5083.0 Disability: Inclusivity in Health Education and Promotion (Sponsored Jointly with Disability Section)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
National statistics suggest that one in every five Americans have a disability. People with disabilities are often more vulnerable to developing preventable secondary conditions, which then further compromises their health and well-being. While health education/health promotion is a critical issue for both people with and without disability in maintaining health and independence in the community, people with disabilities often have limited or no access to such opportunities compared to those without disability. This session illustrates best practices and the cutting research related to inclusivity regardless of ability.
Session Objectives: 1. Indentify barriers to disability inclusivity. 2. Evaluate strategies for increasing access to health education/promotion for people with disabilities.
Rebecca H. Reeve, PhD, CHES

8:30 AM
Relationship between neighborhood characteristics and prevalence of obesity in adolescents with disabilities
Edward Wang, PhD, James Rimmer, PhD, Kiyoshi Yamaki, PhD and Brienne Davis, MPH
9:00 AM
Disparities in Obesity among People With and Without Disabilities by Race/Ethnicity United States, 20052009
Ismaila Ramon, MPH, Elizabeth Courtney-Long, MA, MSPH, Alissa Cyrus, MPH and Brian S. Armour, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)