Each of these publications is available free of charge to North Carolina residents and a small fee for multiple copies for out-of-state residents. Many can be downloaded in html or pdf format. If you are interested in ordering NC Office on Disability and Health publications please contact Chris Mackey, Disability & Health Specialist, NC Office on Disability & Health, NC Division of Public Health at 919-707-5607 or Chris.Mackey@dhhs.nc.gov.
You may also contact Karen Luken, NC Office on Disability and Health, FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-CH at 919-966-0881 or email@example.com.
* Whenever possible, NCODH will make information available in alternate formats, such as large print, Braille, audio, diskette, upon request. Please note that this may not be possible for all publications.
Breast Health Care: Easy to Read, Easy to Understand
This pamphlet was developed to teach women with intellectual disabilities about breast cancer screening, how to be healthier and how to be their own health care advocate. The information is at a low reading level (3rd grade), provides pictures and diagrams, and reflects the concerns and images of these women.
Due to strong interest, we have to limit quantity ordered to 15. You may also download the pamphlet in pdf or accessible format at no cost.
Removing Barriers to Health Care: A Guide for Health Professionals
This booklet, developed by NCODH and the Center for Universal Design at N.C. State University, walks the health care provider through the process of making a medical facility physically accessible. It is complete with specific ADA requirements, picture illustrations, and some helpful tips on creating accessible environments and services. Download PDF (335KB)
Removing Barriers: Tips and Strategies to Promote Accessible Communication
This booklet is an easy-to-read, quick reference guide that addresses the basics on ways to effectively communicate and interact with people with disabilities. Provides information and tips that can be incorporated in the workplace as well as in daily community living. This publication is no longer available in print. The publication, Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That Are Accessible to All Participants, includes related information and is available in print. Download PDF (113KB) or read online
Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities: A Guide for Accommodating All Members, Including People with Disabilities and Older Adults (2008 Edition)
This guide provides ways you can make a health club's facility and services more accessible to all people, including people with disabilities and older adults. Illustrations demonstrate how barriers in the physical environment can be removed and how exercise equipment and programs can be designed to create a welcoming facility. Download PDF (2.92 MB)
Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings that are Accessible to all Participants
This publication highlights guidelines and strategies to help organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. The guide focuses on small and last-minute meetings to make sure that a variety of participants are included in all aspects of organizational life. Download PDF (958KB)
North Carolina Recreation Resource Guide
This guide includes a listing of inclusive recreation facilities and opportunities in North Carolina for individuals with disabilities. Resources include community, state, and regional recreation resources as well as national adapted sports and recreation organizations. Download PDF (304KB) or read online
Recreation A Great Way to Be Active
This booklet is an easy to use guide to help anyone with a disability plan for more recreation. This step-by-step format is filled with helpful hints and ideas. Download PDF(5049KB) or read online. Also available in Spanish. Download PDF en Espanol or read online en Espanol.
Teaching, Responding, & Communicating Quality Physical Education
This 4-page brochure summarizes simple techniques and adaptations for children with phyiscal and/or mental disabilities that may not be able to have their needs met in a regular physical education class. It offers basic information such as activity modifications and communication. Download the PDF (290KB) or read online.
Women with Disabilities in North Carolina:
This report is a composite of information gathered at three focus group meetings. The purpose of these focus groups was to identify important health and health care issues for women with disabilities in North Carolina in preparation for the 1998 North Carolina Women’s Health Summit. Available only in hardcopy.
A Provider's Guide for the Care of Women with Physical Disabilities & Chronic Medical Conditions
This guide, originally written by Dr. Sandra Welner, has been updated by Suzanne C. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, FAAN and
Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, RN, PhD, FAAN. The guide is designed for clinicians to
improve their knowledge and practice in providing care to women with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions.
It includes information on access to general medical care, removing common barriers, comprehensive reproductive health care and health promotion and wellness.
Download PDF (164KB) or
Not available in hard copy
This special issue health and wellness magazine for women with disabilities focuses on achieving wellness,
not removing disability. Articles in Orchid include topics such as relationships, recreation and leisure,
travel, and gardening. Orchid also offers an abundance of resource listings.
For the complete HTML version of this publication visit the Orchid website
Front Cover/Introduction Download the PDF (216KB)
Health Download the PDF (277KB) or read online
Leisure Download the PDF (578KB) or read online
Mind Download the PDF (169KB)or read online
Nutrition Download the PDF (547KB) or read online
Physical Activity Download the PDF (302KB) or read online
Relationships Download the PDF (233KB) or read online
Health Care (292KB)
Special Health Concerns (194KB)
Back Cover (210KB)
Front Cover (125KB)
Back Cover (129KB)
Growing Up with Spina Bifida
This report summarizes the major findings of the spina bifida research study, "Quality of Life and Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spina Bifida." Download the PDF (172KB) or read online. Also available in Spanish. En Espanol Download PDF (172KB) or read online.
Partners in Health Care:
People with Disabilities & Their Health Care Providers. This brochure is filled with tips for health care providers in promoting the health of people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Suggestions are given for people with disabilities on ways to help build positive partnerships with their medical care providers. Download the PDF (459KB) or read online. Also available in Spanish. En Espanol Download the PDF (459KB) or read online.
Depression and Disability
This booklet, written by clinical psychologist Dr. Karla Thompson, addresses basic information about depression, common symptoms and treatments of depression, and why people with disabilities may be at an increased risk for depression. Download the PDF (255KB) or read online. Also available in Spanish. En Espanol Download the PDF (255KB) or read online.
Health and Disability in North Carolina 2003
This joint report from the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health and the State Center for Health Statisticsâ€ presents highlights of what is currently known about the health status, health risks, and health-related experiences of people with disabilities in North Carolina. It is based on a compilation of data from the 2000 Census, the NC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), the NC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the Core Indicators Project (NCCIP) Download the PDF (360KB)