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AUCD Announces the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) recently released the “Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies.” The Competencies outline recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need in order to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions – Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. Continue Reading AUCD Announces the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

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Choose Health Delaware

At the forums listed below, you’ll get a chance to discuss with a panel of experts the things that matter most to you. Like evening and weekend doctors’ hours, making sure medications and medical records are tracked and managed, coordinating your care with a team, and even how your neighborhood can help you get and… Continue Reading Choose Health Delaware

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Another Upcoming Training!

Maximizing Access: Smart Choices in Equipment and Facility Design A training program for health professionals This 1.5 hour training focuses on providing background and strategies that will help providers to improve access to health services and programs for people with disabilities. The session will: Describe health disparities among persons with disabilities. Identify barriers to health… Continue Reading Another Upcoming Training!

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Respite Summit 2015

Calling all caregivers, legislators, employers, and other stakeholders who have ideas, questions, or concerns about the future of respite in Delaware! At the 2015 Respite Summit, you’ll have the chance to help plan and shape how Delaware approaches respite care. Please help us take the first steps towards developing a respite sustainability plan. Wednesday May… Continue Reading Respite Summit 2015

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Physical Activity Is for Everybody

Please join the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD), and Special Olympics for a webinar on May 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A truly inclusive community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disabilities as they… Continue Reading Physical Activity Is for Everybody

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Hurricane Season Preparedness Symposium for People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Service Providers

Hosted by Delmarva Power, University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies, New Castle County Office of Emergency Management, FEMA and Lowe’s Home Improvement Store of Newark. Friday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of Delaware STAR Campus, Health Sciences Complex, 540 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE Register: http://www.udel.edu/chs/events-dept.html The free Symposium will provide… Continue Reading Hurricane Season Preparedness Symposium for People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Service Providers

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2015 Recreation Info Updated

Is your child searching for something fun to do this summer? Concerned some camps might not be accessible or the best “fit” for your child? Well, look no further! A variety of summer camps in the local tri-state area cater to the needs of a diverse range of children, including children with disabilities. Explore the… Continue Reading 2015 Recreation Info Updated

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Webinar: Linking Children with Special Healthcare Needs to Dental Providers

The Linking Children with Special Healthcare Needs to Dental Providers webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 18 at 1:00 pm ET and is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This webinar will address the challenges children with special healthcare needs often face in finding a dentist and the role the… Continue Reading Webinar: Linking Children with Special Healthcare Needs to Dental Providers

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Your Input Is Needed! Participate in a Needs Assessment Survey about CYSHCN

The Delaware Division of Public Health is conducting a survey of parents and caregivers of children and youth (0-25 years of age) with special health care needs. This survey hopes to find out about your children’s health care needs, and your experiences with the services that are available to support those needs. DPH wants to… Continue Reading Your Input Is Needed! Participate in a Needs Assessment Survey about CYSHCN

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