource: http://www.iddhealthtraining.org/module-1/
Author(s):
Developed by: Karen Edwards MD MPH, Susan Havercamp PhD, Leslie J Cohen JD, and David O'Hara, PhD With Review and Input by: Jamie Perry MD MPH, Adriane K Griffen MPH MCHES, and George S Jesien PhD
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The cases of this module are designed for LEND and UCEDD trainees to learn more about the adult phase of the life course continuum of health and health care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. By participating in this case-based curriculum, LEND and UCEDD trainees will gain knowledge and perspective concerning: common health issues for adults with ID; socio-cultural influences on health of adults with ID; self-determination and person-centered care as essential elements of health promotion and healthcare for adults with ID; the importance of competitive employment and place of residence on health status; and the central importance of optimal health status on quality of life and on the ability of adults with ID to live the lives they desire in inclusive communities. These cases were created by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and Westchester Institute for Human Development UCEDD, with input from the Nisonger Center UCEDD and Sonoran UCEDD, and with support from the HealthMeet Project of The Arc.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)


Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Communication Skills in the Context of Health and Wellness

link to resource: http://www.iddhealthtraining.org/module-2/
Author(s):
Karen Edwards MD MPH, and Catherine Yankou MPH
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This module is designed to help trainees, students and health professionals to increase their knowledge and skills to improve communication with people with intellectual disabilities (ID). The resources in this module concern: communication during health care and wellness encounters with people with ID; cultural and linguistic competence in communication; working with interpreters; inclusion strategies in written and electronic communication; language use to demonstrate respect; supporting self-determination in health; the use of technology for effective communication; and communication with people with sensory challenges and language differences.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)


Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/A%20Preparedness%20Disability%20file%202014-large%20font%20Eng.pdf
State Collaborator(s):
Florida Department of Health Office of Communications and Bureau of Preparedness and Response
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Make an Emergency plan!

Your Plan, Just Make It!
• What you and your family will do.
• What to have on hand.
• What to take with you.
• Where to go, if necessary.
• A pet plan.

 


Personal Emergency Planning for People with Access and Functional Needs

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/Disaster%20Preparedness%20for%20Access%20and%20Functional%20Needs.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Disasters can interrupt your normal routine and support systems. Planning ahead could increase the odds that your access and functional needs will be met if you evacuate quickly or shelter in place. Taking responsibility by creating a disaster plan and to-go bag is the first step in maintaining your health and independence. All your information should be current and because it is personal keep it in a safe but handy place in your home.


Autism awareness: Tips for EMS

link to resource: http://www.ems1.com/ems-training/articles/1091032-Autism-awareness-Tips-for-EMS/
Author(s):
Fire Captain John M. Sokol
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Knowing that an emergency situation involves an individual with autism is important from the dispatcher to the first responders on scene. When the dispatcher includes "the individual has autism," what is going to be your reaction?


Tips for First Responders on Interacting with an Individual with Autism

link to resource: http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/how-the-autism-society-can-help/safe-and-sound/tips-for-first-responders/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Autism Society's Autism Awareness Wallet Card is a colorful two-sided card that provides "helpful hints" for interacting with someone who has autism and includes special information for law enforcement or medical emergency personnel.


Outdoor Safety for Kids

link to resource: http://www.healthline.com/health/outdoor-safety-for-kids#Overview1
Author(s):
Written by The Healthline Editorial Team, Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Intended Audience:
Abstract

With their high levels of energy, remarkable ability to bounce back from stumbles and falls, and endless curiosity, children often put themselves at risk for injury. This can be especially true when they're exploring the great outdoors. Here are some basic safety guidelines for children.


Keeping your House Safe for Children

link to resource: http://vipclean.co.uk/keeping-your-house-safe-for-children/
Author(s):
Terri Yiannou
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Babies and small children can get from one place to another in the blink of an eye, and in seconds could be exposed to dangers that could have very harmful consequences. It takes years for children to become self aware to the point where they can recognize potential hazards; therefore, ensuring your home is safe and secure is of paramount importance.


Emergency Preparedness Saves Lives!

link to resource: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/emergency-preparedness-and-response/prepare-yourself/childrens-preparedness/_documents/school-preparedness-com-brochure.pdf
Author(s):
Florida Health Children's Disaster Preparedness Program Bureau of Preparedness and Response Community Resilience Unit
State Collaborator(s):
Florida
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Are your students prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including: hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, school violence, bomb threats, lockdowns, and evacuations? 

Remember, your school and students are only as prepared as you equip them to be! Consider including emergency preparedness curricula in your classrooms today! A prepared school is a safe school! 

This website includes emergency preparedness curriculum for grades 1-12, and teaches kids what todo before, during and after an emergency while fostering critical 21st-century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership and communication. Your students will benefit greatly from this valuable information. There is also additional information available for teachers, students, and parents/guardians at kidsgetaplan.com.

 

Revision Date:
06/23/2015

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Those with Functional Needs

link to resource: http://www.illinois.gov/ready/SiteCollectionDocuments/PreparednessTips_FunctionalNeeds.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This document has been specially developed by a team of emergency management and health professionals to help assist those with special needs to be better prepared for a disaster or emergency. Your ability to successfully respond to a disaster is directly related to your preparedness prior
to the disaster. You should review this document with your family and any persons who may provide care for you. This document includes 

This document includes tips for:
-Cognitive Impairments Disaster Tips
-Deaf or Hard of Hearing Disaster Tips
-Life Support Systems Disaster Tips
-Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems Disaster Tips
-Mobility Impairments Disaster Tips
-Senior Disaster Tips
-Service Animals and Pets Disaster Tips
-Visual Impairments Disaster Tips
-Parents or Caregivers of Children Disaster Tips
-A Disaster Kit
-A Health Card


All Ready Delaware: Start Your Emergency Plan

link to resource: http://www.allreadyde.org/emergency-preparedness/start-your-emergency-plan/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Are you ready to leave your home on short notice and travel to a relative's home or a public shelter? Do you have medicines you would need for several days away from home? If you provide supports for a person with disabilities, have you helped them prepare for a time when daily routines cannot be maintained at home? Evacuation will be much easier and safer if you and those you care for prepare now for what might happen tomorrow.

This tutorial will help you think through your personal needs in an emergency and plan how to respond. It will suggest action steps for your personal preparedness plan.

People with disabilities have been impacted harshly by hurricanes, floods, or even a bad snow storm. Emergencies can disrupt your daily routines and interrupt services that you rely on.

When weather causes power outages, for example, it is hard for anyone to keep to daily routines. But a person who needs electricity for an oxygen supply or other medical services must take action, before an emergency strikes, to prepare for loss of power.

 


Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative

link to resource: http://centertrt.org/?p=intervention&id=1097
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) is a practice-tested policy-level intervention designed to increase access to affordable, quality healthful foods in underserved areas of the state. The program provides critical one-time loans and grants for the development, expansion or renovation of fresh food retail establishments, such as supermarkets or grocery stores. The FFFI also creates steady jobs for community members living in economically distressed areas. FFFI is a community-level policy and environmental-change intervention.

The Center for Training and Research Translation


Baltimore Healthy Stores (BHS)

link to resource: http://centertrt.org/?p=intervention&id=1093
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Baltimore Healthy Stores (BHS) is a research-tested intervention that uses a store's existing facilities to improve access to healthy food and to increase consumers' knowledge, self-efficacy and behavioral intentions about healthy food choices and food preparation through health education and point-of-purchase marketing strategies. BHS targets two levels of the socio-ecologic model:

1) the individual level by seeking to change consumer behaviors

2) the organizational level by seeking to change corner stores practices, in particular by increasing the availability of healthy options.

The Center for Training and Research Translation

 

 


Healthy Food Environments Pricing Incentives

link to resource: http://centertrt.org/?p=intervention&id=1099
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Healthy Food Environments is a practice-tested policy intervention developed by NC Prevention Partners to increase availability, visibility, and affordability of healthy foods and beverages for employees, volunteers, and visitors on hospital campuses. The intervention includes a pricing policy incentive to encourage purchase of healthier items (through a price decrease) and discourage purchase of less healthier items (through a price increase). This is an organizational policy and environmental change intervention that targets individual behavior

The Center for Training and Research Translation


Improving Retail Access for Fruits and Vegetables

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/improvingretailaccess.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Food can be sold at a variety of retail venues in a community. To increase fruit and vegetable consumption by community members, it is important to improve access to these venues and to increase the availability of high-quality, affordable fruits and vegetables sold at these locations. This document highlights a few states' work in this area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Quick Guide to Health Literacy

link to resource: http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/quickguide/advocate.htm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Health professionals must commit to advocating for improved health literacy in our respective organizations. We must embed health literacy in our programs, policies, strategic plans, and research activities.

You can advocate for health literacy in your organization.

