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New Resource on Supporting Wellness for Adults with Disabilities
Wellness is a rapidly growing area of focus for Americans. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, access to wellness activities and programs can be limited. How can we open up participation? Find out in the new publication, Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
This Impact issue helps disability service providers, fitness professionals, workplace wellness programs, faith communities, advocacy organizations, health care providers, and others ensure that opportunities to engage in wellness activities are available to individuals with disabilities. It presents wellness as touching all areas of life – physical, social, vocational, spiritual, emotional, psychological – with choice-making and inclusion as keys.
Published by the Institute on Community Integration and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, University of Minnesota, the issue is available online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/291/291.pdf and http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/291 (HTML version). For a complimentary print copy of this Impact contact the Institute's Publications Office at email@example.com or 612-624-4512.
Announcing the 2016 Inclusion by Design Impact Awards Winners
The Physical Activity and Sport Task Force of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (GPcwd) is pleased to announce the first-ever winners of the Inclusion by Design Impact Awards:
• First Prize: The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (RP) – Bangladesh
• Second Prize: The Inclusion Club Ltd.
• Third Prize: No Barriers USA
The award was set up to inspire and share practices around the world that demonstrate excellence and innovation in their approach to achieving more inclusion for children and adolescents with disabilities.
Read Full Annoucement
National Nutrition Month - Savor the Flavor of Eating Right
March is National Nutrition Month® and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has developed a promotional kit to help individuals and organizations share messages about healthy eating from the newly released Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We encourage you to use the website content, listserv message, newsletter articles, social media posts, and graphics in the kit to promote healthy eating during National Nutrition Month®.
Upcoming Conferences and Events:
- SHAPE America National Convention - Minneapolis, Minnesota - April 5-9, 2016
http://www.shapeamerica.org/events/convention2016/ *See NCHPAD at booth 831*
- ACSM Annual Meeting & Exposition - May 31 – June 4, 2016 - Boston, Massachusetts - http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org/ *See NCHPAD at booth 2626*
- Project Play Summit - May 17, 2016 - Washington, DC- http://aspenprojectplay.org/events/2016-project-play-summit
- Partnership for a Healthier America- Building a Healthier Future Summit
The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight.
The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being. Attendees walk away with tangible, actionable solutions that will indeed help us to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Americans, regardless of where they live, work or play.
Building a Healthier Future Summit
May 18 – 20, 2016
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
2016 White House Easter Egg Roll
On Monday March 28, 2016, the First Family will host the 138th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is “Let’s Celebrate!” and more than 35,000 people will be joining us on the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.
In addition to all the fun and games, the day's activities - which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will celebrate the initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama and the contributions the Obama Administration has made to the Easter Egg Roll. In honor of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run.
To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/eastereggroll. Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on March 28, 2016 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #LetsCelebrate and get the latest updates by checking out Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.
NCHPAD iCHIP Training & National Association of Chronic Disease Director's Disability Inclusive Healthy Communities Summit
On March 8-10 2016, we hosted the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)'s Disabilities and Healthy Communities Project Summit Training at Lakeshore Foundation. State Expert Advisors, Lead and Partner Community Coaches, NACDD, CDC, and NCHPAD staff joined together for this 3-day Summit. Day One included training on NCHPAD’s inclusive Community Health Implementation Package (iCHIP) followed by two days of Project Training. The Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project is an exciting collaboration between the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Human Development and Disability, Disability and Health Branch (DHB). The project purpose is to accelerate disability inclusion policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) improvements that increase access and opportunities for healthier eating and physical activity for people living with disabilities across community settings--with a principal focus on disability inclusion and accessibility. The five states that were funded to pilot this work include: Montana, Iowa, Ohio, Oregon, and New York. #GoInclusive with your healthy communities work!
View a photo album of the Project Summit Training held in Birmingham, Alabama at NCHPAD's HQ Lakeshore Foundation.
National Public Health Week - April 4- 10, 2016
During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme. Learn more at: http://www.nphw.org/2016/.
National Walking Day- April 6, 2016
Get Up and Move!
Take the first step to a healthier life by taking part in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. On the first Wednesday in April, we kick off a month-long celebration designed to help us all become more active. On the day of the event, participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk.
AHA provides a complete toolkit of educational and promotional materials for workplaces, schools, individuals and communities. Get Your Toolkit Today!
Join NCHPAD's "How I Walk" campaign to share the various ways to walk on National Walking Day! Use the hashtag #HowIWalk in your pictures or video on social media.
NCHPAD, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, is the nation’s premier center in promoting the health and wellness of people with disability. We have resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations! NCHPAD offers a free information service on a wide variety of topics related to physical activity, fitness, recreation, sports, leisure, nutrition, disability and chronic health conditions. Our talented information specialists can help you locate the resources you need to be as physically active as you choose to be! NCHPAD also works actively to create health equity for people with disability by promoting community health inclusion in all health promotion and public health initiatives.