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NDCPD Launches First iPad App

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, a Center of Excellence at Minot State University, is launching its first iPad application, “Fill Your Plate with Color,” an app developed for and tested by individuals with intellectual disabilities. This app teaches the importance of including fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet.

NDCPD teamed with KAT Communications of Bismarck to develop “Fill Your Plate with Color.” Through the N.D. Disability Health II project, “Fill Your Plate with Color” is now available for free download in the Apple iPad App Store or at The interactive app uses three different approaches for teaching individuals about healthy eating habits: “Watch and Learn,” “Read and Listen” and “Play the Game.”

“The combination of learning methods featured in ‘Fill Your Plate with Color’ appeals to learners of all ages and abilities,” said Emily Rodacker, N.D. Disability Health II project director. “This could potentially open the door for the development of more apps focused on healthy living habits for people with disabilities."

For questions, please contact Rodacker at 858-3580 or

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Get to know our Disability Health staff! This month, we'd like to introduce you to Ms. Emily Rodackerl! Read more here.

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

This module will be discussed in an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, May 11th. For webinar details, visit

About Us

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.

Disability Health II brochure (pdf)

  Our Goals:

  • 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.