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Let's Move Active Schools: Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Contest
We want your video! Show us how you provide inclusive PE/PA by Dec. 6 to win!
Are you making appropriate adaptations and modifications to physical education activities such as exercises, games, rhythms, and sports to ensure students of all ability levels are able to engage in physical activity? If so, we want to see an example of how your school provides inclusive physical education and/or physical activity. Submit a short video (max 5 mins.) of at least one best practice for meeting the needs of students with disabilities for a chance to win one of 10 cash prizes of up to $1,000. Wining videos will be featured through Let’s Move! Active Schools. Enter by Dec. 6!
How To: Navigate an Airport
The experience of traveling by air in a wheelchair can be daunting, but this video has a few tips that will help you navigate the airport like a pro.
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)- Access for Athletes 2017
Access for Athletes steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, hand cycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to people with disabilities and/or physically challenged individuals. Access for Athletes surmounts financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can’t afford expensive equipment or training costs.
CAF believes participating in sports not only increases challenged athletes' physical fitness and activity levels, but also enhances their confidence and self-esteem. The grants provide resources for adaptive sports equipment, sports prosthetics, training, and competition grants so that those with physical challenges can once again, or for the first time, participate in sports. The primary goal is to increase physical activity levels for people with disabilities and/or physically challenged individuals and ultimately increase independence, self-esteem, and sense of accomplishment.
Eligibility requirements include disabilities listed within the International Paralympic Committee classifications. Deadline: December 2, 2016.
Go From Zero to Sixty. Everyday.
The President’s Council and the National Foundation announced #0to60, a national public awareness campaign to inspire all Americans to accelerate their journey to living healthy.
Over the next year, #0to60 will showcase how healthy living can be a fun & attainable reality for all Americans. For more information visit 0to60fitness.org.
2017 National Walking Summit: Call for Proposals
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the call for proposals for the 2017 National Walking Summit to be held in St. Paul, MN from September 13-15, 2017. The theme of the 2017 National Walking Summit is "Vital and Vibrant Communities: The Power of Walkability." The conference will explore how walking and walkability create engaged, thriving, and inclusive communities for all members. Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms. To learn more and submit a proposal, click here. Submissions are due December 15, 2016.
Web Accessibility Compliance: Making Sure Your Website Doesn’t Play Favorites
November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn about web accessibility, especially as it applies to public and private websites serving older adults and their families. This webinar is designed especially for aging services and senior care professionals, including: communications directors, webmasters, web content creators, and compliance officers.
HI-5: An In-Depth Look at Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Monday, November 7, 2016 2:00 pm
Central Standard Time
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new Health Impact in Five Years, or HI-5 (high-five) initiative highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches.
Inclusion Works: For Business, Opportunity, Innovation, and Health
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM). This panel presentation will focus on competitive, integrated employment and the link between employment for people with disabilities and health. Offering perspectives from people with disabilities, employers, and health care experts, the session will focus on employment data for people with disabilities, recognition of the skills and talents workers with disabilities bring to our workplaces and how innovations in business and health can enhance these contributions. The theme of the event is "Inclusion Works" (#Inclusionworks).
Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to learn more about the importance of reducing barriers to health promotion for women living with a disability. Join this webinar to learn more about great resources offered by the FDA Office of Women's Health and their Pink Ribbon Sunday Program, the Friends of NCBDDD focus area of "Improving Health of People with Disabilities," the American Association on Health and Disability, breast health awareness resources, the National Breast Health Coalition for Women with Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Public Health is for Everyone resources.
Work While Walking: The What, Why and How of Walking Meetings
Date/Time: November 17, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Walking is a great way to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. One way to make sure you are getting the recommended amount of steps is to turn meetings at work into walking meetings. Join us for a webinar on November 17, 2016 at 2pm Eastern to explore the what, why and how of walking meetings and learn from examples of businesses and organization that have put them into practice.
Kaiser Permanente: School Employee Wellness Webinar Series
2016 UPCOMING WEBINARS
Webinar 1: Sustaining School Employee Wellness: Making Positive Changes Last
Wednesday, October 26, 12 to 1 p.m. (PST)
Building on the successful webinar series from last fall, we will explore how to ensure that school employee wellness practices become part of the culture of a school and/or district.
Webinar 2: Supporting School Employees Through Stress Reduction and a Trauma-Informed Approach
Thursday, November 10, 12 to 1 p.m. (PST)
Stress and burnout is one of the leading issues facing teachers and staff in schools today; join us to learn how to create practices and trauma informed systems to support school employees in caring for their own and each other’s social and emotional health.
Webinar 3: Unions in Schools: Important Partners for School Employee Wellness
Thursday, November 17, 12 to 1 p.m. (PST)
Working with unions representing teachers and school staff is critical for successful and sustainable school employee wellness; learn how to form and maintain these partnerships and why they can benefit everyone involved.
HHS Health Policy and Communications Fellowship
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) announces the availability of a Health Policy and Communications fellowship opportunity for a recent graduate (masters or PhD) with a background in physical activity (exercise physiology), nutrition, and/or health education/communications. Candidates with previous knowledge of physical activity and/or nutrition policy or experience with health education and promotion activities will be strongly preferred. More information, including the project description, required qualifications, and application information are here:
Reading: Inclusive Design: Cultivating Accountability toward the Intersections of Race, Aging, and Disability
Watching: The Gist, a news and media video source of NCHPAD!
Planning: APHA 2016 in Denver - "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health". Catch us at booth 1023 in the expo hall and don't miss the disability section sessions!
Regulations Broaden Who’s Covered Under ADA
The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing new regulations significantly expanding who’s covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In a final rule published this month in the Federal Register, the agency is clarifying that those with everything from cancer to diabetes, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities and other conditions should be protected under the ADA.
Read more: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/08/16/regulations-broaden-covered-ada/22632/
FACULTY POSITION: DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES, THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated academic leader to join the nationally-acclaimed Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Program in the College of Public Health (CPH). We seek candidates with proven leadership to collaborate on academic innovations and interdisciplinary research. In addition to demonstrated leadership, the ideal candidate will have a strong teaching portfolio at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as a record of research and scholarship.
View PDF announcement.