From the Editor's Desk: Health-Filled Plans for the New Year
As NCHPAD prepares for the American Public Health Association annual meeting and Disability Special Primary Interest Group (DisAbility SPIG) sessions, we spotlight in this month's newsletter research on health promotion for people with disabilities. In his director's column, Dr. Rimmer discusses the challenges and importance of developing evidence-based health promotion guidelines for people with disabilities. One of our featured articles this month is by Anne Cohen-Grey, who writes about a vision of people-centered health-care services for persons of all ethnic and disability groups.
As we wrap up 2005 and prepare our health-promoting new year's resolutions, Associate Director Amy Rauworth discusses the key elements to designing a successful health promotion program for all persons, particularly those with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The nutrition spotlight also includes great ideas and recipes for nutritious eating despite holiday temptations. Other inspiring features include our new video clip on scuba for persons with disabilities; a review of a mechanical exerciser horse; the benefits of fidgeting for those with disabilities and chronic health conditions; and a research review on cardiovascular exercise for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
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