-Make the case for health literacy

-Incorporate health literacy into mission and planning

-Establish accountability for health literacy activities

 


Emergency Preparedness for All Children

link to resource: http://www.preparedkids.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Emergency Preparedness For All Children is a toolkit that provides child-centered planning and response tools for use by:

- families
- emergency managers
- shelter workers
- organizations that provide care for children

The toolkit supports planning for sheltering-in-place, evacuating, and staying in a general shelter.

Use of these tools can help ensure that the children and the people who care for them will be included in whole community planning policies and processes. The Inclusive Preparedness Center developed these guidance documents and tools to support state and local community emergency planning for children.

 


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

link to resource: http://www.hilltopinstitute.org/publications/HospitalCommunityBenefitsAfterTheACA-ShapeHealthIssueBrief9-May2014.pdf
Author(s):
Gayle D. Nelson, Jessica S. Skopac, Carl H. Mueller, Teneil K. Wells, Cynthia L. Boddie-Willis
Intended Audience:
Abstract

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.


Public Health Improvement Resource Center

link to resource: http://www.phf.org/improvement/home.aspx?utm_source=February+2015+E-News&utm_campaign=February+2015+E-News&utm_medium=email
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Public Health Improvement Resource Center is a searchable database that has recently been improved to include additional and updated resources to better help users build and improve public health systems. Some of the Resource Center's latest resources include:

-Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration
-Opportunities to Improve Population Health by Integrating Governmental Public Health and Health Care Delivery: Lessons from the ASTHO Million Hearts Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative
-Improved Population Health Through More Dynamic Public Health and Health Care System Collaboration
-Writing a Grant Application for Funding
-Why Don Berwick Is Almost Right: How Public Health Quality Improvement Operates Within Complex Systems

 


Recent Developments in Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Functional and Access Needs PowerPoint Presentation

link to resource: http://www.inclusivepreparedness.org/NASTTPO%20Meeting%20Tempe%204-27-11.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Recent Developments in Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Functional and Access Needs PowerPoint Presentation from the National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials

Focus For This Session:
Vulnerable Individuals and Levels of Vulnerability
Moving from Special Needs to Functional Definition
Populations Included in Functional Definition
What's New at the Federal Level
Why This Is Important to NASTTPO
Issues for Individuals Who Are Most Vulnerable
Sheltering in Place
Evacuation
Emergency Planners and Responders
Service Provider Organizations
Organizational Planning
Individual Planning
Other Preparedness Activities

 


The Smoke and Fire Safety Action Planner

link to resource: http://www.firesafetyplanner.org/images/IPC_smoke-fire-planner.pdf
Author(s):
Inclusive Preparedness Center
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Residential Fire Safety Planning Materials and Trainings are free and designed to support Fire Life Safety Educators and other fire safety educators who work to improve home fire safety. The Smoke and Fire Safety Action Planner and the Instruction Manual support face to face planning with residents to install and maintain smoke alarms, prepare to get out fast, and prevent residential fires. The Instruction Manual can also be used to train staff of partnering organizations to use the Action Planner with the people the organization serves.


The Smoke and Fire Safety Instruction Manual

link to resource: http://www.firesafetyplanner.org/images/IPC_smoke-fire-manual.pdf
Author(s):
Inclusive Preparedness Center
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Residential Fire Safety Planning Materials and Trainings are free and designed to support Fire Life Safety Educators and other fire safety educators who work to improve home fire safety. The Smoke and Fire Safety Action Planner and the Instruction Manual support face to face planning with residents to install and maintain smoke alarms, prepare to get out fast, and prevent residential fires. The Instruction Manual can also be used to train staff of partnering organizations to use the Action Planner with the people the organization serves.


Getting Real II: Promising Practices in Inclusive Emergency Management for the Whole Community

link to resource: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/odic/getting_realii_application_form.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Welcome to Conference-On-Demand! FEMA invites you to explore over 40 best practices in inclusive emergency management from across the country.

You will hear from local, regional, state and federal practioners, managers and educators at all levels. Ideas range from academic to "BTDT" (Been There, Done That)! Some of the video and PowerPoint presentation topics are:
-ALERT: Autism Lifesaving Emergency Response Program, -Accessible Emergency Communications over Wireless Platforms
-An Inclusive Emergency Response to 2011 Alabama Tornados
-Emergency Registries and Alternatives: Toolks for Decision Makers

Each video can be shared and passed along.
All presentations can be downloaded.

 

 

 


Checklist for Integrating People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Preparedness, Planning, Response & Recovery

link to resource: http://www.jik.com/plancklst.pdf
Author(s):
June Isaacson Kailes, Associate Director Center for Disability and Health Policy Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California Edition 2, 2014
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This checklist is for emergency planners, managers, responders, and public information officers (PIOs) who have responsibility for developing, maintaining, testing, delivering and revising emergency plans and services.
Use it to help:
•Evaluate current capacity of critical elements that integrate people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into emergency planning, responsr, and recovery
- Identify areas needing attention
- Set priorities
- Assess progress
•Develop inclusive emergency plans, policies, processes, protocols, training, job aids/checklists, standard operating procedures and exercise programs
•Periodically evaluate progress and identify elements that have been implemented, and areas that continue to need attention


Oregon Office on Disability and Health

link to resource: https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-office-on-disability-and-health/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

OODH's mission is to prevent secondary conditions and improve the health and quality of life of Oregonians with disabilities through improved access to health care facilities and public health programs and effective health promotion and wellness programs.


Developing an Operational Definition of Intellectual Disability for the Purpose of National Health Surveillance

link to resource: http://shriver.umassmed.edu/sites/shriver.umassmed.edu/files/documents/Developing%20an%20Operational%20Definition%20of%20Intellectual%20Disability%20for%20the%20Purpose%20of%20National%20Health%20Surveillance%20%28PDF%29.pdf
Author(s):
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School University of Massachusetts Medical School
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This report summarizes recommendations that were developed to establish a more consistent approach to operationalizing the case definition for the purpose of public health surveillance among adults with intellectual disability in the United States. This approach was designed to allow for research and analysts to build sample frames from existing data, and to recognize where they may be missing a given population. It can also be used to inform the development of targeted survey questions.


Expanding Surveillance of Adults with Intellectual Disability in the US

link to resource: http://shriver.umassmed.edu/sites/shriver.umassmed.edu/files/documents/Recommendations%20for%20Expanding%20Surveillance%20of%20Adults%20with%20Intellectual%20Disability%20in%20the%20United%20States%20%28PDF%29.pdf
Author(s):
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This report includes recommendations for the Health Surveillance of People with Intellectual Disabilities in the United Stated. Recommendations include:

1. Identify adults with ID using ICD and other codes in medical service claims
2. Link multiple existing data sources for health surveillance
3. Include valid and reliable questions in existing surveys to identify people with ID
4. Incorporate promising methods to include representative sample of adults with ID
5. Incorporate question and response options in existing surveys to facilitate participation of adults with ID and their proxies

 


Functional Needs of People with Disabilities: A Guide for Emergency Managers, Planners and Responders

link to resource: https://frcd.org/emergency-preparedness/
Author(s):
The National Organization on Disability
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide provides steps that every emergency manager or first responder should consider in ensuring that the needs and situations of people with disabilities are taken into account in all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.


Tips for First Responders from Texas A&M University

link to resource: http://disabilitytips.tamu.edu/index.html
Author(s):
Dr. Laura M. Stough, Project REDD: Research and Education on Disability and Disaster, Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Tips for First Responders resource includes information and instruction on how to develop Emergency Preparedness programs for people with disabilities. Tips are provided for mobility impairments, cognitive disabilities, mental illness, Autism, deaf or hard of hearing, blindness or visual impairments, service animals, seniors, childbearing and newborns, chemical sensitivities, general tips.


Confronting the Challenges of Evacuating People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Challenges-Evacuating-People-with-Disabilities.html
Author(s):
Deborah Hayes
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Tips for planning for the evacuation needs of people with disabilities in the community.


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

link to resource: https://www.eastersealstech.com/2014/06/11/top-5-things-consider-designing-accessible-bathroom-wheelchair-users/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

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.


Tips for Women with Disabilities on Understanding Breast Cancer

link to resource: http://www.aahd.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/TipSheets-sample.pdf
Author(s):
American Association on Health & Disability
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Women with disabilities are as likely and sometimes more likely to get breast cancer as the general population due to having more risk factors than women in general. Because there's no sure way to prevent breast cancer, it's important to take care of yourself by having regular screenings to find breast cancer early, when breast cancers often respond well to treatment and the chance for survival is high. These tip cards stress the importance of early screening and give recommendations for you to follow. Also covered are the diagnosis, treatment issues, and insurance coverage.

Take charge of your breast health and be a self-advocate. Getting early breast cancer screening can save your life!

