Health & Wellness for Teens Living with Disabilities
An Effective Practice
The Teen Wellness program used participatory action development strategies to develop a modular curriculum addressing the health and wellness of teens living with disabilities. The curriculum was developed and tested among multidisciplinary graduate level student health care providers to determine the efficacy of an educational intervention to promote provider health promotion for teens with disabilities.
Goal / Mission
The project goals included sensitizing professionals-in-training to core areas of health promotion for teens with disabilities and increasing professionals' competence in understanding the issues and addressing the needs of teens or referring teens to appropriate resources.
Results / Accomplishments
Pre, post, and follow-up testing revealed significant increases in knowledge, skill, and confidence among participants. This supports targeting the health promotion practices of health professionals to decrease barriers to health and wellness for teens with disabilities.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Laura Hammond
Child Development & Rehabilitation Center
PO Box 574
Portland, OR 97207
Health / Disabilities
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
- Rehabilitation Research & Training Center: Health & Wellness Consortium
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- Date of publication
- Portland, OR
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