Partnering with Women with Disabilities to Develop a Health Information Website
Women with disabilities are living longer with better quality of life as a result of advances in medical science, pharmacology, and technology. For those with access to those resources, the risks of morbidity and mortality from disabling conditions combined with common diseases and injuries have been significantly reduced. The problem society faces, however, is bringing this life-saving knowledge, particularly in the area of women’s health, beyond the walls of academic medical centers to the community clinics and homes of the women and their families.
RTC:Rural co-director Dr. Tom Seekins was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Public Health Association at their October 2017 meeting. He was unable to accept the award in person, but recorded this acceptance speech.
Marty Blair, Executive Director of the Rural Institute, recently traveled to Kenya through the Americans with Disabilities Act International Fellowship Program to help implement early intervention to young children with multisensory impairments. Please feel free to review a this presentation (PDF) on his time in Kenya or click on the ADA Fellowship link for more information.
Parents, is your baby’s or young child’s development on track for his or her age? Try CDC’s new FREE Milestone Tracker app to find out! Tracking, supporting, and celebrating your young child’s development, from ages 2 months to 5 years, just got a whole lot easier and much more fun!
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