 


Achieving Healthy Weight and Obesity Prevention

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/pd_hw_obesity-prev.pdf
Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Communities (state, regional, local and neighborhood) provide a vital role in implementing steps to help combat obesity among people with disabilities and assist them in achieving a healthy weight and an improved quality of life. This factsheet contains information on healthy weight and considerations for addressing obesity and disability in the community.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Health Department Strategies: Obesity Prevention Programs for People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/pd_hlthdept_strategies.pdf
Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Health Departments along with community partners can implement strategies that make healthy choices available, affordable, and easy for people with disabilities. This resource provides considerations for increased physical activity and improved diet for people with disabilities and updates from emerging practices from CDC's funded state based programs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


Healthy Weight and Obesity Prevention in the Workplace

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/pd_hlthywt_obesity_wkplace.pdf
Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Disability and obesity are complex public health challenges, but addressing these challenges offer major dividends to our country if effective strategies are successfully applied to include the workplace. This resource provides information on healthy weight and considerations to ensure that worksite nutrition and physical activity programs are accessible to people with disabilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities

link to resource: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/outdoor-developed-areas/final-guidelines-for-outdoor-developed-areas/single-file-version-of-rule?highlight=WyJhY2Nlc3NpYmlsaXR5IiwiZ3VpZGVsaW5lcyIsImZvciIsInJlY3JlYXRpb24iLCJm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

These guidelines from the U.S. Access Board serve as the basis for standards for new construction and alterations of recreation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The Guide to Community Preventive Services

link to resource: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
Author(s):
Community Preventive Services Task Force members Liaisons to the Task Force Consultants to the Task Force Community Guide staff CDC programs Other partner agencies and organizations Individual policy makers, practitioners and researchers
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

-Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
-Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
-What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?

 


People with Disabilities: Being Prepared Means Planning Ahead

link to resource: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date.

These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

 


Guidelines for Assessment of and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/resources/assessment-disabilities.aspx
Author(s):
The American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Guidelines provide suggestions on ways psychologists can make their practices more accessible and disability-sensitive, and how they might enhance their working relationships with clients with disabilities. Additionally, the Guidelines provide information on how psychologists can obtain more education, training and experience with disability-related matters.

American Psychological Association (APA)


AUCD 2012 Hotel Accessibility Checklist

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/ncbddd/accessibility%20checklist-hotels%20AUCD.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This checklist provides guidance for determining whether a hotel has accessible grounds, paths, and amenities for guests with a variety of disabilities.  This checklist was adapted and modified by AUCD to be used for site selection of the 2012 Disability and Health Partners Meeting site hotel.


Removing Barriers to Health Care: A Guide for Health Professionals

link to resource: http://fpg.unc.edu/sites/fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/other-resources/NCODH_RemovingBarriersToHealthCare.pdf
Author(s):
North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This document provides guidelines and recommendations to help health care professionals ensure equal use of the facility and services by all their patients. The information in this guide gives health care providers a better understanding of how to improve not only the physical environment, but also their personal interactions with patients with disabilities. There is also a review of some of the design standards established through state and federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that health care professionals need to know.

This guide encourages health care professionals to go beyond the minimum requirements set by law to make facilities and services universally usable to the greatest extent possible. By meeting the needs of people with disabilities, you will also be providing enhanced facilities and services to all your patients.

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health


Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

link to resource: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/emergency-transportable-housing/proposed-guidelines?highlight=WyJhY2Nlc3NpYmlsaXR5IiwiZ3VpZGVsaW5lcyIsImZvciIsImJ1aWxkaW5ncyIsImFjY2Vzc2liaWxpdHkgZ3VpZGVsaW5lcyIsImFjY2Vzc2liaWx
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webpage contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. These scoping and technical requirements are to be applied during the design, construction, and alteration of buildings and facilities covered by titles II and III of the ADA to the extent required by regulations issued by Federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the department of Transportation, under the ADA.

US Access Board


US Access Board

link to resource: http://www.access-board.gov
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.  The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology.  It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design, and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.


Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities: A Guide for Accomodating All Members, Including People with Disabilities and Older Adults

link to resource: http://fpg.unc.edu/sites/fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/other-resources/NCODH_RemovingBarriersToHealthClubs.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide suggests ways your fitness facility can go beyond the minimum requirements of the law and make your facility and services more appealing and accessible to more people. The illustrations and information in this book demonstrate how barriers in the physical environment can be removed and how exercise equipment and fitness programs can be designed to create a welcoming facility that will attract additional members.


Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas

link to resource: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/background/regulatory-assesssment-for-play-areas/chapter-3-number-and-size-of-play-areas-affected?highlight=WyJwbGF5IiwiYXJlYXMiLCJwbGF5IGFyZWFzIl0=
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide is intended to help designers and operators in using the accessibility guidelines for play areas. These guidelines establish minimum accessibility requirements for newly constructed and altered play areas. This guide is not a collection of playground designs. Rather, it provides specifications for elements within a play area to create a general level of usability for children with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that children with disabilities are generally able to access the diversity of components provided in a play area.


Checklists for Hotels and Motels

link to resource: http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?FolderID=3&SectionID=3&TopicID=136&DocumentID=531
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This checklist from the American Foundation for the Blind provides practical, cost-effective solutions concerning access to hotel services and facilities by your guests who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Removing Barriers: Tips and Strategies to Promote Accesible Communication

link to resource: http://fpg.unc.edu/sites/fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/other-resources/NCODH_PromoteAccessibleCommunication.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide focuses on ways to effectively communicate and interact with people with disabilities by providing information and tips that can be incorporated in the workplace as well as in other activities of daily community living. Most of the recommendations are low- or no-cost approaches that would be easy to implement in a variety of settings including government, non profits, advocacy agencies, private businesses, the general public and the media.


Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities (Large Print)

link to resource: http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu/files/2011/05/FINAL-LARGE-ENGLISH-Preparedness-Guide-for-People-with-Disabilities-June-10.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide provides information for people with disabilities on developing an Emergency Plan. Elements of the plan include: What to do; Where to go, if necessary; A Pet Plan; What to have on hand; and What to take with you.  The guide also provides helpful contact information for services around Florida to know about and utilize during emergencies.


Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities (Large Print-SPANISH)

link to resource: http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu/files/2011/05/FINAL-LARGE-SPANISH-Preparedness-Guide-for-People-with-Disabilities-June-10.doc
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide provides information about creating a emergency preparedness plan, including contact information, and other important steps to take to be prepared in the event of an emergency.


Part I: Healthcare Training for Persons with Physical and Sensory Disabilities

link to resource: http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu/training-resources/part-i-healthcare-training-for-persons-with-physical-and-sensory-disabilities/
Author(s):
Florida Office on Disability and Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This course is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers in Florida to provide quality healthcare to persons with disabilities. This training will present various disability issues and strengthen participants' competence in sensory and physical disabilities. Presented by Susan Havercamp, PhD, licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD, Florida Mental Health Institute / DARES, University of South Florida.

Florida Office on Disability and Health


Healthy Eating Tips and Resources for Persons with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/idhp_HealthyEatingTips.htm
Author(s):
Illinois Disability and Health Program
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Eating well enhances our well-being and health. This site provides information about elements of a healthy diet, as well as, resources for cooking, selecting healthy foods, and recommended nutrients to be aware of.

Illinois Disability and Health Program


Obesity Among Illinois Adults with Disability

link to resource: http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/Documents_Disabilities/data/IDHP_Data_Brief_2.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This Data Brief is prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health's Disability and Health Program, a statewide project initiated jointly by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent chronic health conditions among Illinois citizens with a disability and promote their health, well-being and quality of life. Persons with a disability have an increased risk of chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol, when compared to those without a disability. As a group, however, persons with a disability have rarely been targeted by health promotion and disease prevention efforts. The Illinois Disability and Health Program represents an effort to include those with a disability in on-going health promotion and disease prevention activities and to raise professional awareness of disability issues to increase access to health care for persons with disability.

Illinois Disability and Health Program


Exercise Among Illinois Adults with Disability

link to resource: http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/Documents_Disabilities/data/IDHP_Data_Brief_3.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This Data Brief is prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health's Disability and Health Program, a statewide project initiated jointly by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent chronic health conditions among Illinois citizens with a disability and promote their health, well-being and quality of life. Persons with a disability have an increased risk of chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol, when compared to those without a disability. As a group, however, persons with a disability have rarely been targeted by health promotion and disease prevention efforts. The Illinois Disability and Health Program represents an effort to include those with a disability in on-going health promotion and disease prevention activities and to raise professional awareness of disability issues to increase access to health care for persons with disability.


Smoking Among Illinois Adults with Disability

link to resource: http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/Documents_Disabilities/data/IDHP_Data_Brief_4.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This Data Brief is prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health's Disability and Health Program, a statewide project initiated jointly by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent chronic health conditions among Illinois citizens with a disability and promote their health, well-being and quality of life. Persons with a disability have an increased risk of chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol, when compared to those without a disability. As a group, however, persons with a disability have rarely been targeted by health promotion and disease prevention efforts. The Illinois Disability and Health Program represents an effort to include those with a disability in on-going health promotion and disease prevention activities and to raise professional awareness of disability issues to increase access to health care for persons with disability.


