Disability and Health: Implications for Public Health Practice
Originally broadcast January 15, 2009
Deputy Director, Center for Community Health New York State Department of Health
Margaret A. Turk, MD
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics SUNY Upstate Medical University
ADA Coordinator for Facilities Services at
Program Manager, New York State Department of Health
Disability and Health Program
Disability is a major health concern across the entire age spectrum. Historically, it has been equated with inferior health status, with the health needs of persons with disabilities considered only in relation to their particular limitations. Often the management of the primary disabling condition has been the overriding concern, with less attention paid to the generally recommended standards of health screening and disease prevention.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Discuss the definitions and trends in disability.
- Identify health conditions associated with disabilities as well as the early recognition and prevention of those conditions.
- Describe the benefit of health promotion for people with disabilities.
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-190; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in January 2012 and renewed until January 2015.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.