Updates & Upcoming Events
New NCHPAD Quarterly Newsletter
NCHPAD will be distributing a quarterly newsletter that will be tailored to our five target audiences: public health professionals, educators, health care providers, disability and aging, and fitness, sports, and receation. To subscribe to NCHPAD's new quarterly newsletter, please provide your areas of interest and email address by clicking here.
Telehealth Study Calls for Participants
The purpose of this study is to examine how a combined on-site and telehealth program compares to a telehealth only program for individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Half of the participants will live on Lakeshore Foundations’s campus for seven days and participate in MENTOR, a one week program consisting of lectures and hands-on activities about nutrition, mindfulness, and exercise in individuals with SCI. All participants in the study will begin a yearlong telehealth program, which includes up to 22 group calls over the year. This study is for adults between the ages of 18 and 60, who have a SCI at levels C5-L5. Participants will be compensated $125 for their time.
Please contact Alex Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-403-5525.
Food Law and Policy Experts Launch Healthy Food Policy Project
The Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP) identifies and elevates local laws and policies that promote access to healthy food and contribute to strong local economies, improved environmental quality, and health equity. NCHPAD is pleased to have contributed some inclusive imagery to support this project.
For more information about the Healthy Food Policy Project, visit healthyfoodpolicyproject.org, email project team member Lihlani Skipper at email@example.com, or follow @HealthyFoodLaws on Twitter and @HealthyFoodPolicyProject on Facebook.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON HEALTH AND DISABILITY (AAHD): BREAST CANCER SCREENING SURVEY FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES (2017)
Breast cancer is a major public health concern for all women, including women with disabilities. Women with disabilities are as likely to get breast cancer as women in the general population, yet, women with disabilities often face physical, cultural and attitudinal barriers when they seek breast health care services. To better understand the barriers women with disabilities face when they seek breast health services, the American Association on health and Disability (AAHD) has, in conjunction with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), launched a confidential on-line survey to learn more about these barriers. AAHD encourages women with disabilities to take the quick online survey at http://bit.ly/WWDBrCa.
AAHD is a national non – profit organization dedicated to advancing health promotion and wellness initiatives, reducing health disparities, and advocating for full community inclusion and access for people with disabilities. Please visit the AAHD website at www.aahd.us to learn more about our work and visit https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/susan-g-komen-grants to learn more about our work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
NCHPAD Partners with Girls on the Run
NCHPAD is thrilled to be working with Girls on the Run International to pilot a new inclusion guide in 14 councils across the U.S. NCHPAD recently joined Girls on the Run staff and council representatives at headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, to conduct the initial inclusion training.
Learn more about this physical-activity-based positive youth development program by clicking here.
NCHPAD Attends APHA's Annual Meeting
NCHPAD attended the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this year. We shared resources and information on inclusion in public health with attendees in the expo hall and joined fellow colleagues in the Disability Section for some informative and thought-provoking sessions. Be sure to save the date, November 10-14 for next year's meeting in San Diego!
To learn more about APHA's Annual Meeting, please click here.
New Health & Disability E-learning Module for Health Department Staff
NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is proud to announce a new online e-learning module titled, “Health and Disability 101: Training for Health Department Employees.” The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services. To access this free training, click here. This course can be accessed through NACCHO University, NACCHO’s learning management platform. In order to view the course, you will need to create a MyNACCHO account by clicking the “sign in” button on the top right. Follow the prompts to create a new account and you will be re-directed back to the NACCHO University homepage. When signed-in, you can access your account by clicking on your name on the top right.
PE Innovation Challenge Catalyzes Future of Fitness
The National Fitness Foundation is on a mission to accelerate solutions that prepare children for a lifetime of health and fitness. The organization invites you to submit an innovative gym and fitness project for the chance to receive matched donations and win a $10,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card. This project will give students the opportunity to get moving, active, and fit! For information about how to apply, please click here.