2057.0 Promoting the Health of People with Disabilities I

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 4:30 PM
Poster session highlighting several projects describing health promotion efforts for people with disabilities, as well as background research on health knowledge and risk behaviors. Presentations describe community-based health promotion efforts, state-level programs, needs assessments, development of interventions, and studies of the risk factor prevalence, health disparities, and levels of awareness.
Session Objectives: Identify the principal areas of ongoing research in health promotion for people with disabilities. Describe successful health promotion strategies for people with disabilities.

Board 1
Board 2
Obesity in MS: Prevalence and Risk Factors in a Washington State Community Sample
Kara McMullen, MPH, Alyssa M. Bamer, MPH, Kurt L. Johnson, PhD and Dagmar Amtmann, PhD
Board 4
Analysis of Health Disparities and Co-Morbidities among Special Olympics Athletes
Amy Harris, MPH, Darcie L. Mersereau, MPH, Stanley Shepherd, MB,ChB and Qiuqing (Daisy) Tai, Graduate student from school of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego
Board 6
Impact of a health education program on physical activity knowledge and participation of adults with intellectual disabilities
Amy E. Bodde, MPH, PhD(c), Dong-Chul Seo, PhD, Georgia C. Frey, PhD, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS and David K. Lohrmann, PhD
Board 7
Reaching the hard-to-reach: Lessons learned in promoting health of women with mobility impairments
Emily Walsh, MPH, CPH, Elizabeth A. McNeff, MPA: HA, Janet Campbell, BS, Rie Suzuki, PhD, Jana J. Peterson, MPH, PhD and Gloria L. Krahn, PhD, MPH
Board 10

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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