Additional Resources & Information

Inclusive opportunities for health and wellness are important. Whether you are a person with a disability, a public health or health professional, a caregiver, or other, many resources are available to assist you.

Physical Activity & Nutrition

Increased healthy behaviors and participation in programs and that promote active and healthy lifestyles can significantly improve health outcomes of people with disabilities.

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

NCHPAD is a web-based source of information on health, physical activity and disability. NCHPAD hosts a searchable database of articles, video clips, and programs for educators, individuals, caregivers, and fitness professionals.

My Plate

My Plate is the current nutrition guide from the United States Department of Agriculture.  My Plate provides tips, tools, and resources to help make better food choices.

My foods. My fitness. My health.

A resource from the United States Department of Agriculture to help you create a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan.

HealthMeet®

The Arc’s HealthMeet® offers free health resources aimed at reducing disparities in health and increasing the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The Inclusion Club

The Inclusion Club illustrates examples of best practice in inclusive sporting opportunities from around the globe. Check out their podcasts, webinars, and collection of videos about inclusive sports and recreation.

Impact: Supporting Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This issue of Impact shares overview articles, program and personal profiles, how-to-articles, and resources from those leading the way in wellness for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Living Well with a Disability

Living Well with a Disability is an evidence-based, peer-led health promotion program for people with disabilities. The ten-week program teaches life skills to set and achieve quality-of-life goals.

Accessible Web, Documents, and Media

Accessibility is a moving target and an ongoing obligation. Stay up to date with best practices and optimize usability with these resources and tips.

30 Web Accessibility Tips

Tips for web designers and content editors to help create web resources that are accessible to all users.

A Beginners Guide to Creating Accessible Documents

Learn the steps for creating an accessible document and the importance of having content accessible. Areas explored include the use of alternative tags, styles, headings, and hyperlink texts.

Plain Language Strategies

Plain language allows your audience to easily find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information. Learn concrete tips & tools for writing in plain language with this webcast hosted by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

WAI provides strategies, guidelines, resources to make the web accessible to people with disabilities. WAI develops guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for web accessibility as well as support materials to help understand and implement web accessibility.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)

DO-IT promotes inclusion and success for people with disabilities, offering a wealth of resources regarding web accessibility.

PhotoAbility

PhotoAbility is dedicated to increasing the usage of imagery of people with disabilities in the tourism, leisure and lifestyle mediums by providing high quality stock photos. Find disability inclusive images for websites, publications, advertisements, etc.

Data Resources

Access state-level data for insight and information about the health and wellness of adults with and without disabilities.

Disability Health Data System (DHDS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s DHDS provides instant access to state-level health and demographic data about adults with disabilities.

NH Health WISDOM

NH Health WISDOM provides state public health data, allowing users to create and produce customized reports, maps, and time trend analysis.