Updates & Upcoming Events
Call for Proposals for Walk Bike Places Conference
Walk Bike Places is now accepting proposals for 2018’s event in New Orleans, LA, September 16-19, 2018. The call for proposals closed Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8pm Eastern. In this year's Call for Proposals process, respondents are invited to submit proposals that support the following conference outcomes:
• Transportation that is accessible and sustainable
• Cities that are fair and equitable
• Streets that are safe and beautiful
• Public process that is meaningful and inclusive
• Planning that is smart and just
• Places that are for people
To learn more and start your Walk Bike Places proposal, please visit here.
Registration Open for Partnership for a Healthier America 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.
Our 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.
To register for the summit that takes place in Washington, DC, May 2-4, 2018, please click here.
Lakeshore Foundation Job Posting
Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a Coordinator for Recreation and Athletics. Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to enable people with physical disability and chronic health conditions to lead healthy, active, and independent lifestyles through physical activity, sport, recreation, advocacy, policy, and research. To learn more about the job responsibilities and qualifications, please click here. Application deadline is February 15, 2018. Please send resume and letter of interest to Debbie Smith at email@example.com.
APHA Call for 2018 Abstracts
The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association is seeking abstracts on topics related to disability and public health for presentation at the 2018 APHA annual meeting.
• Assessing and supporting the mental health of people with disabilities
• Building an inclusive workforce: Access to education and jobs for people with disabilities
• Disability data collection and surveillance
• Disability, intersectionality (race, gender, class, and sexuality) and health equity
• Ensuring the right to health and health care for persons with disabilities
• Evidence-based health promotion interventions for persons with disabilities
• Health, economic and social disparities among people with disabilities (including youth, young adults, and older adults with disabilities)
• Historical context of disability and public health; Celebrating 30 years in APHA
• Innovative policies, programs and services that focus on improving the health and wellness of people with disabilities
• Integrating disability in medical and healthcare education and practice
• Maternal health and health care, including reproductive and perinatal health, for women with disabilities
• Policies, programs and services that promote inclusion of people with disabilities
• Policy, systems and environmental changes that support health equity and community inclusion for people with disabilities
Submission deadline is Monday, February 19, 2018. For program questions, please contact the program planner, Amy Rauworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Froehlich-Grobe at email@example.com.
A Playground for Everyone
Montana Communities are building more inclusive and accessible playgrounds. To learn more, visit the MTDH website and link to three articles published in today's Montana Standard (12/19/2017), available at: http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu.
Active Schools Releases Parent Engagement Guide
Active Schools has released A Guide to Engaging Parents in School Physical Education and Physical Activity: Resources and Examples. It’s a very practical online guide with tons of links and materials for patents to utilize. Read about the feature story here or go straight to the guide by clicking here.
CPSTF Recommendations Can Improve Health in People with Disabilities
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) published a new report that summarizes how public health recommendations from the Guide to Community Preventive Services can be adapted to better benefit people with disabilities.
• One in five adults in the United States have some type of disability (CDC, 2017).
• Adults with disabilities are more likely to be obese, smoke, have high blood pressure, and be physically inactive than adults without disabilities (CDC, 2017).
• Increased risk for medical conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers are also more common among adults with disabilities (CDC, 2017).
Ohio D&H Program Training Modules
The Ohio Disability and Health Program has developed online training modules that are designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to provide quality healthcare for persons with disabilities. The two courses are approved for continuing education by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for health professionals in multiple areas. For more information, please visit:
Please contact Ann Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Adaptive CrossFit Event in Chicago
CrossFit Demand in Chicago is developing an Adaptive Athlete Program to increase accessibility to health and fitness for individuals who may need adaptations to the workouts or equipment. Individuals who use a wheelchair, prosthesis, cane, or an orthosis (brace) will have access to expertise and participation in this inclusive program. There will be a Movement Clinic hosted on Saturday, January 27th from 11am-1pm. To reserve your spot, please click here. For additional questions, please email email@example.com.
NACCHO Annual Newsletter Deadline Extended
The new deadline to submit an abstract for NACCHO Annual 2018 has been extended. Compelling abstract submissions should describe innovative, proven, or promising evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, tools, partnerships, principles, and policies. Sessions should offer insight or guidance that attendees can readily use to advance the work in their communities. Submissions may also suggest improvements, challenges, solutions, theories, and concepts from other fields that may be applied to the work of local health departments.
The new deadline to submit abstracts for the 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference is Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5pm Eastern. To learn more about NACCHO Annual 2018 and to submit an abstract, visit http://nacchoannual.org.