Committing to a Happier, Healthier and More Inclusive Tomorrow
October 15, 2015
All people have the right to conditions and resources that ensure optimal health. Yet, inaccessible facilities, lack of transportation to recreation venues, absence of knowledgeable staff who know how to adapt programs and a general attitude among providers that people with disability need specialized vs. integrated services, feeds into a culture of isolation and separation.
These circumstances further expose an already vulnerable population to higher rates of obesity and health disparities.
With rates of obesity 2 to 4 times higher in children and adults with disability compared to the general population, there is an urgent need to establish new models of health promotion that focus on the integration of people with disability. Working at the community level to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease brings the greatest health benefits to the greatest number of people in need.
“The experience of entering into a society where inclusion and acceptance are the norm is a powerful shift.”
Community Health Inclusion encompasses a culture where all people have equal access and opportunities to participate in healthy living where they live, work, learn and play by implementing policy, system and environmental changes that increase access to physical activity, healthful food and healthy weight management initiatives. Please review the entire article here.
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We recently participated in MediaplanetUSA’s “Assistive Tech” campaign where industry professionals and associations came together to raise awareness and spread knowledge on the possibilities available to those in need of assistive technology, while highlighting the innovations happening in the industry. The campaign was distributed within the centerfold of USA Today on September 25, 2015 and is published on a Mediaplanet original site. Visit the site to learn more: www.futureofpersonalhealth.com?utm_campaign=assistivetech&utm_medium=social