Health matters for people with developmental disabilities : creating a sustainable health promotion program
By: Marks, Beth.
Contributor(s): Sisirak, Jasmina | Heller, Tamar.Publisher: Baltimore Paul H Brookes Publishing 2010Description: xvii, 152 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781598570007.Subject(s): DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | HEALTH PROMOTION | HEALTH INFORMATION | HEALTHY LIVING
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Health promotion and health status
Behaviors and environment
Setting goals with individuals and your organization
Implementing a health promotion program
Sustaining your health promotion program.
"People with developmental disabilities are at significant risk for health problems. Effective health promotion can improve outcomes ... A start-to-finish framework for health promotion, this book shows administrators and service providers how to increase supports for health education, exercise and nutrition by implementing their own successful program." - BOOK JACKET
This book is based on the successful outcomes of the innovative five year University of Chicago Train-the-Trainer Health Promotion research programme for staff in community-based organisations to enhance health status, increase physical activity and improve food choices in settings in which people with developmental disabilities work and live.
A start-to-finish framework for health promotion, this book shows administrators and service providers how to increase supports for health education, exercise and nutrition by implementing their own successful program.
Complete with practical planning materials such as a “getting started” checklist, assessment tools and a sample program timeline and budget, this highly accessible guide with help service providers ensure better health for people with disabilities.
Individual chapters deal with; health promotion and health status, behaviours and environment, setting goals, implementing a health promotion program and sustaining that program.