State Health Assessment Tool
The Ohio Department of Health has released an interactive online tool to view state-wide and county-specific data on demographic trends, public health, healthcare spending, and more.
Check it out here
ODHP Releases New Tobacco Fact Sheet
Ohio Disability and Health Program is pleased to announce the release of a smoking cessation fact sheet that was designed to meet the needs of a diverse population. The fact sheet uses principles of Universal Design and incorporates feedback from disability self-advocates, tobacco control stakeholders, and public health researchers and professionals. Please use the following link to access the PDF document. Both the link and PDF can be used immediately, and shared widely among tobacco control partners.
Link to fact sheet [PDF] here
Inclusive Cooking Matters Study Published
Ohio Disability and Health has published of a pilot study on Cooking Matters for adults with developmental disabilities (DD) and their direct support professionals (DSPs)! We are so grateful for our partner, Local Matters, whose generous collaboration made this project possible.
Cooking Matters is a cooking-based nutrition education intervention, developed by Share Our Strength, for people with low health literacy. It was identified that both adults with DD and DSPs showed positive trends in healthy food preparation, eating a balanced diet, and reduction in cooking barriers at post-test and 6-months after the intervention. Qualitative data revealed that both participant groups reported that they learned about healthy food and beverage choices and various cooking skills. Both participant groups reported confidence in skills learned and were satisfied with the intervention and approach of including adults with DD and DSPs in the intervention together.
Read the paper here
New article on the effectiveness of the LIFT program
Ohio Disability and Health Program has published on the effectiveness of Living Independent From Tobacco, a tobacco cessation intervention designed for people with disabilities. Six months after the intervention, both people with disabilities and their caregivers reduced smoking by 50%, and each group showed increased use of coping skills and self-efficacy to manage nicotine withdrawal.
Visit the SAGE website to read more: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1179173X18825075
Look for us at APHA on November 11th
Will you be attending the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting this year? If so, come find us! We’ll be presenting the following posters at the Emerging Issues in Disability and Public Health Poster Sessions on November 11th. We’d love to chat with you in person about our projects or what you’re up to in your area!
Potential for Disability and Health Collaboration in Every State: An Analysis of a State-based Partnership to Enhance Inclusion at the Local Level
David Ellsworth, MPH, CHES1, Sabrina Moxcey, Bachelor of Arts and Science2, Jamie McGrath, BSW, LSW and Susan Havercamp, PhD1, (1)The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, (2)College of Public Health, The Ohio State University
Developing an Inclusive Health Promotion Strategy for Adults with Disabilities and Direct Support Professionals
Ann Robinson, B.S., Susan Havercamp, PhD and Wesley Barnhart, B.A., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
ODH and HPIO need your input!
The Ohio Department of Health and the Health Policy Institute of Ohio invite you to participate in Ohio’s next
State Health Assessment (SHA) by attending a regional community forum. These forums provide stakeholders
from a wide variety of sectors with an opportunity to identify health-related priorities, strengths, challenges and
emerging trends for all areas of the state.
Join us for an interactive forum where you can provide input on the 2019 SHA and the next State Health
Improvement Plan (SHIP) in the morning and provide input for the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and
Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Needs Assessments in the afternoon. This event is open to
all stakeholders who are interested in improving health and quality of life in Ohio. Space is limited.
Official Announcement of Core Competencies: