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Kansas Disability and Health Program News, Fall 2017

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Hall Presents DHP Information at KUMC

Three women stand in front of a large poster.October 2016 - DHP director Jean Hall (center in photo) presented the poster "The Kansas Disability and Health Program: Addressing Health Promotion and Physical Activity for Kansans with Disabilities" at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Faculty Research Day and Poster Session on Oct. 28.



Nary Presents at Interhab

Three women seated at a table.October 2016 - DHP staff member Dot Nary made two presentations at Interhab's annual conference in Wichita, Oct. 13-14, 2016.

She provided an introduction to the Kansas Disability and Health program with "Kansans with Disabilities CAN Be Healthy!" and also discussed "Polypharmacy: Why Is It a Problem and What Can We Do About It?" Heather Lassmann and Whitney Owecke co-authored the polypharmacy presentation. At the conference's Idea Café, Nary presented on the topic "Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities."

Pictured from left: Owecke, Lassmann and Nary.

CDC Awards Funding for Kansas Disability and Health Program (DHP)

September 2016 - Faculty and staff in KU’s Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, Research and Training Center on Independent Living and Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities will work with organizations across Kansas to implement a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Kansas DHP will help improve the health of individuals with disabilities by increasing accessibility to programs and removing barriers to services designed to promote healthy living. Read the news release.



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