5080.0 Including people with disabilities in health promotion (Organized jointly by Disabilities Section and Public Health Education and Health Promotion)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
People with disabilities are often more vulnerable to developing preventable secondary conditions, which then further compromises health and well-being. This population, however, remains vastly underserved, and often unserved all together, by programs and activities targeting key health promoting behaviors. Presentations in this session focus on the need for health promotion programs that are inclusive of people with disabilities, providing examples of successful programs and strategies that guide their development.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the social justice implications of health promotion programs that are inaccessible to people with disabilities. 2. Describe the barriers to developing health promotion programs that are inclusive to persons with disabilities. 3. Identify ways in which health promotion programs can be modified to become more inclusive.

Collaborative approach to reducing health disparities in individuals with disabilities
Stephen L. Firsing III, MPA, MA, Brian F. Geiger, EdD, FAAHE, Priya Chandan, BS, Marcia O'Neal, PhD and Retta Evans, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Disability, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)