Disability and Health Data System

link to resource: http://dhds.cdc.gov/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

CDC introduces an online interactive system that quickly helps translate state-level, disability-specific data into valuable public health information.  With Disability and Health Data System (DHDS), users can customize how they view disability and health data throughout the country, making it easy to understand health disparity information, identify trends, and help support the development of fiscally-responsible, evidence-based programs, services and policies that include people with disabilities.


A Guide to a Healthy Home

link to resource: http://midisabilityhealth.org/documents/HealthyHomesBrochure.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This booklet tells you how to maintain your home in order to reduce or remove dangers. It also tells you how to prevent injuries from happening so that your home can be a safe and healthy place for your family.

Michigan Disability and Health Program


Virginia Recreational Resources for People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.hppd.vcu.edu/documents/2007/New%20PosAbilities%20Recreation%20guide.pdf
State Collaborator(s):
This publication was the 2004 annual report from the Partnership for People with Disabilities.
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Healthy recreation is an important, but often ignored, aspect of a good quality of life. Activity, exercise and recreation frequently lose out as we spend more time at work or school and less time at play. For individuals with disabilities, the idea of devoting time and energy to recreation and physical activity is too often not even on the radar, due both to other priorities that fill up the day as well as the barriers involved in negotiating the environment. This guide provides resources on accessible recreation opportunities in Viriginia.


Inclusive Image Library

link to resource: http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu/training-resources/inclusive-image-library-photo-release/
State Collaborator(s):
Florida Office on Disability and Health NCPAD CDC Colorado Medical Home Initiative Full Radius Dance
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Office on Disability and Health (FODH) states that entities other than UF are authorized to freely use and distribute the images on this website in any format with no expiration. Images have been obtained with the written or verbal consent of those photographed. We do ask that The Florida Office on Disability and Health be cited when photographs are included in re-printed materials. We also require that the organization who donated the images also be cited, for example NCPAD (The National Center for Physical Activity and Disability) , Full Radius Dance Company, the Colorado Medical Home Initiative, and Mike Coonan Photography have donated images which are in separate folders under this post, if these images are used please cite the organization as well as FODH. Lastly, we ask that the FODH Project Manager is contacted by email when any images are used, as we are trying to track the usage of these images for our files


It's the 'Person First' Then the Disability

link to resource: http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/php-c31.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

If you saw a person in a wheelchair unable to get up the stairs into a building, would you say "There is a handicapped person unable to find a ramp?" Or would you say "There is a person with a disability who is handicapped by an inaccessible building?" What is the proper way to speak to or about someone who has a disability?

This document provides suggestions on how to use Person First Language to communicate with and about people with disabilities.

 


Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities and Special Need

link to resource: http://publicaa.ansi.org/sites/apdl/Documents/News%20and%20Publications/Links%20Within%20Stories/Final%20Workshop%20Report%20Persons%20with%20Disabilities%2005-07-09.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

On May 21st the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP) published a workshop report providing strategies to address the barriers associated with emergency preparedness for those with physical and sensory disabilities.


Enhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations: Toolkit

link to resource: http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/technical_reports/2009/RAND_TR681.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This toolkit is designed to help state and local public health departments develop emergency preparedness plans that address individuals with special needs living in communities.


Evacuating Populations with Special Needs - Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series

link to resource: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop09022/fhwahop09022.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) presents this primer as the third in the Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning primer series. This installment focuses on evacuating people who need assistance in leaving an area, particularly people with disabilities, aging populations, people living in congregate or residential care facilities, and those with household pets. This primer is developed to assist transportation agencies, emergency managers, first responders, and special needs service organizations understand applicable legislation-including new legislation passed after the Hurricane Katrina response-and develop and implement evacuations of special needs populations


Everyone Has the Right to Be Healthy: Information for people with disabilities and their caregivers on how to quit tobacco

link to resource: http://www.midisabilityhealth.org/documents/Tobacco_brochure.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This brochure provides information for people with disabilities and their caregivers on how to quite tobacco.


Florida Office on Disability and Health

link to resource: http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

In 2007, Florida was awarded a disability and health grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant allowed for the creation of the Florida Office on Disability and Health, housed within the College of Public Health & Health Professions at the University of Florida.


Good Nutrition Ideas

link to resource: http://www.goodnutritionideas.com/index.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Good Nutrition Ideas is your source for innovative nutrition products and services, developed by nutrition scientists at The University of Montana's Rural Institute for use by adults and kids -- including those with disabilities or special health care needs. The website includes Products and Services, including MENU-AIDDs, the Wise Choices Food Pyramid, Standards of Care for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and Food On Film, a tool for measuring dietary intake.


Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters

link to resource: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/odic/fnss_guidance.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The purpose of this document is to provide planning guidance that can be incorporated into existing shelter plans to State emergency managers and shelter planners to meet access and functional needs in general population shelters. This document provides guidance to assist emergency managers and shelter planners in understanding the requirements related to sheltering children and adults with functional support needs in general population shelters. Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) and the guidance provided are designed to assist in the planning and resourcing of sheltering operations whether government, NGO, faith- or private-based to meet the access and functional needs of children and adults. These guidelines identify methods of achieving a lawful and equitable program through the delivery of FNSS for children and adults.


Health Disparities Chart Book on Disability and Racial and Ethnic Status in the United States

link to resource: https://sph.umd.edu/sites/default/files/files/Health%20Disparities%20Chart%20Book_080411.pdf
Author(s):
Institute on Disability (IOD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Relatively little research has been conducted comparing the health of people with disabilities to that of people from racial and ethnic minority groups. However, research has consistently documented that, as a group, people with disabilities experience worse health than the general population.The purpose of this chart book is to answer the question of whether working age (18-64) people with disabilities in the United States experience health disparities similar to those experienced by members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.

Institute on Disability (IOD)


HealthMatters Community Academic Partnership

link to resource: http://healthmattersprogram.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

HealthMatters: Community Academic Partnership (CAP) is a collaboration between university and community based organizations who support people with developmental disabilities (DD). HealthMatters: CAP aims to improve health of people with DD by evidence-based training and curricula by involving community providers to provide practical solutions to sustainable changes. We hope this website will give you useful information on health promotion for individuals with developmental disabilities.

HealthMatters Community Academic Partnership


Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities (HDWD)

link to resource: http://www.gohdwd.org
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities: Bridging the Gap Project (HDWD:BtG) is charged with working to improve the health status of people with disabilities in Delaware. The project is a three-year (2012-2015) cooperative agreement between the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) at the University of Delaware (UD). This program focuses on preventing secondary conditions and promoting the health and wellness of Delawareans with disabilities.


Healthy Living with a Disability

link to resource: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/healthyliving.html
Author(s):
California Department of Public Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Healthy Living with a Disability under the auspices of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Safe and Active Communities (SAC) Branch, started operations July 1, 2002 under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control. Healthy Living with a Disability has a mission statement of promoting the health and quality of life of people with disabilities (PWD) and to prevent or lessen the effects of secondary conditions through collaborative leadership to affect environmental, policy and systems changes.

California Department of Public Health


HealthyPeople 2020 website

link to resource: http://www.healthypeople.gov
Intended Audience:
Abstract

HealthyPeople 2020 is a list of national objectives for improving the health of all Americans, including people with disabilities.


HealthyPeople 2020 website on disparities

link to resource: http://healthypeople.gov/2020/about/DisparitiesAbout.aspx
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Although the term "disparities" often is interpreted to mean racial or ethnic disparities, many dimensions of disparity exist in the United States, particularly in health. If a health outcome is seen in a greater or lesser extent between populations, there is disparity. Race or ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location all contribute to an individual's ability to achieve good health. It is important to recognize the impact that social determinants have on health outcomes of specific populations. Healthy People 2020 strives to improve the health of all groups.


How To Be Prepared in Douglas County, Kansas

link to resource: http://disabilityprepared.ku.edu/~lsiprepared/files/HOW_hotline.pdf
Author(s):
Cat Howland
State Collaborator(s):
Kansas
Intended Audience:
Abstract

A model project where the library has expanded its role as an information center for the public before, during and after catastrophic events by establishing the Douglas County Public Information Center (DCPIC).


How many people have disabilities? NCBDDD Fact Sheet

link to resource: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This fact sheet shows a snapshot of people with disabilities in the United States and how that is a cause for targeted public health efforts.


Illinois Disability and Health Program

link to resource: http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/index.htm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

"The Illinois Disability and Health Program is a collaboration initiated jointly by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The goal of the program is to develop, sustain and support activities to improve the health and quality of life and reduce the risk of chronic disease and associated secondary conditions among persons with disabilities.


Funding for this program is provided through a federal grant from the Disability and Health Team, National Center on Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, and Disability and Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."


Inclusive Fitness Coalition

link to resource: http://www.incfit.org
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The mission of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition is to increase inclusion and access to health and physical activity for people with disabilities. On the site you will find information on making health and fitness clubs more inclusive, providing more inclusive play environments, and impacting policy to include the needs of people with disabilities.


