Updates & Upcoming Events
Take Your Parent to PE Week
It’s not too late to register for Take Your Parent to PE Week, Sept 24-28. It’s is a fun, immersive way to introduce parents to your school’s physical education program/teachers – and invite them to engage with physical education throughout the year. Register at www.activeschoolsus.org/pe-week-2018 then download a free flyer, logo, and poster. During and after the week, share your school’s participation on social media – and encourage parents to do the same – using the hashtag #ParentsLovePE
Women with disabilities are needed for a health survey!
Women with disabilities have a lot to say about their health, especially women’s health, sex, and childbearing. It’s time we listened! If you are an 18-40 year old woman with an intellectual, cognitive, or physical disability, click this link to take a survey and tell nurse researchers more about your experience. Women who complete the survey will have the chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any comments, questions, or concerns.
AvaCare Medical is showing their appreciation to those who are studying medicine by offering an annual scholarship of $1,000 for students in the medical and healthcare field. When choosing winners, AvaCare Medical will give preference to students who have a physical disability. The scholarship information can be found here: https://avacaremedical.com/scholarship.
Core Disability Competencies
Consensus has been reached on a set of Core Disability Competencies that outline what interprofessional health providers need to know to provide quality care to patients with disabilities. In 2017, the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (the Alliance) and the Ohio Disability and Health Program recruited medical professionals, educators, and people who live and/or work with disability to become a Competency Development Committee to refine a draft set of disability competencies using the Delphi Method. The Ohio Disability and Health Program is currently seeking endorsements of these standards from health care provider organizations and educational accreditation boards who support the inclusion of disability standards in health care education. #disabilitycompetencies
To view a copy of the announcement and read more about who has already endorsed the competencies, please visit: http://nisonger.osu.edu/education-training/ohio-disability-health-program/
Taking Action to Promote Health Equity 4-Part Webinar Series
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is launching a free 4-part webinar series called Taking Action to Promote Health Equity—Using the Lessons from Cutting-Edge Practices to Improve Health and Well Being. The goal is to shine a bright light on some of the most compelling and replicable activities that help advance health equity. Program speakers will share their lessons learned through practice and experiences that are transferable to diverse community settings - large or small, urban or rural and with substantial or minimal resources.
Please click here to learn more and register for this webinar series.
Inclusive Tools for Schools to Support Students with Epilepsy
CDC works with state and local education and health agencies to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and US territories through the School Health Profile surveys. CDC published the results of the 2014 School Health Profile survey in the School Health Policies and Practices Brief: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder.
The CDC has provided a composed list of tools that will assist schools with learning how to address epilepsy in the community and school systems. Learn what you can do to best support students with epilepsy by reveiwing the CDC resources here: https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/groups/schools.htm.