Data Briefs & Reports

2020 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health project's 2020 infographic shows that adults with disabilities need better access to health care.

“Our infographic report this year shows that people with disabilities have a harder time accessing health care than people without disabilities, and people with multiple disabilities are most likely to face barriers to care" said Evan England, program coordinator and co-author of the report. "Health care practices can help by keeping these barriers in mind and creating inclusive policies to help people who have difficulties with transportation or cost."

The infographic shares factors related to health equity for people with disabilities and offers strategies to improve health care access for all people in NH.

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Disability in Focus: May 2020

The May 2020 issue of Disability in Focus shows that in New Hampshire, people with disabilities and their families are 4 times more likely to report food insecurity than people without disabilities. Food insecurity results from not being able to afford enough food to live an active, healthy life. Review the data and learn about resources to improve food security in NH.

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Disability in Focus: January 2020

The January 2020 issue of Disability in Focus shows that after taking DPH's disability-competence training, healthcare providers' ideas about disability shifted to a more social-model view of disability.  Explore the findings and learn some of the care strategies providers said they would change to offer more accessible, disability-competent care.

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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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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 Annual Reports

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).

Access the 2020 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

Access the 2019 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

Access the 2018 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

Access the 2017 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic Report

Access the 2016 NH Disability & Public Health Report

Access the 2014 NH Disability & Public Health Report

Access 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.