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Living and Working Well: Health Promotion for People with Mobility Impairments

Upcoming RHI Webinar!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
10:00 to 11:00 A.M. MTN
Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/396049714

Join us to learn about two community-based programs that support the health, quality of life, and participation of people living with disabilities in Montana.

Access to healthcare is both a common rural healthcare problem and a specific problem for people with disabilities. When these two challenges are combined, the individual with a disability who lives in a rural area confronts additional barriers to receiving the quality of care that support health, quality of life, and participation in rural communities.

These two evidence-based programs provide alternative models for delivering health promotion services to people with disabilities in rural areas by using existing resources, building community capacity, and encouraging full use of local services to ensure people with disabilities have opportunity to healthy living in Montana.

Topics will include:  the behavioral risks and health status of people with disabilities, secondary conditions, health promotion for people with disabilities, community partnerships, capacity building.

 

Webinar presented by:

Tracy Boehm

Tracy is the director of Knowledge Translation at the University of Montana Rural Institute Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural), where she facilitates the application of research knowledge to increase participation of people with disabilities in rural communities. Ms. Boehm has coordinated RTC: Rural's Living and Working Well with a Disability Programs and has engaged in disability research, training, and program development since 2008. Tracy serves as the past Co-Chair of the Montana Cancer Control Coalition, is a member of the Montana Family Planning Information and Education Committee, and is Knowledge Translation Director for the Montana Disability and Health Program. Ms. Boehm received her BA in Sociology from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and her Master's in Public Health from the University of Montana. Prior to joining the Rural Institute in 2008, she worked in non-profit and health care management.
 
Naomi Kimbell

Naomi is a Training Associate at the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural).  She has an MA in anthropology and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana.  Prior to her employment at RTC: Rural, she worked for many years in local nonprofits that served women and children in violent homes, people in poverty, the homeless, individuals with developmental disabilities and individuals with severe and disabling mental illness. After earning her MFA, she taught writing classes at the university and community college and developed creative writing workshops for community groups.  In her role at RTC: Rural, she is transitioning into coordination of the Living and Working Well with a Disability programs and participates in knowledge translation activities, disseminating research on disability to consumers, providers and policy makers.

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