Inclusive Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs Webinar

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2742&parent=740
State Collaborator(s):
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Healthy eating and physical activity are important aspects of all peoples' lives, including people with disabilities. This webinar features Amy Rauworth, MS, RCEP and Jim Rimmer, PhD on behalf of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD), a resource center dedicated to providing physical activity and nutrition programs that acknowledge and address the individual needs of every person. NCPAD shares their program successes and offer ideas for inclusive programs at the community and local level. Watch the webinar for an engaging discussion on including people with disabilities in your health promotion efforts.


International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)

link to resource: http://www.iassid.org
Intended Audience:
Abstract

IASSID is an international and interdisciplinary scientific non-governmental organization which maintains official relations with the World Health Organization. IASSID promotes worldwide research and the exchange of information on intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1964, the organization is the first and only world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study of intellectual disabilities.


Iowa Disability and Health Program

link to resource: http://idph.iowa.gov/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This program is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. In partnership the University of Iowa, and guided by the Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council, the Office of Disability and Health focuses on 5 areas: Disability and health surveillance and strategic planning; Livable communities through ADA compliance education and technical assistance; Universal Design, ideas notebook demonstrating successful home modifications and contractor training; Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, tools for all-hazard planning; Living Well with a Disability, an evidence-based health promotion program.


Kansas Disability and Health Program: Kansas with Disabilities Can Be Healthy

link to resource: http://ihdps.ku.edu/dandhkansas
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The mission of the Disability and Health Program is to increase the quality of life for Kansans with disabilities through promoting health and reducing secondary conditions.


Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This site provides information on Developmental Screening, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Vision Loss, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Loss, ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Links provide resources for developmental screening and milestones and other early screening, detection, and education materials.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)


Living Well in the Community© 2019 5th edition

link to resource: http://www.livingandworkingwell.org
Author(s):
University of Montana Rural Institute
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Living Well with a Disability is a is a ten-week workshop within the Healthy Community Living Program for people who want to set goals to support their overall quality of life and wellbeing. In this workshop participants can set quality of life goals, discover helpful tools and resources, and practice self-advocacy and systems-advocacy to help them make changes that can support themselves and others in sliving well.

University of Montana's Rural Institute


Mobile TIPS for First Responders to Disasters

link to resource: http://disabilitytips.tamu.edu/
Author(s):
Stough, Laura M.
State Collaborator(s):
Texas
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Project REDD, part of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, has developed Mobile TIPS, a mobile-based website (http://disabilitytips.tamu.edu) for first responders that provides detailed instructions and resources about helping people with disabilities or special needs. Each section of Mobile TIPS includes multiple instructions and real life, applicable scenarios. For example, in the Mobility Impairments section, one tip is, If the conversation will take more than a few minutes, sit or kneel to speak to the person at eye level. Mobile TIPS also includes contact information for state resources and groups.


Montana Disability and Health Program

link to resource: http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Montana Disability and Health Program develops services to prevent secondary conditions and promote the health of people with disabilities. Through this approach they may improve quality of life for people with disabilities and reduce unnecessary medical expenditures.


Montana Mammography Directory

link to resource: http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/blog/?page_id=1235
Author(s):
Montana's Disability and Health Program
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The 2011-2012 Montana Mammography Directory provides information on mammography service providers by city. Each entry includes contact information, hours of operation, standard and additional services available, and disability access information.

Montana's Disability and Health Program


My Health Passport (English Version)

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/FCIC_Health_Passport_Form_Typeable_English.pdf
Author(s):
Elizabeth A. Perkins
State Collaborator(s):
Florida
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities' (FCIC) My Health Passport is a document that should be completed by an individual (and/or their caregiver), to describe important aspects about their special health care needs. My Health Passport was designed to be shared with many types of healthcare providers, in clinic and hospital settings. It is especially useful for providing pertinent information to those who are not very familiar in providing care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC)

 


My Health Passport (Spanish version)

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/FCIC_Health_Passport_Form_Typeable_Spanish.pdf
Author(s):
Elizabeth A. Perkins
State Collaborator(s):
Florida
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities' (FCIC) My Health Passport is a document that should be completed by an individual (and/or their caregiver), to describe important aspects about their special health care needs. My Health Passport was designed to be shared with many types of healthcare providers, in clinic and hospital settings. It is especially useful for providing pertinent information to those who are not very familiar in providing care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC)

 


National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) strives to advance the health and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Although our efforts are broad and far-reaching, we have identified four critical Center-level thematic areas.

- Saving babies through surveillance, research, and prevention of birth defects and infant disorders

- Helping children live to the fullest by understanding developmental disabilities

- Protecting people by preventing the complications of blood disorders

- Improving the health of people living with disabilities

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)


Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs Training Module

link to resource: http://depts.washington.edu/pwdlearn/web/intro.php
State Collaborator(s):
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The overall goal of the project is to develop a distance-learning network among MCHB-sponsored training programs and state Title V agencies to strengthen nutrition services for children with special health care needs and their families in Regions VII, IX and X, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. This series of six self-study modules is a product of the Pacific West MCH Distance Learning Network.

The Pacific West MCH Distance Learning Network


Overweight and Obesity Among People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/obesityFactsheet2010.pdf
Author(s):
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

This fact sheet describes overweight and obesity among people with disabilities. It also discusses challenges that people with disabilities may face accessing physical activity opportunities and health consequences of overweight and obesity.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)


Partnership for Health and Disability

link to resource: http://www.midisabilityhealth.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Partnership for Health & Disability is a collaboration between public health and disability advocacy and service organizations on issues that surround health for people with disabilities in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Health Promotion for People with Disabilities Initiative is a statewide partnership committed to reducing the health disparities between people with disabilities and people without disabilities through member collaboration, expertise, and leveraged resources.


Physical Activity Among People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://incfit.org/node/37
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This article presents key statistics demonstrating the need for physical activity among people with disabilities, as well as, provides resources for increasing physical activity.


Physical Activity and People with Disabilities NCBDDD Fact Sheet

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/physical-inactivity-tip-sheet-_phpa_1.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This fact sheet describes participation in physical activity by people with disabilities in the United States. The fact sheet also lists common barriers to regular physical activity.


Physical Activity and Sport for People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/docs/lend/2011_0621sport_proceedings.pdf
State Collaborator(s):
Illinois, Washington DC,
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This is a collaborative strategic planning effort to improve physical activity and sports opportunities for people with disabilities.


Physical Inactivity and People with Disabilities: A Tip Sheet for Public Health Professionals

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/physical-inactivity-tip-sheet-_phpa_1.pdf
Author(s):
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This fact sheet presents statistics on the inactivity of people with disabilities, on a state-by-state basis.In all states, there is a difference in physical inactivity rates by disability status, suggesting a disparity in access to these services and health promotion strategies. Interested in your state? Use the table below to determine the prevalence of promotion activities physical inactivity among people with disabilities compared to those without.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)


Plan of Operations for the Douglas County Public Information Hotline

link to resource: http://disabilityprepared.ku.edu/~lsiprepared/files/final_operations_plan-DgCo_public_information_hotline-11-3-2010.pdf
Author(s):
Cat Rooney Howland
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This document provides details on a Plan of Operations for the Douglas County Public Information Hotline.


Planning for Disaster-Related Risk and Functional Needs of People with Disabilities: Train-The-Trainer (course #1026720),

link to resource: http://ks.train.org/DesktopModules/eLearning/CourseDetails/CourseDetailsForm.aspx?tabid=62&CourseID=1026403&backURL=L0Rlc2t0b3BTaGVsbC5hc3B4P3RhYmlkPTYyJmdvdG89YnJvd3NlJmJyb3dzZT1zdWJqZWN0JmtleXdvcmQ9MTAyNjQwMyZrZXlvcHRpb249VGl0bGUmY2xpbmljYWw9Ym90a
Author(s):
Cat Rooney Howland and Carol Ferguson
Intended Audience:
Abstract

A 75-minute course Planning for Disaster-Related Risk and Functional Needs of People with Disabilities: Train-The-Trainer (course #1026720), which gives the trainer the course and materials to use in their own community.


Planning for Disaster-Related Risks and Functional Needs for People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://ks.train.org/DesktopModules/eLearning/CourseDetails/CourseDetailsForm.aspx?tabid=62&CourseID=1026403&backURL=L0Rlc2t0b3BTaGVsbC5hc3B4P3RhYmlkPTYyJmdvdG89YnJvd3NlJmJyb3dzZT1sb2NhbCZsb29rZm9yPTkw
Author(s):
Cat Rooney Howland
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Planning for Disaster-Related Risks and Functional Needs for People with Disabilities (course #1026403) FREE. For nontrainers.


Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

link to resource: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240199_A4497.pdf
State Collaborator(s):
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Red Cross
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This booklet gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and maintaining these plans for people with mobility problems or who have hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities. These tips provide you and your caregivers with considerations needed to help manage communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The booklets are co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and are available from your local chapter of the Red Cross.


