Health Promotion

Association of health professional leadership behaviors on health promotion practice beliefs

Jacqueline D. Stone, Ph.D., P.T., Harolyn M.E. Belcher, M.D., M.H.S., Prince Attoh, M.A., Ed.D., Michelle D’Abundo, Ph.D., Tao Gong, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p320–325 DOI:   Background Leadership is a process by which an individual influences a group or individual to achieve a common goal, in this case health promotion for individuals with disabilities. Objectives… Read More »»

The association of food insecurity with health outcomes for adults with disabilities

Debra L. Brucker, MPA, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p286–293 DOI:   Background Adults with disabilities are more likely to live in households that are food insecure and are more likely to experience health disparities than adults without disabilities. Research examining the intersection of food insecurity and health outcomes for adults with disabilities has… Read More »»

Prevalence of physical activity, screen time, and obesity among US children by the service type of special health care needs

Juhee Kim, M.S., Sc.D., Mary L. Greaney, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p318–324 Published online: February 21, 2014 DOI: Background Children with special health care needs (SHCN) may be at greater risk of obesity than children without SHCN. A new classification system categorizes SHCN among children by service type using… Read More »»

Physical activity and individuals with spinal cord injury: accuracy and quality of information on the Internet

Arif Jetha, M.Sc., Guy Faulkner, Ph.D., Paul Gorczynski, M.A., Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Ph.D., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 112–120, April 2011 Published Online: November 11, 2010 DOI:   Abstract Background A number of websites on the Internet promote health-enhancing behaviors among people with spinal cord injury (SCI).… Read More »»

A prospective study to examine the influence of secondary health conditions on vocational rehabilitation client employment outcomes

Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D., Tom Seekins, Ph.D., Nancy Arnold, Ph.D., The University of Montana Rural Institute, Missoula, MT, USA Published Online: April 15, 2010 DOI:  Background: Adults with disabilities experience a variety of secondary health conditions that have a negative association with employment. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) provides one possible access point for providing health promotion activities to… Read More »»

Promoting the Health of Persons with Disabilities

AAHD and the Friends of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) have written CDC requesting greater attention to the health and persons with disabilities. The May 29 letter is here: PDF.

Strengthening CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) led over 70 organizations, including AAHD, statement of principles and recommendations to strengthen CDC’s chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs. The statement is here: PDF.

Impact of body mass index on the effectiveness of a disease management-health promotion intervention on disability status

Meng H, Wamsley BR, Friedman B, Liebel D, Dixon DA, Gao S, Oakes D, Eggert GM. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Jan-Feb;24(3):214-22. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.081216-QUAN-306. SOURCE:  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA. PURPOSE:  To examine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the effectiveness of a disease management-health promotion intervention among community-dwelling… Read More »»

The Healthy Lifestyle Change Program: a pilot of a community-based health promotion intervention for adults with developmental disabilities

Bazzano AT, Zeldin AS, Diab IR, Garro NM, Allevato NA, Lehrer D; WRC Project Oversight Team. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec;37(6 Suppl 1):S201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.08.005. SOURCE:  Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. BACKGROUND:  Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for… Read More »»

Project Shake-It-Up: using health promotion, capacity building and a disability studies framework to increase self efficacy

Block P, Vanner EA, Keys CB, Rimmer JH, Skeels SE. Disabil Rehabil. 2010;32(9):741-54. doi: 10.3109/09638280903295466. SOURCE:  Occupational Therapy Programme, SHTM, HSC, L 2, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA. PURPOSE:  Project Shake-It-Up provided a health promotion and capacity building program for individuals with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and related neurological impairments.… Read More »»