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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.
*** September is National Preparedness Month! ***
- 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
NDCPD and the Disability Health project collaborated with the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) to conduct a Limb Loss Education Day in Fort Yates in July.
This event was for amputees and their families affiliated with the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Limb Loss Education Day is designed to bring quality patient education and recreation to the local level, where amputees live, work and play. ACA teams up with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) First Clinic at these events. First Clinic presented tips, suggestions and a First Fit adaptive exercise program for amputees to work on their own personal fitness. OPAF demonstrated wheelchair exercises to help amputees get back in motion. This event originated from Foot Care workshops which were held in each tribal community in year one of the Disability Health project.
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.