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ERIC Number: EJ948318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
AAHD's Health Promotion and Wellness, Part 2: Health Promotion Programs
Exceptional Parent, v41 n6 p32 Jun 2011
This article is part 2 of a 4-part series on "Health Promotion and Wellness" from the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 54 million people--one in five Americans--have a disability, and these Americans are more likely to report: (1) Being in poorer overall health; (2) Having less access to effective health care; and (3) Engaging in risky health behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity. While health promotion interventions commonly target those health risks for everyone, people with disabilities are often left out of healthy people/community health initiatives. Barriers to participation include inadequate public transportation, inaccessible health care facilities or health screening equipment, discriminatory attitudes, poverty, and lack of knowledge. Health promotion programs for people with disabilities need to be designed to eliminate or at least minimize the barriers keeping them out. This article describes the characteristics of better health promotion programs. [For part 1, see EJ948311.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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