Screening women with physical disabilities

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Presented by Candice Lee at the Annual WISEWOMAN Program Meeting May 5, 2010 Traverse City, MI

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  • Good morning. Thank you for being here, for sharing your time with us this morning. My name is Candice Lee; I’m the project coordinator for the Health Promotion for People with Disabilities initiative at the Michigan Department of Community Health. (Judi intro) Michigan is one of 16 states to receive a disability health grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to address the health disparities that exist between people who have disabilities and people who do not. Our main focus is to make sure that the health, prevention and screening programs offered by MDCH are available and accessible to people with disabilities.
  • To that end, that’s why we’re here today. Because you are where the rubber meets the road – you’re out there every day, bringing the very best of public health to the people who need it most. People with disabilities are an increasing segment of the population, and we’d like to talk for awhile about how you can be comfortable when you encounter people with disabilities in your practice, and some alternative physical activity ideas for women with disabilities.
  • Screening women with physical disabilities

    1. 1. Screening women with physical disabilities Candice Lee MDCH Health Promotion for People with Disabilities
    2. 2. Welcome & Introductions <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>What we do </li></ul><ul><li>Why we’re here </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who are we talking about? <ul><li>For our purposes, disability is determined by two questions on the BRFS: </li></ul><ul><li>Are you limited in any activities because of physical, mental or emotional problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who are we talking about? <ul><li>‘Yes’ response to either question qualifies the respondent as having a disability. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Limitations of the BRFS <ul><li>Excludes: </li></ul><ul><li>People with no phones/only cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>People unable to complete a phone interview </li></ul><ul><li>People in institutions </li></ul>
    6. 6. Health status of people with disabilities in Michigan
    7. 7. Health status of people with disabilities in Michigan
    8. 8. Health status of people with disabilities in Michigan
    9. 9. Health status of people with disabilities in Michigan
    10. 10. Health status of people with disabilities in Michigan
    11. 11. Why the disparities? <ul><li>While the data are silent on cause, a few </li></ul><ul><li>common sense conclusions come to </li></ul><ul><li>mind: </li></ul><ul><li>SES </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Self-determination </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul>
    12. 12. Video <ul><li>Access to Medical Care for People with Physical Disabilities </li></ul>
    13. 13. Creating a respectful environment: language <ul><li>‘People first’ language is exactly what it sounds like – putting the person before the diagnosis or disability. You already do this. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Examples of people first language <ul><li>Say: </li></ul><ul><li>Mary has a head injury </li></ul><ul><li>Joe has Down Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Jane uses a wheelchair </li></ul><ul><li>Not: </li></ul><ul><li>Mary is brain-damaged </li></ul><ul><li>Joe is retarded </li></ul><ul><li>Jane is wheelchair bound </li></ul>
    15. 15. The ‘R’ Word
    16. 16. Physical Activity for Women with Disabilities An issue of amplified importance
    17. 17. Physical Activity Guidelines <ul><li>150 minutes/week of moderate intensity, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more days per week, muscle strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Physical Activity Resources <ul><li>EnhanceFitness </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritis Foundation fitness program </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritis Foundation Aquatics </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) </li></ul>
    19. 19. Online Resources <ul><li>www.midisabilityhealth.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncpad.org </li></ul>
    20. 20. Thank you! <ul><li>Candice Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Project Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotion for People with Disabilities - MDCH </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>517-335-3188 </li></ul>

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