Updates and Upcoming Events
From the Desk of the Information Specialist.
NCHPAD Introduces Healthy Pregnancy Video Series
NCHPAD partnered with the Alabama Perinatal Excellence Collaborative to create a series of inclusive prenatal videos. This series covers topics like, what you should eat, healthy meals snacks and drinks as well as exercise.
To view the videos click here.
Registration Open for 2018 Self Advocates Being Empowered National Self- Advocacy Conference
The self-advocates on the conference committee chose the artwork picturing Lady Justice to represent the theme of the 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference: "Let's Make it Happen! Disability Rights are Civil Rights." Self Advocates Becoming Empowered is an organization to help everyone know and apply their everyday civil rights.
If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring an attendee please contact Susan Ellis at State@peoplefirstal.net
To register for the summit that takes place in Birmingham Alabama June 7-9, 2018, please click here.
Free Webinar on Physical Activity for People with Mobility Limitations
Join us for a free webinar sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, New England Paralyzed Veterans of America, and NCHPAD. Whether already currently active, just a beginner, or a provider this webinar is for you.
Click here to register for the Webinar
National Prepardness Summit
The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the Summit; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation's capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies.
Summit will be held in Atlanta Ga. April 17-20 2018 Click here for more details.
Parks and Recreation Inclusion report
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) works to ensure that every member of every community has access to the many great benefits that parks and recreation offer. The very philosophy of public parks and recreation is that all people—regardless of race, ethnicity, age, income level, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender or religion – can take advantage of quality programs, facilities, places and spaces that make their lives and communities great. To support this cause, NRPA’s Parks for Inclusion initiative aims to improve access to health and wellness activities in parks.
As part of this initiative, NRPA developed the Parks and Recreation Inclusion Report to provide greater insight into how agencies across the United States ensure that all members of their communities can enjoy parks and recreation. The study also highlights the significant challenges facing the industry in delivering on this promise.
For Key Findings and to read the Report click here.