New Hampshire adults with cognitive and/or mobility disabilities are more likely to smoke cigarettes than adults without disabilities. The Disability in Focus, March 2018 data brief, released by the NH Disability & Public Health Project (DPH), shows that NH Adults with disabilities are motivated to quit smoking.
Jennifer Bertrand is a member of the IOD’s Consumer Advisory Council. In April, she along with trainees in the NH-ME LEND program, and members of IOD’s faculty and staff attended the 2018 Disability Policy Seminar. She writes about her experience.
I didn’t know a soul when I slid into my seat during the very first session of the NH Leadership Series (NHLS). As the mother of a 3-year old who had disabilities and someone who was brand new to the state, I hoped to just listen and take in information. The sessions were charged with energy and the speakers, brought in from all over the country, were experts in their fields. Although the first Series was only three sessions long, the impact was felt almost immediately -- our hearts and brains were stirred up in tornado-like winds!
DURHAM, N.H. – Institute on Disability (IOD) Staff Member Melissa Mandrell received an award from the University of New Hampshire’s College of Health and Human Services at their Spring Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Check out the IOD's 2017 Annual Report to learn more about the many ways IOD Faculty & Staff are making an impact.
DURHAM, N.H. – The Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL), a collaboration between the Institute on Disability (IOD) and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at the University of New Hampshire, has announced that Jennifer Rabalais, will be its new Co-Director. She has served as the lead of the CACL communications committee, assisted CACL branding efforts, and supports the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging.
DURHAM, N.H. – On Friday, April 6, 2018, the NH Leadership Series celebrated their 30th Anniversary at Fratello’s in Manchester, NH. During the celebration, Kathy Bates received the Brianna Dillon Leadership Award.
The most successful event thus far, more than 140 alumni, families, and supporters joined to celebrate 30 years of making an impact in New Hampshire, participate in fun raffle games, catch up with classmates, and raised more than $15,000 to support future years of NH Leadership.