Data Briefs & Reports

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. Learn about the role of informal caregivers and explore policy options to facilitate their contribution.


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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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2018 NH Disability & Public Health Infographic

The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health project's 2018 infographic shares data about education, income, and health insurance among NH adults with mobility and cognitive disabilities.

“With NH's current focus on Public Health 3.0, we wanted this year's report to explore areas that really affect peoples' ability to live healthy lives” said Kimberly Phillips, project lead and co-author of the report. 

The infographic looks at race and ethnicity as well as disability. It offers policy options to improve health equity for all people in NH.

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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.

Last year's report (2017) was the first time the project adopted a shorter, more graphic style to share the data more accessibly and better highlight policy options. Download the 2017 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Infographic Report & please give us your feedback.

●  Download the 2016 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report

●  Download the 2014 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Report

●  Download the 2013 New Hampshire 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.