What’s New:

Consensus Reached on Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education

The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (the Alliance) and the Ohio Disability and Health Program have partnered to improve the disability training that health care students receive. We asked for the help of medical professionals, educators, and people who live and/or work with disability to help us refine a draft set of disability competencies using the Delphi Method.  As of April 2018, the Competency Development Committee reached consensus on a final draft of the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education and are currently seeking endorsements of these standards from health care provider organizations and educational accreditation boards.

Visit the Core Competencies website for more information. go.osu.edu/disability competencies

Disability Does Not Equal Inability

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has developed an excellent video detailing the story of Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, a Michigan Medicine faculty member that in residency, sustained a spinal cord injury and subsequent paralysis. Okanlami explains his catchphrase “disabusing disability” and talks about how paralysis changed his perspective on disability, medical education, physicians, and patients.

Check out the link here.

Fact sheet on Smoking Among Ohioans with Disabilities

ODHP has developed a fact sheet to raise awareness regarding smoking disparities faced by Ohioans with disabilities. Click here to access a printable copy.

National Academies Paper Focuses on Compounded Disparities

ODHP PI Dr. Susan Havercamp, joined a recent Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities at the National Academy of Sciences to explore the issues at the intersection of health equity, health disparities, health literacy, and people living with disabilities. She is co-author on a commissioned paper on the topic, Compounded Disparities: Health Equity at the Intersection of Disability, Race, and Ethnicity.

Read the paper here.

Community Engagement Conference 2018

The Ohio Disability and Health Program joined with Nisonger Center clinical services and LEND training program to present at the first annual Community Engagement Conference held at Ohio State January 24-25. ODHP Health Services Policy Specialist, David Ellsworth, partnered with OSU Extension office and Creating Healthy Communities in Marion County to present on ‘Bridging the Gap of Food Insecurity through Inclusivity.’ The ODHP/Nisonger team created a poster highlighting partnerships that promote health and wellness of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

View the ODHP/Nisonger poster here.

Marion County Nutrition and Physical Activity Projects Featured by CDC

ODHP Marion County Public Health partners in the Creating Healthy Communities Program were featured on the CDC website! Check it out here.