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NDCPD’S North Dakota Disability Health II Project funded

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, a Center of Excellence at Minot State University, has been awarded a one-year continuation of its North Dakota Disability Health II Project. The continuation was granted through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The project, which received $300,000, will build on the previous three years of funding and continue to address health promotion, health care accessibility and emergency preparedness for people with disabilities across North Dakota,” said Kari Schmidt, project director.

Project activities have raised awareness of health disparities between people with and without disabilities, and the need for inclusive services in health care and emergency preparedness. Some of the activities provided by project staff include conducting accessibility assessment for clinics, informing health care professionals and emergency planners about inclusion of people with disabilities in services, workshops for adults with disabilities on living a healthy lifestyle, and collaboration with health and emergency groups across the state to include the disability aspect. For questions, contact Schmidt at kari.schmidt@minotstateu.edu.

Published: 10/08/15



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