Data Briefs & Reports

Disability in Focus: October 2019

The October 2019 issue of Disability in Focus highlights the North Country, where disability is experienced by one in four adults.  In the North Country, adults are two times more likely than the rest of the state to have hearing and / or mobility disabilities.  Review the data and learn strategies to promote the regional public health of people with disabilities throughout the state.

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Disability in Focus: June 2019

The June 2019 issue of Disability in Focus points out that New Hampshire adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have diabetes need more access to Diabetes Self-Management Education and more comprehensive diabetes-related health care. Explore the data findings and learn about strategies to improve diabetes education and care.

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2019 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health project's 2019 infographic shares data about social determinants of health (education, income, and health employment) and health indicators among NH adults with mobility and cognitive disabilities.

“This year, we wanted to show that adults with disabilities in New Hampshire are more likely than adults without disabilities to have diabetes and heart disease," said Kimberly Phillips, project lead and co-author of the report. "Public health programs need to be aware of factors that contribute to these health outcomes, such as lower rates of physical activity and more delayed medical care.

The infographic looks at disparities in health among NH adults with disabilities, compared to those without. It offers strategies to improve health equity for all people in NH.

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Disability in Focus: November 2018

The November 2018 issue of Disability in Focus highlights the importance of supporting informal and family caregivers, who provide meaningful assistance to people with disabilities living in the community. 

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Disability in Focus: September 2018

The September 2018 issue of Disability in Focus points out that people with disabilities in New Hampshire would benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables.  September is Fruits & Vegetables: More Matters month.  Explore the data and learn about policy options to promote healthy eating.

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Disability In Focus Archives

DPH's Disability In Focus series provides in-depth information about specific topics, highlighting New Hampshire data, personal stories, and policy options to address health disparities.

 

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NH Adults with Disabilities Are Motivated to Quit Smoking

Learn about smoking trends and attempts to quit among NH adults with disabilities.

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Healthy Lifestyles for People with IDD

Personal and social supports are essential for people with IDD to access healthy foods and physical activity.

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Employment & Cognitive Disabilities

Employment opportunities benefit NH adults with cognitive disabilities.

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Diabetes Prevention

New Hampshire adults with disabilities need better diabetes prevention care.

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Health Communication Needs

Include "low-tech" options to share health information with people with disabilities.

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Health Care Access

Despite the fact that the majority of NH adults with disabilities have health insurance, barriers to health care persist.

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Disability & Women's Health

Women with disabilities need better access to preventive cancer screening.

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Data Reports & Publications

 

New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report

Each year, DPH publishes an NH Disability & Public Health report. The annual report provides information about health behaviors and health risk factors that affect the health equity of people with cognitive and/or mobility disabilities. It suggests strategies that policymakers and program managers can use to establish more inclusive programs and initiatives in New Hampshire (NH).

Download the 2018 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

Download the 2017 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

●  Download the 2016 NH Disability & Public Health Report

●  Download the 2014 NH Disability & Public Health Report

●  Download the 2013 NH Disability & Public Health Report

White Paper: Examining Preventive Cancer Screening Rates among Vulnerable Adults in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaborative (NH CCC) Equity Task Force recently released a white paper examining cancer prevention and screening rates among hard-to-reach, vulnerable populations in New Hampshire. The Equity Task Force was convened in 2015 to further the NH CCC’s mission to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality for the people of NH. Dr. Kimberly Phillips, DPH Co-Investigator, served as a Task Force co-chair; she and Sara Rainer, DPH Project Manager, co-authored the white paper with other members of the Task Force.

 

New England RHEC Releases Regional Health Equity Report & Call to Action

DPH's involvement with the New England Regional Health Equity Council (NE RHEC) led to the inclusion of disability as a health equity population in the NH RHEC's Regional Health Equity Profile & Call to Action. The report uses a Social Determinants of Health framework to examine key indicators of health (e.g., healthy eating, physical activity, risky behaviors, access to health care), concluding with a regional call to action. With DPH's guidance and expertise, NE RHEC is the only RHEC in the country to include disability as a health equity population.