On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Institute on Disability, in partnership with the MUB and the NH Challenge, will host a free screening of INTELLIGENT LIVES as a part of the Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. This free event is open to the public and UNH community to see Dan Habib’s latest award-winning film followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Driver inattention and distraction was the main contributing factor of work-related commercial motor vehicle crashes.
The New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Program (NH OHSP) has issued a report indicating that long-term lead exposure continues to be a problem in New Hampshire businesses and industries.
Durham, NH – The United States Congress voted to designate March 27, 2019 as National Assistive Technology Day. Members of the Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) program will be in Washington, DC meeting with legislators to share the importance of Assistive Technology.
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update
- Eric Lauer, Megan Henley, and Deb Brucker wrote a paper for the Disability and Health Journal that compared the rates of prescription opioid use, misuse, use disorder, and receipt of prescription opioid treatment between people with and without disabilities. .
- In November, Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., a Clinical Associate Professor at the Institute on Disability presented at the 2018 Gerontech and Innovation Expo Summit (GIES) in Hong Kong. She presented during the third plenary session, Use of Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Living of People with Disabilities, along with experts from Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan.
The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $350,000 grant by the Annie Forts Up Syndrome Fund to establish the Annie Forts Up Syndrome Leadership Training Fund. It will benefit the New Hampshire Leadership Series and is intended to be distributed over the next ten to fifteen years for programmatic and scholarship support.
In partnership with AARP NH and the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) wrapped up the 2018 Senior Leadership Series on November 9, 2018. The Series is an educational program that provides support and training in advocacy and leadership skills for community members in New Hampshire. The program includes five full-day sessions where participants learn about topics such as community organizing, leadership development, and best practices in older adult advocacy issues.