Data Briefs & Reports

Just Released: 2017 NH Disability & Public Health Report

The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (DPH) has released its annual NH Disability & Public Health Report.  The graphic report provides information on health disparities and health risk factors experienced by individuals with mobility and cognitive limitations in NH, suggesting strategies that policymakers and program managers can use to establish more inclusive programs and initiatives within NH.

“We went with a much shorter, more graphic representation of the data this year,” said Kimberly Phillips, project Co-Investigator and co-author of the report.  “This allows us to draw people’s attention right to key issues, like employment and physical activity, that really impact the health of people with cognitive and/or mobility disabilities.”

We want to hear from you! We appreciate your feedback and will use your comments to help us improve future editions of the report.

Disability In Focus

DPH's Disability In Focus series provides in-depth information about specific topics, highlighting New Hampshire data, personal stories, and policy options to address health disparities.

 

Employment & Cognitive Disabilities

Employment opportunities benefit NH adults with cognitive disabilities.

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Diabetes Prevention

New Hampshire adults with disabilities need better diabetes prevention care.

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Health Communication Needs

Include "low-tech" options to share health information with people with disabilities.

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Health Care Access

Despite the fact that the majority of NH adults with disabilities have health insurance, barriers to health care persist.

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Disability & Women's Health

Women with disabilities need better access to preventive cancer screening.

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Data Reports & Publications

 

New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report

Each year, DPH publishes an annual Disability & Public Health report. The annual report provides information about health disparities and health risk factors experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations, suggesting strategies that policymakers and program managers can use to establish more inclusive programs and initiatives in New Hampshire.

The most recent report (2016) marks an exciting milestone for NH as it is the first time the data allow for analysis of health outcomes by specific disability types (mobility, cognitive, and visual). Download the 2016 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report & please give us your feedback.

●  Download the 2014 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report

●  Download the 2013 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Needs Assessment

White Paper: Examining Preventive Cancer Screening Rates among Vulnerable Adults in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaborative (NH CCC) Equity Task Force recently released a white paper examining cancer prevention and screening rates among hard-to-reach, vulnerable populations in New Hampshire. The Equity Task Force was convened in 2015 to further the NH CCC’s mission to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality for the people of NH. Dr. Kimberly Phillips, DPH Co-Investigator, served as a Task Force co-chair; she and Sara Rainer, DPH Project Manager, co-authored the white paper with other members of the Task Force.

 

New England RHEC Releases Regional Health Equity Report & Call to Action

DPH's involvement with the New England Regional Health Equity Council (NE RHEC) led to the inclusion of disability as a health equity population in the NH RHEC's Regional Health Equity Profile & Call to Action. The report uses a Social Determinants of Health framework to examine key indicators of health (e.g., healthy eating, physical activity, risky behaviors, access to health care), concluding with a regional call to action. With DPH's guidance and expertise, NE RHEC is the only RHEC in the country to include disability as a health equity population.