NCBDDD Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report: NCBDDD Making a Difference Across the Lifespan. From Saving Babies to Protecting PeopleFeb 12, 2019
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report. The Report covers the Center's accomplishments and plans for the future.
Published regularly, the Case for Inclusion assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 30 measures that paint a picture on how well state programs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These 30 measures are broken down into five key issue areas: Promoting Independence, Promoting Productivity, Keeping Families Together, Serving Those in Need and Tracking Health, Safety & Quality of Life.
America Walks is now accepting applications for the 2019 Walking College. This is an online, interactive educational program for experienced walkable community advocates. Walking College Fellowships are awarded to community change agents working alone, in organizations, or in professions such as public health, planning, transportation, or education,
Many people with disabilities move to or live in cities as they tend to have a higher concentration of social services and more comprehensive transit systems. However, the increasing trend within cities to provide more digital services and adopt smart technologies can often increase barriers for people with disabilities.
Many communities have ample transportation services for their elderly and residents with disabilities who don’t drive, but those services are often too difficult to find, according to a new national survey conducted by KRC Research for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. The study found a key problem in there being no single go-to source for finding local transportation services. Caregivers said they, too, found it difficult and time-consuming to get help.
The Disability and Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the "Data User's Guide to the Disability Questions Included in the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System." The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) state coordinators and researchers interested in monitoring disability at the state or national level.
For many people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, exposure to secondhand smoke can be especially harmful. Oakland-based Changelab Solutions has created a new resource that covers how federal disability rights laws--as well as laws in the State of California--can be used to protect tenants with disabilities from smoke that can drift from other housing units.
MyMobility Plan, a new resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can help older Americans plan for their mobility needs. The MyMobility Plan provides resources and tips to help manage health, improve mobility, make homes safer to prevent falls, and consider alternative transportation.
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center has launched a publicity campaign for local communities that promotes the availability of transportation options. Every Ride Counts is comprised of carefully crafted messages and materials that promote the use of a variety of transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.
Detroit's bike sharing system, known as MoGo began in 2017. As it was being developed, however, the planners were approached by a local disability organization that wanted to ensure there were bicycles available for people of all abilities.