Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: New Mexico

Living Well with a Disability—NM

Target Audience
People with mobility limitations

The Office of Disability in the New Mexico Department of Health and Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico offer the Living Well with a Disability health promotion intervention. Living Well is an 8-week, 16-hour course that uses goal setting and problem solving as a framework on which to build healthier lifestyles. Adults with physical disabilities benefit from this course, as well as people with other disabilities or health concerns.  Living Well topics include:  setting goals, solving problems, healthy reactions, beating the blues, healthy communication, seeking information, physical activity, eating well to live well, systems advocacy, and staying healthy.  Living Well classes are free to participants, and assistance with transportation to and from classes may also be available.

Materials Utilized
Handouts for Living Well with a Disability

Contact Information           

Anthony G. Cahill
Center for Development and Disability

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
2300 Menaul Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM  87107
(505) 272-2990
acahill@salud.unm.edu

Website         http://www.livingwellweb.com/lwpage1.htm

 

Take Charge Challenge—NM

Target Audience
People with physical and cognitive disabilities

The Take Charge Challenge is an inclusive 10-week physical activity program where participants determine their own personal physical activity goals, participate in activities of their choice and receive incentives for meeting their goals. Based on motivational interviewing theory, the Challenge can be implemented in many different settings, including senior centers, independent living centers and other types of organizations.

Contact Information           

Anthony G. Cahill
Center for Development and Disability
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
2300 Menaul Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM  87107
(505) 272-2990
acahill@salud.unm.edu

 

Website         http://www.health.state.nm.us/dhp/ODHProjects.htm