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Freehold Family Health Center

Working with the Disability Community Starts with Meaningful Outreach and Relationship Building

Working with the Disability Community Starts with Meaningful Outreach and Relationship Building JENNA SISTAD / Neighborhood Connections to HealthJanuary 20, 2023 The objective of our project in Freehold Borough is to remove barriers to health care experienced by people with disabilities. The project is being undertaken by three community partners: the Borough of Freehold, the […]

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Using the arts to advance disability equity

Using the arts to advance disability equity Research shows that participation in the arts provides alternative approaches to learning and engagement for disabled students. Live music, dance, and theater activate our brains and bodies and stimulate our senses in ways that lead to increased engagement and connection. Michelle L. Marigliano /  Young AudiencesJanuary 3, 2023 United

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Making the Jersey Shore accessible to all

Making the Jersey Shore accessible to all Family Resource NetworkJanuary 2, 2023 The Family Resource Network and our partners at Stockton University are working towards increasing the accessibility and inclusivity of public spaces in New Jersey’s coastal zones. The inclusivity scorecard we developed during the first round of IHC funding is being evaluated by the

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NJ Human Services recognizes family caregivers during National Family Caregiving Month

NJ Human Services recognizes family caregivers during National Family Caregiving Month In NJ, over a million family caregivers provide unpaid care to loved ones who are elderly, disabled or chronically ill NJ Department of Human ServicesDecember 1, 2022 As National Family Caregiving Month comes to an end, Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today recognized family

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City Green cuts ribbon on Inclusive Healthy Communities project to increase disability access

City Green cuts ribbon on Inclusive Healthy Communities project to increase disability access Everybody should have access to natural outdoor spaces and to grow healthy food and enjoy passive recreation in a beautiful space and a beautiful garden. city greenOctober 30, 2022 On Wednesday, October 20th, City Green celebrated the ribbon cutting for their Inclusive

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Living Safely with disabilities and special health needs

Children’s Specialized Hospital launches safety education website for people with disabilities

Children’s Specialized Hospital launches safety education website for people with disabilities RWJBarnabas HealthOctober 21, 2022 Children’s Specialized Hospital, part of the Children’s Health Network at RWJBarnabas Health, today announced the launch of the Living Safely Online Center for Safety (rwjbh.org/cshlivingsafely), a new website designed to advance safety education and injury prevention for people with disabilities.

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These doctors admit they don’t want patients with disabilities

These doctors admit they don’t want patients with disabilities When granted anonymity in focus groups, physicians let their guards down and shared opinions consistent with experiences of many people with disabilities. Gina Kolata / New York TimesOctober 19, 2022 For a quarter of a century, Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, a professor of medicine at Harvard, has

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A man in an all-terrain wheelchair visiting Atsion Recreation Area with a companion.

Making nature accessible to people with disabilities

How we’re making nature more accessible for people with disabilities Carleton MontgomeryExecutive Director, Pinelands Preservation AllianceAugust 1, 2022 In 2021, we at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and our partners began working with people with disabilities, their advocates and caregivers on a project we call “The Pinelands Is for Everyone.” This project has opened our minds

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Rutgers School of Social Work

Rutgers School of Social Work evaluates IHC program

Rutgers School of Social Work evaluates IHC program Rutgers School of Social WorkMarch 2022 A research team at the Rutgers University School of Social Work released an evaluation of the Inclusive Healthy Communities (IHC) grant program, launched in 2020 by the Division of Disability Services, NJ Department of Human Services. The Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant

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Building healthy communities

Building healthy communities: Opportunities for New Jersey municipalities to promote inclusion of people with disabilities The New Jersey Inclusive Healthy Communities (IHC) grant program is a new and exciting initiative of the state Department of Human Services Division of Disability Services (DDS) that seeks to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in building healthy

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