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Barriers to Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities

Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presenters: Carolyn Lullo - University of Illinois at Chicago, Helen Russette - University of Montana, David Dawley - University of Arizona

3 Ph.D. students from APHA’s Disability Section Executive Council will present on their findings of various barriers to health promotion for persons with disabilities.  There will be 3 main topic areas: 

  1. Communication Barriers - An overview of current communication barriers and their effects to receiving proper care in rural areas of America.  Innovative solutions to help reduce these barriers will also be discussed. 
  2. Internet-Based Physical Activity Programs – Recent findings from mixed method studies that explore factors that influence participation from individuals with ID and how to successfully design an effective internet-based program to include those with ID and produce results.
  3. Safe and Accessible Routes to School – Research findings and next steps on the safe routes to school project and how to include students with disabilities.  Data to support the need for more accessibility and usability of identified routes in communities. 

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Contact: Kerry Mauger,- mauger@thearc.org
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