Project REDD: Research and Education on Disability and Disaster

link to resource: http://redd.tamu.edu/
Author(s):
Laura M. Stough
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Project REDD conducts research on how disaster affects people with disabilities and provides research-based training and resources. Our goal is to support all individuals, including those with disabilities, to be better prepared and equipped in the event of a disaster or emergency.


Ready, Willing, & Able (course #1020884).

link to resource: http://ks.train.org/DesktopModules/eLearning/CourseDetails/CourseDetailsForm.aspx?tabid=62&CourseID=1020884&backURL=L0Rlc2t0b3BTaGVsbC5hc3B4P3RhYmlkPTYyJmdvdG89YnJvd3NlJmJyb3dzZT1sb2NhbCZsb29rZm9yPTkw
Author(s):
Becca Gagliano
Intended Audience:
Abstract

FREE. A two-hour introduction on disability etiquette, terminology, communication methods and evacuation tips to assist people with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities.


Ready.gov

link to resource: http://www.ready.gov
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do three key things: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.


Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings that are Accessible to All Participants

link to resource: http://fpg.unc.edu/sites/fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/other-resources/NCODH_RemovingBarriersPlanningMeetings.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This publication highlights guidelines and strategies to help organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. The guide focuses on small and last-minute meetings to make sure that a variety of participants are included in all aspects of organizational life.


Resolve to Be Ready 2012 Toolkit

link to resource: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/healthprep/about/archives/Documents/FEMA%20-%20Resolve%20to%20be%20Ready%202012.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Roughly half of all Americans make New Year's resolutions and commit to improving their lifestyles or
reaching a long-term goal. This year, why not make a resolution that is easy to keep - and can save lives and
protect property. For 2012, Resolve to be Ready for emergencies by taking simple steps to prepare your
family, your home, your business, and your community in the face of potential disaster.
Attached is the Resolve to be Ready Toolkit that contains ways that you can engage your family, friends,
employees, customers and constituents to make this important New Year's resolution with their fellow
Americans. Also included are banners for your organization's Website, posters, sample e-mails, and
articles that you can share.


Resource Center Highlight Series Featuring Special Olympics, Inc.

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2692&parent=740
State Collaborator(s):
Special Olympics International Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webinar discusses new initiatives of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program and updates from the 2011 World Games held in Greece.


Resource Center Highlight Series Featuring the Amputee Coalition

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2542&parent=740
State Collaborator(s):
Amputee Coalition Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webinar features Jamey French, Development Director for the Amputee Coalition. Jamey discusses the Amputee Coalitions new approaches to public health outcomes and provides some background information on the organization.


Screening Saves Lives: Breast Health Screening The Right to Know

link to resource: http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/?page_id=1217
Author(s):
Montana's Disability and Health Program
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webpage provides information for women with disabilities on getting a mammogram. The brochure covers factors that contribute to successfully getting a mammogram, accessibility and equipment, training and education, and health care provider screening and facility tips.

Montana's Disability and Health Program


South Carolina Interagency Office of Disability and Health

link to resource: http://www.sciodh.com/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The SC Interagency Office of Disability and Health (SCIODH) works to promote the health and wellness of persons with disabilities in South Carolina through an integrated program of policy, practice and evaluation. The South Carolina Interagency Office for Disability and Health (IODH) is a strong university and state agency partnership focused on disability issues. Their collaboration has focused on building an infrastructure for disability knowledge since 1997 when they eceived a CDC Capacity Building project.


Special Olympics Healthy Athletes

link to resource: http://www.specialolympics.org/healthy_athletes.aspx#
Author(s):
Special Olympics International
Intended Audience:
Abstract

For more than 10 years, Special Olympics has been serving athletes by offering free health screenings and health information at local, regional and World Games. In the process, Special Olympics has become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities. This webiste includes information on their inclusive efforts and their most recent health report.

Special Olympics International


The Arc

link to resource: http://www.thearc.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This website provides information on services, supports, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The National Center on Physical Activity & Disability (NCPAD)

link to resource: https://www.nchpad.org/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. NCPAD offers interactive videos and learning modules on physical activities for people with disabilities. NCPAD is partially funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) as a Public Health Practice and Resource Center.


The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health

link to resource: http://fpg.unc.edu/node/2884
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The NC Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) works to promote the health and wellness of persons with disabilities in North Carolina through an integrated program of policy, practice and evaluation. The goals of the NCODH are to increase awareness and understanding of the health related needs of individuals with disabilities; improve access and inclusion; develop health promotion programs and educational materials for consumers and professionals; conduct and report on research and data collection; and to affect disability policy related to these areas.


The Prepared Lifestyle: How to Plan for Seasonal and Pandemic Flu and Other Emergencies

link to resource: http://www2.ku.edu/~rrtcpbs/resources/pdf/Prepared%20Lifestyle%20revised%201%202010.pdf
Author(s):
Cat Howland, Research and Training Center on Independent Living, KU
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Booklet to assist with planning for seasonal and pandemic flu with checklists for nonperishable food, emergency supplies, documents, pets, and supplies for people with disabilities.


The Right to Know Campaign Breast Cancer Screening Program

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/righttoknow/index.html
Author(s):
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness that women with disabilities face the risk of breast cancer too. Women with disabilities face many barriers in accessing screening and care for breast cancer. Learn the facts about breast cancer and why screening should be a regular part of your health care.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)


Tips for Women with Disabilities: Getting Your Mammogram

link to resource: https://www.aahd.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/MammoTipsWomen2009.pdf
Author(s):
American Association of Health and Disability (AAHD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This tip sheet provides resources and tips that women with disabilities can use to understand and prepare for getting a mammogram.

American Association of Health and Disability (AAHD)


Transition Health Care Checklist: Preparing for Life as an Adult

link to resource: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pdf/pubs/THCL.pdf
Author(s):
Wisconsin Community of Practice on Transition Practice Group on Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

A resource to help youth and young adults with special health care needs and disabilities make a successful transition to adult living that includes their education, health and community living.

 


Transitioning Youth and Young Adults from the Pediatric to Adult Health Care Systems Webinar

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2746&parent=740
Author(s):
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
State Collaborator(s):
Health and Disability Special Interest Group (SIG), Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Transition of Care at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, National Youth Leadership Network, Got Transition?
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webinar discusses existing approaches to transitioning youth and young adults from pediatric to adult health care systems. The webinar was hosted by the Health and Disability Special Interest Group (SIG).

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)


Virginia Health Promotion for People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.hppd.vcu.edu/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Virginia Health Promotion for People with Disabilities (HPPD) Project is administered by the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. This initiative was established in 2002 and is funded through the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Webinar on Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Emergency Preparedness/Response Initiatives, featuring Susan Wolf-Fordham

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2708&parent=740
State Collaborator(s):
Massachusetts Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webinar features a presentation by Susan Wolf-Fordham, J.D., Senior Project Manager at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMASS Medical School (Shriver UCEDD). Susan providers background on her work on Emergency Preparedness and Response for People with Disabilities (EPR/D) initiatives at the Shriver Center. A few examples include LEND fellow Emergency Preparedness Day, Getting Ready for Emergencies education for self-advocates, and the development of the Emergency Readiness Toolkit for Parents of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs.


Working Well with a Disability © 2010

link to resource: http://www.livingandworkingwell.org
Author(s):
Ravesloot, C., Ipsen, C., Arnold, A., Seekins, T at The University of Montana Rural Institute
State Collaborator(s):
MT, KS, AL, ID, IA, NV, WA, WI, AZ, MO
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Working Well with a Disability curriculum is implemented as a 6 week peer support workshop that considers health in the context of employment. The workshop helps people with disabilities manage or reduce secondary conditions that can affect employment and other life activities. Working Well provides tools to begin maintaining a healthy life balance by connecting health, values, and quality of life. Participants develop goals based on personal values that lead to a balanced lifestyle to support employment.


World Health Organization

link to resource: http://www.who.int/en
Intended Audience:
Abstract

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


World Health Organization: Key Facts on Disability and Health

link to resource: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs352/en/
Author(s):
World Health Organization (WHO)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

WHO provides key facts on disability and health and information on how our communities can better serve individuals with disabilities.

World Health Organization (WHO)


Animal Emergency Preparedness: How to Keep Your Service Animals and Pets Safe in Natural and Manmade Disasters (course #1025307)

link to resource: http://www.train.org/DesktopModules/eLearning/CourseDetails/CourseDetailsForm.aspx?tabid=62&CourseID=1025307&backURL=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudHJhaW4ub3JnL0Rlc2t0b3BTaGVsbC5hc3B4P3RhYmlkPTYyJmdvdG89Y291cnNlaWQ=
Author(s):
Val Renault and Cat Howland
Intended Audience:
Abstract

FREE. By Valerie A. Renault. A one-hour introductory course on how to prepare for service animals and pets in the event of a disaster, and what to expect after a disaster.


