Disaster & Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities & their Caregivers

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Saturday June 13th at CCHMC Liberty Campus, OH

This is a great opportunity for people with disabilities to learn about local hazards and how they can be prepared. Individuals are welcome to bring a family member or caregiver with them to the training. Participants also receive a FREE Red Cross Emergency Preparedness kit and “Ready Now” packet to create a personal preparedness plan.

**Please note: This training is intended for individuals with disabilities and their family members or caregivers. This is not a train-the-trainer session and is not intended for staff or professionals to attend alone.

Accessible Mammography Facilities and Working with Women with Disabilities Training Seminar 2015 in Columbus, OH


Saturday, June 20th, 2015

9:30AM - 4:00 PM

Susan G. Komen Columbus

929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211

Westerville, OH 43081

Guest Presenter: Edna Marr, R.T. (R)(M)

6 CEU Credits

We hope you can join us for this FREE, day-long training seminar for mammography technologists. Free parking and lunch will be provided. Technologists will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of health care needs of women with disabilities and to improve accessibility of their mammography facilities. Topics include communication, positioning, technologist care, and panel discussions by experienced technologists and women with disabilities.

Please see the Save the Date flyer(PDF). Seating is limited this year!

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ATTENDED THIS TRAINING PREVIOUSLY (COLUMBUS 2013 OR SHAKER HEIGHTS 2014): You can get CEU credit as long as the 2 trainings are NOT within your same "Biennium". For example: If your birthday is in July, your biennium runs from June 30th to following 2 years on June 30th.  In this case, you would not be able to attend both of these seminars and get credit. **Please refer all individual specific CEU eligibility questions to ASRT.

Sponsored by Ohio Disability and Health Program in Partnership with the Ohio Affiliates of Susan G. Komen®

New Smoking Cessation Resources for People with Disabilities

The Ohio Department of Health's Tobacco Program has created smoking cessation materials for people with disabilities (PWD), including 2 Posters promoting the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line and 1 Brochure that includes information about the benefits of quitting smoking for PWD and tips to help caregivers, physicians, healthcare staff and other direct service providers encourage smoking cessation among the PWD they serve. These materials are appropriate for distribution or display at any facility or organization that serves PWD in Ohio. All materials are provided free of charge. Please considering ordering materials for your organization.  To order, please fill out the Fillable Order Form (PDF) and e-mail directly to the Ohio Department of Health at: tobaccoprevention@odh.ohio.gov

You can also download PDFs of the materials on our Health Promotion Resources Page (nisonger.osu.edu/odhp/resources/healthpromotion)


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Who is ODHP?

The Ohio Disability and Health Program (ODHP) is a grant-funded state program with the goals to promote health, improve emergency preparedness, and increase access to care for Ohioans with disabilities. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ODHP will:

  • Develop and enhance program infrastructure and capacity
  • Improve state level health surveillance and monitoring activities
  • Increase awareness of health-related disability policy initiatives
  • Increase health promotion opportunities for people with disabilities to maximize health
  • Improve access to health care for people with disabilities
  • Improve emergency preparedness among people with disabilities
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate program activities

ODHP serves as a resource to the state and is well positioned to provide Technical Assistance related to disability and health for businesses, organizations, and people with disabilities in Ohio.

ODHP is a partnership amongst the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the two Ohio UCEDDs (University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disability) at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC UCEDD), and the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC). Another key collaborator for this program is the disability community; a Disability Community Planning Group (DCPG) has been formed to guide and assist in program activities.

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