Just Released: 2018 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Infographic

In New Hampshire (NH), one-in-four adults ages 65 and up have a mobility and/or cognitive disability. This and other findings are highlighted in the 2018 NH Disability & Public Health Report.

Released by the NH Disability & Public Health Project (DPH), this year’s concise report provides information on factors that underlie health inequities experienced by individuals with mobility and cognitive limitations in NH.  It also suggests strategies that public health programs can use to be inclusive, visible, and accessible to people with disabilities.

Advocating for Community Inclusion for All!

Kathy Bates (LEND 2014) has decades of experience as an advocate for people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment, self-directed care, and rights – all informed by her personal experience with disability. During her LEND fellowship, Kathy worked with the New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project to provide insights into health care practices for individuals with disabilities.

Leading the Way towards Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Maine’s Early and Afterschool System of Care

NH-ME LEND alumnae and Research Associate with Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), Jennifer Maeverde (LEND 2013) has been selected to participate in the 5th cohort in the fall 2018 of the Georgetown University Leadership Academy, a component of the Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence. The Academy is designed to build the capacity of leaders to advance cultural and linguistic competence and respond to the growing cultural diversity among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

New Release: Facts & Figures: The 2018 Annual Report on Disability in New Hampshire

Up-to-date statistics are essential to policymaking, planning, research, and advocacy. While federal agencies collect data and generate a variety of statistics about the population with disabilities in the United States, it is often difficult for local government agencies, individuals with disabilities, and even seasoned researchers to find these statistics.