Updates & Upcoming Events
NCHPAD Awards Funding to Implement an Innovative Approach to Inclusive Health
This project, titled An Innovative Approach to Inclusive Health, seeks state and community collaboration for a program planning and implementation project adapted for people with mobility, intellectual and/or sensory disability that increases access to physical activity, healthy food, and/or healthy weight management initiatives in an inclusive setting.
The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division Human Development and Disability, Disability and Health Branch and will be led by NCHPAD. To learn more about this project and meet the teams, please click here.
U.S. Access Board Webinar: Recreation Facilities – A Refresher (May 3)
The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will take place May 3 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will provide a refresher on requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for recreation facilities. The session will cover access in new construction and alterations to play areas, swimming pools, sports facilities, fishing piers, boating facilities, golf courses, and amusement rides.
Visit www.accessibilityonline.org for more information or to register for the webinar. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits. The webinar series is hosted by the ADA National Network in cooperation with the Board.
National Survey on Health Reform and Disability
The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHIRL) is looking for adults aged 18-62 with disabilities to complete an online survey about getting and using health insurance and health care services. The survey is collecting information on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affecting lives.
To take the survey, please click here.
Mapping Accessibility through Google Street View
A webinar will be hosted on May 15, 2018, from 12:30-1:00PM EST. Google Maps, Waze, and Yelp have transformed the way people travel and access information about the physical world. Jon Froehlich, Associate Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington will introduce us to Project Sidewalk where volunteer users *virtually* walk through cities in Google Street View to label and assess sidewalk accessibility. Since Project Sidewalk's beta launch in Washington DC in Fall 2016, over 3,000 users have contributed 180,000 accessibility labels across 1,075 miles of DC streets.
To learn more about this project and how you can participate, please click here.
Research Study Recruitment Opportunity
The University of Pittsburgh and the UPMC-SCI Model Center are currently recruiting for a research study to determine the effectiveness of a remote wheelchair transfer training program. The study will be conducted entirely in an online environment where activities include the completion of questionnaires and review of an interactive training module. The study is recruiting individuals that use a wheelchair for a majority of mobility and can transfer independently. For individuals who don’t qualify for the research study, they can still use the training program as it is publicly available.
Individuals can go to www.upmc-sci.pitt.edu/transfers to either learn more about both the research study and the publicly available training program. Individuals can call 412-822-3666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to talk to a study coordinator.
NACCHO Subject Matter Advisory Workgroup Applications Open
NACCHO invites local health department staff to apply to help inform and guide NACCHO's projects, programs, and policies. NACCHO will accept applications for the 2018-2019 subject matter advisory workgroups (Workgroups) starting Monday, April 16 and ending on Tuesday, May 15. All NACCHO workgroups will be accepting applications for 2018-2019, with two-year terms beginning July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2020. NACCHO's Workgroups comprise members with expertise in local public health practice.
• Play an integral part in ensuring NACCHO's policy and advocacy is grounded in the latest science and the day-to-day experience of local health departments;
• connect with peers and other subject matter experts in the field;
• gain exposure to innovative programmatic work at NACCHO and in other local health departments across the country; and
• help craft policy statements, shape strategic messaging on key subject matter areas, review tools and Model Practice applications, and share perspectives on how local health departments are addressing key public health issues.