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Session: Disabilities and The Environment: Overcoming Barriers
4207.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Disabilities and The Environment: Overcoming Barriers
Improving the health of children with disabilities requires understanding and developing responsive strategies to overcome environmental barriers to their healthy development. One strategy for achieving such improvements encompasses creating opportunities at the community-based level to engage children with disabilities in physical activities and sports.
Learning Objectives: Discuss physical fitness and sports mentoring as a barrier elimination strategy for healthy development among children with disabilities, and describe the role physical activity and sports can have on weight management and chronic disease prevention among children with disabilities.
Presider(s):Brenda A. Leath, MHSA
2:30 PMMedicare and workers’ compensation – How the Medicare set-aside process works to ensure medical care for injured workers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carolyn Cahn, RN, PHN, COHN, MHA
2:50 PMUncovered workers: Seeking solutions  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carol Murry, DrPH, D. William Wood, PhD
3:10 PMMeasuring the environment across six national surveys: Implications of the international classificatio of functioning, disability and health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kristine A. Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA
3:30 PMOvercoming barriers to physical activity for children with disabilities through mentoring  [ Recorded presentation ]
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Administration
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA