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1 Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities: 2010 Funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Disability and Health Program

2 Healthy People: Major Public Health Concerns in the US Promote regular physical activity Promote regular physical activity Promote healthier weight and nutrition Promote healthier weight and nutrition Prevent/reduce tobacco use Prevent/reduce tobacco use Prevent infectious disease through immunization Prevent infectious disease through immunization Increase access to quality healthcare Increase access to quality healthcare Promote Healthier environments Promote Healthier environments Promote safety and reduce violence Promote safety and reduce violence Promote mental health and well-being Promote mental health and well-being Promote responsible sexual behavior Promote responsible sexual behavior

3 28 Focus Areas Focus areas include the following: Oral Health Oral Health Tobacco use Tobacco use Diabetes Diabetes Access to Quality Health Services Access to Quality Health Services Physical Activity and Fitness Physical Activity and Fitness Disability and Secondary Conditions Disability and Secondary Conditions

4 Background Began in 1998; Began in 1998; CDC, National Center for Birth Defect and Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health Team CDC, National Center for Birth Defect and Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health Team 16 States funded: 16 States funded: Level I Mentor States include New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa, New Mexico, Level I Mentor States include New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa, New Mexico, Level III: Delaware, Utah, Minnesota, Kansas Level III: Delaware, Utah, Minnesota, Kansas

5 Goal of Funding To assist states in building their state capacity for implementing programs that help persons with disabilities through state surveillance activities, health promotion interventions, developing and monitoring policies affecting people with disabilities, and fostering partnerships between state, research or service based agencies.

6 What Topics are States working on? Analysis and Dissemination of BRFSS Data Analysis and Dissemination of BRFSS Data Community Collaborations Community Collaborations Dental/Oral Hygiene Dental/Oral Hygiene Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Health Promotion Health Promotion Strategic Plans to assure Optimum Health Strategic Plans to assure Optimum Health Training of Health Professionals Training of Health Professionals Improving Access (To Health & Fitness Facilities, to needed services) Improving Access (To Health & Fitness Facilities, to needed services)

7 External Partners

8 Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities: 2010 Determine the impact that Disability has on health especially in the area of secondary conditions. Determine the impact that Disability has on health especially in the area of secondary conditions. Determine the scope of disability in Delaware. Determine the scope of disability in Delaware. Develop infrastructure needed to support health initiatives for people with disabilities. Develop infrastructure needed to support health initiatives for people with disabilities.

9 Project Activities Advisory Panel: Advocacy organizations, self advocates, parents and other partners. Advisory Panel: Advocacy organizations, self advocates, parents and other partners. Management Team: DHSS, University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies and Center for Applied Research and Survey Design Management Team: DHSS, University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies and Center for Applied Research and Survey Design Survey Design and Implementation Survey Design and Implementation

10 Future Report of Survey Findings Report of Survey Findings Next Level of Funding Next Level of Funding Continuation of collaborations Continuation of collaborations Develop and Pilot Educational Module Develop and Pilot Educational Module

11 Contact Information Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Thomas Kelly, M.D Alisha Raiford-Hall, M.Ed


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