Disability Health Resources

The Affordable Care Act

How will the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act impact people with disabilities? What about the changes in access to Medicaid?
Alliance for Medicaid Access - MDHHS 

Continuing Education Opportunities

You can help people with disabilities get quality healthcare, and gain a better understanding of healthcare and wellness issues concerning people with disabilities - while increasing your cultural competency and earning CEUs.

Two online courses (one centering on physical and sensory disabilities, and one on developmental disabilities) are available free to healthcare and public health professionals nationwide.

To take the courses:

  • Go to https://mi.train.org (first time users will be asked to create a login name and password).
  • Search for Healthcare Access for Persons with Disabilities (two courses are available: Part I on physical and sensory disabilities, and Part II on developmental disabilities).
  • One CEU for each course will be offered for a $15 fee.
  • Course requirements for successful completion are 70%.

Lose Weight

Losing just 10% of your body weight can make significant improvements to both your physical and mental health. Pledge to lose 10% and get your free MI Healthier Tomorrow starter kit.
www.michigan.gov/mihealthiertomorrow

Get Healthy

Use the tools on Michigan's health and wellness page to make Michigan a healthier state - starting with you!
www.michigan.gov/healthymichigan

Federal Disability Resources

This website is the national clearinghouse for disability-related information and resources.
www.disability.gov 

Guide to a Healthy Home

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services presents this booklet to help keep your home free of things that can cause health problems or injuries.
Healthy Home Guide 

Inclusive Image Library

Positive, active images of people with a variety of disabilities for your publications - free!
fodh.phhp.ufl.edu/training-resources/inclusive-image-library-photo-release/ 

Michigan Disability Resource Directory

This website details a wealth of disability resources in Michigan in the areas of employment, education, housing, transportation, health, benefits, technology, accessibility, programs and services, disability rights, and recreation.
www.michigan.gov/disabilityresources 

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability - because physical activity is for EVERY body!
www.ncpad.org 

Planning Accessible Meetings

This link will take you to a booklet that describes how to plan meetings that are accessible to everyone.
www.ada.gov/business/accessiblemtg.htm#tempbarrierremoval 

Prevent Breast Cancer

Women with disabilities need regular screening for breast cancer, too. Here you'll find basic information on breast cancer screening.

A link to Michigan's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, which provides free life-saving screening services for low-income women:
www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_2955_2975-13487--,00.html 

Find an accessible mammography facility near you. Search for your county alphabetically.

Listen to stories about women with disabilities who are also breast cancer survivors.

photo of june
transcript of June's story
  photo of judi
transcript of Judi's story
 
photo of diane
transcript of Diane's story
  photo of helen
transcript of Helen's story


If you are an agency or organization that would like to access free promotional materials on breast cancer screening for women with physical disabilities, click here for the 'Right to Know' campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/righttoknow/index.html 

Quit Smoking

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides these resources to help you quit.
www.michigan.gov/tobacco 

Resources on smoking cessation and people with disabilities, from the American Association on Health and Disability

Tobacco brochure on quitting smoking for people with disabilities and their health providers.