The DHP works with partners across the state including community organizations, state departments, and self-advocates to improve accessible preventive health care and health promotion activities for adults with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities and adults with mobility disabilities. Through collaboration, engagement, and planning DHP aims to achieve these goals.
The Disability and Health Advisory Work Group (DHAWG) provides guidance and feedback on program activity. Their efforts support the program to:
- Better understand the needs and gaps in information, resources, and barriers to engagement with healthcare services and health promotion programs among adults with IDD or mobility disabilities
- Develop an action plan to address needs and gaps in for preventive health care and health promotion programs among adults with IDD or mobility disabilities
- Strengthened efforts to facilitate accessible healthcare visits and health promotion programs for adults with IDD or mobilities disabilities
- Enhanced DHP activities and reach through partnerships with complementary public health programs
The New Hampshire Disability and Health Program is partnering with Northeast Passage (NEP) to improve health outcomes for NH individuals with disabilities by supporting their community-based recreational therapy program. Recreation therapists at NEP have a long history of working with who individuals who experience disabilities to find creative solutions and adaptations for recreation participation and community access. This program is designed to increase active engagement in life in ways that are personally fulfilling and supportive of an individual’s overall health. To learn more about this program please email Tye Thompson at Northeast Passage or call 603-862-6174.
Want to hear from a program participant? Check out Kathleen’s experience working with a recreation therapist from Northeast Passage through this program.