Youth Transition Toolkit: A Guide for Young People with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood

link to resource: http://tknlyouth.sdsu.edu
Author(s):
San Diego State University Interwork Institute & California Health Incentives Improvement Project
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Youth Transition Toolkit is a comprehensive resource guide for youth with disabilities ages 12 to 28+. The overall objective is to help transitioning youth become better prepared and more successful transitioning from youth to adulthood. It provides information and resources on transition for youth with disabilities, including worksheets and tips for parents.

San Diego State University Interwork Institute & California Health Incentives Improvement Project


My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan

link to resource: http://www.wihd.org/emergency-preparedness/#EmergencyPreparedness
Intended Audience:
Abstract

My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan is an emergency preparedness program aimed at helping individuals with intellectual disabilities to become more independent in their homes. Knowing what to do in an emergency fosters self-determination. Individuals learn about different types of emergency situations and how to be prepared. My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan uses a step-by-step approach to creating a Personal Emergency Plan. The program includes a full curriculum, a trainer's manual, and an exciting new web version with 8 informative and interactive videos. A supplemental Family Guide on Emergency Preparedness provides steps for individuals with disabilities living with their families to create a Family Emergency Plan together. The project was developed at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY.


Functional Needs of People with Disabilities: A Guide for Emergency Managers, Planners and Responders

link to resource: https://www.disability.gov/resource/functional-needs-of-people-with-disabilities-a-guide-for-emergency-managers-planners-responders/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

People with disabilities, whose very lives depend on thorough planning for emergencies, must be involved in this planning. This guide is for officials at all levels to recognize the innate resourcefulness, ingenuity, and determination gained through the daily challenges of disability that can help the community at large and enhance the effectiveness of emergency operations.


Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.brainline.org/content/2009/06/disaster-readiness-tips-for-people-with-mobility-disabilities_pageall.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

NOD's general brochure, "Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities" helps you identify your resources, develop a support network, make a plan, and create a Ready Kit and a Go Bag. This brochure is specifically created for people with mobility disabilities.


Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Sensory Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.deldhub.com/pdf/Readiness-Tips-Sensory-Disabilities.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

NOD's general brochure, "Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities" helps you identify your resources, develop a support network, make a plan, and create a Ready Kit and a Go Bag. This brochure is specifically created for people with sensory disabilities.


Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.tohsep.com/uploads/files/Readiness-Tips-Developmental-Cognitive-Disabilities.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

NOD's general brochure, "Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities" helps you identify your resources, develop a support network, make a plan, and create a Ready Kit and a Go Bag. This brochure is specifically created for people with developmental or cognitive disabilities.


Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

link to resource: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1392389843033-75460345a2f4adcc5418a1da7cb25eef/2014_PrinterFriendly_DisabilitesSpecialNeeds.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This guide outlines measures individuals with disabilities, special needs, and their caregivers can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.


Person First Language

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=605
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This site provides suggestions of more respectful terms that may be used when referring to people who have disabilities.


AUCD Health Reform Hub

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/projects/health_reform/index.cfm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. 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 of 2010. Many provisions significantly impact people with disabilities, their families and the entire AUCD network.


ADA Checklist for New Lodging Facilities

link to resource: http://www.ada.gov/introchk.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Checklist contains common ADA problems identified during surveys of lodging facilities and will help you to determine if these problems exist at your lodging facility.


American Association of Health and Disability

link to resource: http://www.aahd.us
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The American Association of Health and Disability (AAHD) is a national resource center designed to provide information on health and disability. AAHD is a NCBDDD-funded Public Health Practice and Resource Center. This website offers many factsheets on health topics as they relate to people with disabilities, as well as a Health Promotion Resource Center with resources and tools for finding information about health topics.


Amputee Coalition Website

link to resource: http://www.amputee-coalition.org
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Amputee Coalition is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The Amputee Coalition includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations. The Amputee Coalition is one of the NCBDDD funded Public Health Practice and Resource Centers.


A Guide to Dental Care for Caregivers of People with Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-09/dental-care-every-day-caregiver.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Dental care isn't always easy, but you can make it work for you and the person you help. This booklet will show you how to help someone brush, floss, and maintain oral health.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health


Accessibility--it's more than just a ramp!

link to resource: http://www.ndcpd.org/health/archive/publications/Accessibility_Its%20More%20than%20Just%20a%20Ramp.pdf
Author(s):
North Dakota Disability and Health Project
Intended Audience:
Abstract

A guide for health care workers who plan and facilitate meetings & other health-related events.


Accessible Customer Service Practices for Hotel and Lodging Guests with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.ada.gov/accesscust.htm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The hospitality industry prides itself on giving its customers a warm welcome and providing outstanding service in pursuit of high guest retention and consumer satisfaction. By extending that same level of customer service to guests who have disabilities, hotels and lodging establishments can build a clientele in a growing, diverse market that remains as yet nearly untapped.


Accessible Emergency Information

link to resource: http://accessibleemergencyinfo.com/
Author(s):
Northeast Texas Public Health District
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This site provides emergency preparedness information in accessible formats.


Accessible Print Materials

link to resource: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/health-equity/accessible-print-materials.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Health messages should be designed for diverse audiences, including people with disabilities. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in adherence with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that members of the general public with disabilities have communication access that is equally effective as that provided to people without disabilities. The MDPH Healthy Aging/Health and Disability Unit has developed guidelines for accessible printed health communications. These guidelines contain MDPH policies, recommended standards, and suggested websites for accessible design and print information. Additional resources for alternative communication services are also included.


AUCD UCEDD Programs by State

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/directory/directory.cfm?program=UCEDD
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This link provides a directory of University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and their individual program contacts and services. Currently, there are 67 UCEDDs-at least one in every US state and territory-that are in a unique position to facilitate the flow of disability-related information between community and university. Centers work with people with disabilities, members of their families, state and local government agencies, and community providers in projects that provide training, technical assistance, service, research, and information sharing, with a focus on building the capacity of communities to sustain all their citizens.


A Behavioral-Health Information Program (BHIP) for Children and Adults with Disabilities: ABUSE, NEGLECT, & EXPLOITATION

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/BHIP/BHIP_Abuse.pdf
Author(s):
Havercamp, S.M. & Veguilla, M.
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as pdfs documents. This brochure provides information on how to protect yourself from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

 


BHIP: A Behavioral-Health Information Program for Children and Adults with Disabilities EXERCISE

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/BHIP/BHIP_PhysicalActivity.pdf
Author(s):
Havercamp, S.M. & Veguilla, M. Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The FCIC has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as pdfs documents. This brochure provides information about exercise, including suggestions for physical activity and how your doctor can help. 

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities


A Behavioral-Health Information Program (BHIP) for Children and Adults with Disabilities: INFANT ORAL HEALTH

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/BHIP/BHIP_MouthofBabes.pdf
Author(s):
Vaughn, B.J., Brace, H., & Havercamp, S. M.
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as pdfs documents. This brochure provides information about the importance of early oral hygiene for people with disabilities. 


BHIP: A Behavioral-Health Information Program for Children and Adults with Disabilities NUTRITION

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/BHIP/BHIP_EatingHealthy.pdf
Author(s):
Havercamp, S.M. & Veguilla, M. Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as pdfs documents. This brochure provides information about the importance of a healthy diet, and provides resources to make that possible.  

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities


A Behavioral-Health Information Program (BHIP) for Children and Adults with Disabilities: ORAL HEALTH

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/BHIP/BHIP_MouthMatters.pdf
Author(s):
Vaughn, B.J. & Havercamp, S.M.
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as puffs documents. This brochure provides information about oral health for people with disabilities. 


A Behavioral-Health Information Program (BHIP) for Children and Adults with Disabilities: SLEEP

link to resource: http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/BHIP/BHIP_Sleep.pdf
Author(s):
Havercamp, S.M. & Veguilla, M.
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as pdfs documents. This brochure provides information about sleeping difficulties, the importance of sleep, and resources for help with sleep difficulties. 


Bringing Everyone Along Resource Guide

link to resource: http://rogfrihed.dk/fileadmin/user_upload_roegfri/PDF/Bea/BEA_Resource_Guide-web.pdf
State Collaborator(s):
Oregon
Intended Audience:
Abstract

For health professionals providing tobacco cessation services for people with mental illness and substance use disorders.


Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

link to resource: http://www.ada.gov/checkweb.htm
Author(s):
US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. The goal is to afford every individual the opportunity to benefit from our country's businesses and services, and to afford our businesses and services the opportunity to benefit from the patronage of all Americans. This resources provides a checklist for existing facilities to follow to acheive barrier removal. 

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division


Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center

link to resource: http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.mtKZKgMWKwG/b.4451921/k.24E/Reeve_Foundations_Paralysis_Resource_Center.htm
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Paralysis Resource Center promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.


