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I’m proud to announce that we’ve added a new link to the standard resources included in the Resource Library of all our products. The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a great resource for those with disabilities (and their service providers) to find recreational activities that promote increased physical activity and health. One of the things that caught my eye was the 5k training programs.
Here’s the information they provide about themselves:
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is positioned to effect change in health promotion/obesity management among people with disabilities through its existing 13-year history of providing advocacy, services and programs to numerous organizations and people throughout the country. The primary focus of the Center’s approach is to collaborate with the nation’s leading health advocacy and disability organizations in linking them to the hundreds of program initiatives ongoing across the nation, and using this framework to build inclusion and integration into these existing programs. The Center is focusing on five key goal areas: (a) Developing Leadership through the formation of localInclusive Health Coalitions (IHCs) that support community health inclusion for children, adults and seniors with disabilities across community sectors (schools, fitness centers, workplaces, health care facilities, and community-at-large); (b) Providing individualizedInformation, Referral and Consultation services to people with disabilities, families, caregivers, policymakers, organizations, community members, health care practitioners and public health professionals through an expansive array of web-based materials customized to end users; (c) Promoting community and individual behavior change through a Health Communications network that channels social media between and within disability and non-disability service providers and organizations; (d) Developing a set of guidelines/criteria to promote inclusive Policies in physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle weight management and establishingPartnerships with major leaders in the disability and public health communities to ensure inclusion into various community transformation programs; and (e) Developing a comprehensiveTraining initiative that educates disability and non-disability service providers in community health inclusion. The expected results of the Center’s activities include 1) greater support for promoting inclusivepolicies, systems and environments that support the needs of people with disabilities; and 2) improved health behaviors (i.e., physical activity and nutrition) and better weight management strategies for addressing obesity in children and adults with disabilities.
Check them out and let us know what you think!
Edited 9/29/12 to reflect changes in tiers of service.
On June 2nd, 2011, the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) announced a new graphic will replace the food pyramid. The hope is that the new graphic, which appears at the right, is easier to understand. Click on the plate to go to the website for more information, and/or use the .pdf links below to promote nutrition education.
Getting Started with MyPlate ? Begin here. [PDF]
A Brief History of USDA Food Guides ? For almost 100 years, USDA has been providing food guidance to American consumers. [PDF]
Selected messages ? Seven key consumer messages from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [PDF]
Dietary Guidelines 2010 Consumer Brochure ? Let’s Eat for the Health of It… Build a healthy plate. Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt. Eat the right amount of calories for you. Be physically active your way. [PDF]
Sample menus at 2000 calorie level ? Current with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, these menus give an example of how all of the recommendations for food group and nutrient intake can be integrated into a weekly menu. [PDF]
Recipes ? Fifteen recipes (3 from each food group) complete with basic nutritional analyses and food group amounts. [PDF]
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
The Center’s core projects to support its objectives are the following:
For more information on CNPP, or to get more information on these projects, please visitwww.cnpp.usda.gov.
Caring Connections is a national consumer and community engagement initiative encouraging people to:
Knowledgeable and compassionate people to:
Bi-lingual staff are available to assist callers with end-of-life care issues and send free materials in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese on a variety of end-of-life topics.
Birth certificates are required by a number of service providers to demonstrate citizenship for service eligiblity. VitalRec.com provides a list of offices in each county of each State that provide vital records information, which is useful if you’re searching for a record of a birth, death, or marriage, that occurred outside of the county you are located. The information includes the mailing address, fees associated, and payment forms accepted for each type of record. They also offer an online form for ordering and payment if you have a credit card. Please use the information they provide to call the vital records office of interest, before mailing anything, to verify that the fees and procedures provided by vitalrec.com are correct. Some of their fee information may be outdated, so its best to check prior to sending any money.
For convenience, each local chapter of cybercasemanager has a link to the Vitalrec.com website on the Resource Links page, under the category “Identification (IDs)”.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has produced a number of .pdfs conveying the science-based facts of drug abuse and addiction. These educational resources make great reading materials to review with clients who may be struggling with abuse and/or addiction. The .pdfs are available in English and Spanish, and are collected into categories including “Effects of Drug Abuse”, “Health Effects of Specific Drugs”, “Prevention and Treatment”, and “Survey Data”. There are approximately 22 .pdfs
For convenience, each local chapter of cybercasemanager has a link to the Fact Sheets on Drug Abuse and Addiction, located in the “Addiction Tx” section of the Resource Links page.