Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Rhode Island

Access to Fitness and Exercise Opportunities–RI     

 

Target Audience     

People with disabilities           

 

The Disability and Health Program (DHP) works with Access2Adventure and the YMCA to perform fitness facility assessments and provide technical assistance to facilities to increase access to accessible facilities throughout Rhode Island.

 

Materials Utilized     AIMFREE, designed by the National Center for Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD), a measure of fitness and recreation facility accessibility as it pertains to persons with disabilities

 

Contact Information                       

Michael Spoerri
Disability and Health Program

3 Capitol Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2312
(401) 222-5957 fax

 

Website         http://www.health.ri.gov/family/disability/activities.php

 

 

Living Well with a Disability—RI

 

Target Audience
Funded by a grant from the Disability and Health Program (DHP), PARI Center for Independent Living (PARI) administers a series of eight-week health promotion classes for individuals with disabilities enrolled in the Rhode Island Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

 

DHP and PARI provide the Living Well with a Disability program, which 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.  An additional physical activity component provided by Access2Adventure allows opportunities for barrier free physical activity and recreation for people with disabilities.

 

Materials Utilized
Manual for Living Well with a Disability

 

Contact Information
Michael Spoerri

Disability and Health Program

3 Capitol Hill, Room 302

Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2312
(401) 222-5957 fax

 

Website         http://www.health.ri.gov/family/disability/activities.php