New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project

AAHD assists with dissemination for the CDC-funded New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (NH DPH).  AAHD’s goals is to help NH DPH reach a broader, national audience with their timely and relevant data briefs, project activities, and materials.  NH DPH is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and its Bona Fide Agent, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire.  The overarching goal of the collaboration is to improve the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by strengthening the capacity of the state’s public health programs and initiatives to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations.

A primary role of the project is to educate public health professionals, policymakers, health care providers, and other stakeholders about the need to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations in evidence-based health promotion efforts.  NH DPH makes evidence-based strategies available, provides expert training and technical assistance to implement them, and helps improve surveillance and monitoring to ensure uptake among the target populations. 

Dissemination Products

NH DPH offers two online trainings for health care providers.  Both are currently available free of charge for professional development credits.  Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care and Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities helps providers recognize barriers to accessing health care and preventive services faced by people with disabilities and offers strategies to provide disability-competent, responsive care.  A second version of the training is designed specifically for mammography technologists.

The 2018 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health report shares data about education, income, and health insurance among NH adults with mobility and cognitive disabilities, suggesting strategies that policymakers and program managers can use to establish more inclusive programs and initiatives within NH. The infographic looks at race and ethnicity as well as disability.

The Disability in Focus series provides in-depth information about specific health topics, highlighting New Hampshire data, personal stories, and policy options to address health disparities.

Discover more about NH DPH, connect with resources to support inclusive and accessible public health, and learn about NH DPH’s impact.

 

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