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Disability and Health Program

Mission

The Disability & Health Program promotes the health and wellness of people with disabilities through inclusive self-management evidence based programs; provides professional development for practitioners working with people with disabilities, including training, targeted technical assistance, and access to assistive technology; addresses special needs of people with disabilities in health promotion programs, health strategic planning, emergency preparedness, preventative health screening programs, and healthcare facility access; and increases access to quality of health-related data of people with disabilities in RI and utilize epidemiology and evaluation analysis to monitor the health disparities.

2012 Accomplishments and Milestones

  • Secured Centers for Disease Control funding for three years.
  • Development of a Disability Community Planning Group

What We Do

  • Promote health and wellness for people with disabilities.
  • Conduct disability surveillance.
  • Monitor effective transition of healthcare from adolescence to adulthood.
  • Support community programs that prevent secondary conditions resulting from disabilities and chronic health issues.
  • Provide professional development for practitioners working with people with disabilities.
  • Provide practitioners with greater access to assistive technology.