A Public Health Action Plan For Paralysis And Similar Mobility Impairments

Paralysis Task Force convened by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Format             Public Health Action Plan      

In 2004, the Paralysis Task Force met to develop a Public Health Action Plan for Paralysis, a draft of which was released for review by Task Force members.  Some recommendations this Action Plan calls for include: the development of a national coalition and new resources committed to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis; the development of universally accessible elements that enable those with paralysis to participate fully in activities of daily living and that facilitate health promotion such as physical activity and clinical preventive services; the development and distribution of culturally sensitive education information for individuals with paralysis and their caregivers, healthcare providers, and the general public; a review of research on health promotion for those living with paralysis and similar mobility impairments; an assessment of the public health needs of this population; the development of a prevention research agenda and a national surveillance plan that identifies key data elements including prevalence, morbidity and quality of life outcomes, and risk and protective factors; a regular schedule for collection, analysis, and interpretation of these data; and national coordination and information sharing of efforts affecting the quality of life of people living with paralysis.

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