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Health, Wellness and Disability Fact Sheet - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office on Disability: www.hhs.gov/od/documents/HealthWellnessDisability.doc

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities - Source: Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/disabilities/

People with Disabilities Can Lead Long, Healthy Lives - Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/features/disabilities/

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability. The mission of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be: http://www.ncpad.org/index.php

Health and Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities - An Annotated Bibliography of On-Line Resources - Source: Georgetown University & Children’s National Medical Center: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/products/HealthandWellnessAnnotatedBib.pdf

Health Promotion: Can Disability, Chronic Conditions, Health and Wellness Coexist? These sets of articles describe the importance of wellness in the context of disability. It also describes barriers in the community and the need for people with disabilities to engage in wellness behaviors. - Source: National Center on Physical Activity and Disability:




The 2005 Surgeon General’s Call to Action: to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with disabilities This pamphlet describes who people with disabilities are and describes general health guidelines. - Source: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/disabilities/calltoaction/whatitmeanstoyou.pdf

Fit Facts

This website contains hundreds of fact sheets on a variety of fitness and nutrition topics. Fact sheets include choosing a fitness trainer, exercising with health challenges, and cardiovascular, and strength training. The organization requests that you complete a form to ask for permission to reproduce the forms for distribution. - Source: American Council on Exercise: http://www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/fitfacts_list.aspx

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