Cigarette Smoking and People with Disabilities NCBDDD Fact Sheet

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/smoking-in-adults.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This fact sheet shows a snapshot of tobacco usage among people with disabilities in the United States.


Communicating With and About People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/pdf/DisabilityPoster_Photos.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This fact sheet describes person first language and communicating with people with disabilities.


Community Action Guide

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2771&parent=740
Author(s):
Charles Drum, Marilyn Berndinelli, Patty Pickett-Cooper, Gloria Krahn, Willi Horner-Johnson, Brian Ritaco, Pania Wasfi
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Community Action Guide outlines the principle underlying community engagement and strategies for successful engagement. It's a practical hands-on guide that includes step-by-step descriptions of the community engagement process, checklists for conducting successful events, toos for assessing the access in a given community. examples of how the community Engagement Initiative process has been applied.


Core Competencies for Training

link to resource: https://www.train.org/DesktopShell.aspx?tabid=94
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This site provides three tiers of competencies that correlate to the essential public health services. Competencies include working with diverse populations and looking at health and social determinants.


Cost as a Barrier to Care for People with Disabilities NCBDDD Fact Sheet

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/cost_barrier-tip-sheet--_phpa_1.pdf
Author(s):
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

In all states, people with disabilities are more likely to report costs being a barrier to care compared to people without disabilities. Interested in your state? Use this resource to determine how costs might limit access to health care among people with disabilities compared to those without.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)


Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics website

link to resource: http://depts.washington.edu/dbpeds
Author(s):
Samuel Zinner, MD
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This website provides links to good-quality, cost-free resources for Medical Homes (i.e., primary health care providers and their patients/families), educators, and health care trainees for care coordination in behavioral and developmental pediatrics. The site also links to free training modules and other resources.


Disability and Health in New York State

link to resource: http://www.health.ny.gov/community/disability/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The New York Disability and Health Program is one of 18 states funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) to create programs to prevent secondary conditions and promote the health of people with disabilities.


Disability and Health Objectives, Healthy People 2020

link to resource: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/disability-and-health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This section of Healthy People 2020 focuses on promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities. The U.S. Census 2000 counted 49.7 million people with some type of long-lasting condition or disability. An individual can get a disabling impairment or chronic condition at any point in life. Disability is part of human life, and an impairment or condition does not define individuals, their health, or their talents and abilities.


Disability and Health: Data & Statistics

link to resource: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/data.html
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This site provides current data and statistics on the health of people with and without disabilities in the United States. The site offers links to relevant data sources and data tools.


Disability Healthcare Access Brief

link to resource: http://www.dredf.org/healthcare/Access_Brief.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage and quality healthcare is a critical issue for everyone in the United States, but people with disabilities face additional barriers to receiving adequate healthcare. This resource addresses the needs of individuals with disabilities and statistics and stories that demonstrate where the healthcare system lacks to address these needs.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)


Disability in Practice Webinar on Peer Support

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2748&parent=740
Author(s):
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
State Collaborator(s):
Amputee Coalition, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Spina Bifida Association, Montana Disability and Health Program, Oregon Office on Disability and Health
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Many public health, health promotion and human services programs use elements of peer support as a way of connecting people with shared experiences and program goals. For example, online health communities and social networks can help connect people with similar health conditions and can play a supporting role in navigating the health care system. This webinar provides examples of public health programs that have used peer support as a tool for involving and motivating participants and impacting public health outcomes. Panel members shared specific examples from their programs, and participated in a question and answer session on this issue.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)


Disability in Practice Webinar on Work with Tribes/Native Americans

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/resources/webinar_detail.cfm?event=2771&parent=740
State Collaborator(s):
New Mexico, Arizona, Amputee Coalition, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, North Dakota
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This webinar provides examples of how public health programs have impacted health outcomes for tribes/Native Americans. Presenters shared specific examples from their programs, and participated in an interactive question and answer session on this issue.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)


Disability Prepared: Exchanging Best Practices in Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://disabilityprepared.ku.edu/
Author(s):
Cat Howland, Drew Rosdahl, Tiffany Huggart-Lee
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This new interactive website is a clearinghouse that brings it all together for you to learn from and duplicate: the very best practices to meet the disaster-related needs of people with disabilities.


Disability Emergency Preparedness Resources

link to resource: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/OCDD/publications/EmergencyPreparednessTheTakeandGoEmergencyBook.pdf
Intended Audience:
Abstract

This disability preparedness document provides practical information on how people with and without disabilities can prepare for an emergency. It also provides information for family members of, and service providers to, people with disabilities. In addition, this site includes information for emergency planners and first responders to help them to better prepare for serving persons with disabilities.


Electronic Tool Kit of Training Resources for Medical, Dental, and Nursing Students

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/template/news.cfm?news_id=3194&parent=295&parent_title=AUCD Publications&url=/template/page.cfm?id%3D295
Author(s):
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Intended Audience:
Public Health Professional who works on disability and health efforts
Public Health Professional who is new to disabilities
Abstract

In response to the Surgeon General's A Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities, the U.S. Office on Disability, in collaboration with the Department of Labor Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), initiated a National Work Group to ensure that medical, nursing and dental students receive training in providing high-quality care to patients with disabilities.

As part of this work, AUCD and the Training Directors Council are pleased to host the Electronic Tool Kit of pre-service curricular materials, directed to the needs of patients with disabilities, for use by medical, nursing and dental schools. Whenever possible, we have indicated where effectiveness studies have been conducted for each tool.

This tool kit has direct links, whenever possible, to web-based materials, and contact information for obtaining materials available in other formats (e.g., DVDs, etc.). The five topical areas are by intended audiences:

- Medical students/residents
- Dental students
- Nursing students
- Interdisciplinary (applicable across two or more of the above disciplines)
- Other (general knowledge about developmental disabilities, family-centered care, etc.)

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

 


Emergency Communication: Disaster Preparation, Response and Recovery for People with CCN

link to resource: http://aac-rerc.psu.edu/index.php/pages/show/id/4
Author(s):
Pam Kennedy, Diane Bryen, Sarah Blackstone, David McNaughton
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Resources to support individuals with complex communication needs during emergencies.


Emergency Planning for People With Access and Functional Needs Training Video

link to resource: https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The video emphasizes the need to include people with access and functional needs in plans for emergencies.


Proposed Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

link to resource: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/health-care/about-this-rulemaking/proposed-standards/discussion-of-proposed-standards?highlight=WyJwcm9wb3NlZCIsImFjY2Vzc2liaWxpdHkiLCJzdGFuZGFyZHMiLCJmb3IiLCJtZWRpY2FsIiwiZGlhZ25vc3RpYyIsImVxdWlwb
Author(s):
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
Intended Audience:
Abstract

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is proposing accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. The proposed standards contain minimum technical criteria to ensure that medical diagnostic equipment, including examination tables, examination chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other imaging equipment used by health care providers for diagnostic purposes are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The standards will allow independent entry to, use of, and exit from the equipment by individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent possible.

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)


Section 508.gov Opening Doors to IT

link to resource: http://www.section508.gov/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Resources for understanding and implementing Section 508


Wheelchair Gardening Tips

link to resource: https://learn.eartheasy.com/articles/wheelchair-gardening-tips/
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Getting out into nature can be difficult for people with mobility challenges, as most hiking trails and many gardens are not designed for wheelchairs, walkers, scooters or similar mobility assistance devices. The simple pleasures which gardening offers can have added value for those with limited access to nature.


Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Persons with Disabilities

link to resource: https://www.aucd.org/docs/phe/2010-ep-pripara-hao-checklist.pdf
Author(s):
University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (Guam CEDDERS).
Intended Audience:
Abstract

Checklist for peopl with disability in the event of a major diaster.


Practice Oral Care for People with Developmental Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/DevelopmentalDisabilities/Documents/DevDisabilities.pdf
Author(s):
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
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Developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other cognitive disabilities create challenges in accomplishing daily activities, especially self-care activities. People with these disabilities may need extra help to achieve and maintain good health, which includes oral health. To achieve and maintain good oral health, people with mild or moderate developmental disabilities often require a special approach to dental care. This resource provides the newest research on developmental disabilities and oral health and information on finding a dental care provider.


Accessible Rights of Way: Planning and Designing for Alterations

link to resource: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-ada-standards/background/adaag?highlight=WyJhY2Nlc3NpYmxlIiwicmlnaHRzIiwib2YiLCJ3YXkiLCJhY2Nlc3NpYmxlIHJpZ2h0cyIsImFjY2Vzc2libGUgcmlnaHRzIG9mIiwicmlnaHRzIG9mIiwicmlnaH
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This technical assistance webpage has been developed to provide guidance in the planning and design of pedestrian improvements constructed as part of an alteration project. Its text, illustrations, and case studies aim to expand the reader's body of knowledge in accessible right-of-way design.


Portrayl of People with Disabilities

link to resource: http://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=605
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This page provides a useful table with examples of more respectful terms that may be used when referring to people who have disabilities. It is based on a document was prepared by the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities.