April is Limb Loss Awareness Month!
Over 2 million people in the United States live with limb loss and that number is expected to increase at least 150% by 2050. Learn more at www.amputee-coalition.org.
Limb loss may affect mobility, and therefore may affect how people access their communities. How accessible is your community? What would make your community more accessible? Tweet us or post to our Facebook!
April is Autism Awareness Month
More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Buescher et al., 2014) Last year the Autism Society celebrated its 50th Anniversary. While April is designated Autism Awareness Month, awareness can be raised all year long. Visit http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/ for ideas.
New Tool! Disaster Preparedness
This module covers considerations for people with disabilities on what to do before, during and after an emergency. It is intended to be used by an individual supports someone with a disability or for an instructor teaching independent living skills. The module features discussion around home fires, floods, snowstorms and blizzards, tornadoes, and train derailments. The module also includes self-check questions for the facilitator and a pre/post test for the learner. Disaster Preparedness Module, PDF format
The North Dakota Disability Health II Project focuses on issues related to health promotion, health care access, and emergency preparedness for people with disabilities in North Dakota. We provide technical assistance, training and information on these issues.
- Enhance program infrastructure and capacity
- Improve state level surveillance and monitoring activities
- Increase awareness of health-related disability policy initiatives
- Increase health promotion opportunities for people with disabilities to maximize health
- Improve access to health care for people with disabilities
- Improve emergency preparedness among people with disabilities
- Effectively monitor and evaluate program activities
The ND Disability Health Project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a cooperative agreement (5U59DD000950-05) to the ND Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University. Opinions or information expressed here are those of the project staff and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the CDC.