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Ohio Disability and Health Program: Health Promotion; Access to Care; Emergency Preparedness

Ohio Disability and Health Program


Flyer for Healthy Lifestyles Train-the-Trainer Event in JuneODHP is offering a Healthy Lifestyles Train-the-Trainer Workshop in June

Attend a free, fun, and educational 2-day workshop for people who will commit to teaching people with disabilities about Healthy Lifestyles!** 

Click here for workshop details

Start your registration here!  **Please Note** Registration will open on April 21st.  If your organization has already attended a Healthy Lifestyles workshop you must wait until April 23rd to begin registration.

The Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum was designed by and for people with disabilities to help people develop confidence and skills to stay on a journey toward a healthy and happy life.

**For this train-the-trainer workshop, organizations will be required to submit an Organizational Commitment Form before registration can be complete. The Ohio Disability and Health works to improve the health of people with disabilities. Through the Healthy Lifestyles training, our goal is to improve health promotion programs for Ohioans with disabilities. The Organizational Commitment Form can be downloaded here. Forms are due within 5 days of initial registration.  Please sumbit the completed form to Erica Coleman: Erica.Coleman@cchmc.org

Participants will:

* Learn about the history of the Healthy Lifestyles Program

* Experience many of the hands-on practical aspects of the workshop

* Receive a certificate as a "Certified Lead HL Trainer"

* Receive all the necessary HL training materials

* Have the opportunity to network with peers

Download a PDF of the Save-the-Date flyer by Clicking Here, or on the image.


The Ohio Disability and Health Program with the Ohio Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure present: Accessible Mammography Facilities and Working with Women with Disabilities Training Seminar

You are invited to attend a free training seminar for mammography technologists this July! This is a great opportunity to learn how to make the mammography experience accessible for women with disabilities!*

*6 CEU Credits pending from ASRT

ASRT requires participants must attend the entire activity as approved to earn the credits.

Contact information:

Registration information and more details will be coming soon.


ODHP is also pleDisabilityBasics_Overview_Coverased to announce that the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released the first brief in their three-part series examining disability and health in Ohio. This first brief is titled “Health and disabilities basics: Overview of health coverage, programs and services” (pdf, 12 pages). The brief provides an excellent overview of health coverage, programs, and services for people with disabilities, and also contains information on disability demographics, scope issues, and eligibility. The second brief, to be released later this year, will look at the challenges for people with disabilities in achieving optimal health and the third brief will examine current state and federal policies.

ODHP has contributed to this brief by providing content on disability demographics and health disparities in Ohio. A link to the brief can also be found on our Health Policy Resources Page.



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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 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) is an advisory panel that has been formed to guide and assist in program activities.

In addition to these seven goals, 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.

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