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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: South Carolina

Steps to Your Health—SC   Target Audience People with cognitive disabilities   Steps to Your Health, an evidenced based ten-week health education program focuses on the essential steps to improve fitness and health behaviors. Steps to Your Health is highly effective with adults with cognitive disabilities from widely diverse backgrounds.  Participants with mental retardation, brain […]

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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 […]

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Oregon

Healthy Lifestyles—OR   Target Audience People with disabilities Healthy Lifestyles (HL) is a health promotion intervention appropriate for people with all types of disabilities, including people with various cognitive abilities, that provides participants with knowledge and skills to adopt healthier behaviors. A Healthy Lifestyles workshop is conducted over the course of three days and uses […]

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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 […]

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: North Carolina

Women be Healthy—NC   Target Audience      Adult women with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities who possess sufficient receptive and expressive communications skills to comprehend the instructional material and participate in role-play situations   The Women Be Healthy curriculum was developed to teach groups of women with intellectual disabilities about reproductive health and breast and cervical […]

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Montana

Living Well With A Disability—MT   Target Audience      Adults with Physical Disabilities   Living Well with a Disability is an eight-week 16-hour health promotion workshop for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. It is based on research designed to reduce the occurrence of secondary conditions or health-related conditions that develop as a result of a […]

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Kansas

Kansas Disability/Violence Awareness Project–KS   Target Audience      Community advocacy agencies involved in helping women with disabilities who experience domestic violence or sexual assault This project will support a collaborative effort between Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and community advocacy agencies to provide technical assistance, training, education and awareness to Kansas advocacy programs on […]

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Iowa

Living Well with a Disability—IA   Target Audience      Adults with disabilities   The Center for Disabilities and Development at The University of Iowa provides 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 […]

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Health Education: Consumers

Assessing Health Information for Individuals With Disabilities   Research Triangle Institute (RTI)              Format             Evaluation In 2006, RTI worked with CDC’s Disability and Health Program to conduct an evaluation in New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina of state-level strategies and publications for meeting the health information needs of people with disabilities. The evaluation […]

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Nationwide Health Promotion Curricula: I Can Do It, You Can Do It—AAHD

Target Audience: Youth with Disabilities   Program Description: I Can Do It, You Can Do It is a nationwide six week mentoring initiative for youth with disabilities.  An adult mentor meets weekly with a youth with a disability (mentee) to help him/her learn about the value of physical activity and good nutrition, and help the […]

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