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Thursday, December 3 • 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Healthy LIfestyles: Your Heatlh, Your Choice LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

People with disabilities experience greater health disparities than people without disabilities. The Healthy Lifestyles Program (HL) is an evidenced based program that offers young adults with I/DD the opportunity to learn about, explore, and experience healthy behaviors in order to live healthier lives. The HL's Program, Your Health, Your Choice for Young Adults with I/DD is a successful health promotion program that was adopted by, and is currently implemented in, several prominent I/DD service providers in Oregon. These agencies have taken the lead in Oregon to ensure the people they serve have the education and resources to make healthy choices. OBJECTIVES: 1) Discuss the importance of taking a holistic approach to health, i.e., the 5 components of a healthy lifestyles (social health, physical health, emotional health, health through meaningful activities, and spiritual health); 2) Learn strategies for engaging young adults with I/DD in a peer-facilitated and accessible health promotion intervention; and 3) Understand the benefits of offering a Healthy Lifestyles program within community-based residential or vocational settings.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Weaver

Angela Weaver

Program Manager, OODH
I work for the Oregon Office on Disability and Health in Portland Oregon.  We conduct health promotion and access to health care activities for people with disabilities. We are funded by the CDC.


Thursday December 3, 2015 4:20pm - 5:10pm PST
Sunstone 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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