Access for All: Implementing Fundamental Elements of Accessibility
NCODH has worked to improve the accessibility of domestic violence and sexual assault agencies through the development and implementation of the Fundamental Elements of Accessibility. The FEAs relate to core service elements required of community sexual assault and domestic violence service agencies and address communication, information, built environment, staff training and policies. There are numerous FEA resources and educational materials to help you get started. For more information contact Pam Dickens at 919-966-0871 or email@example.com
Breast Cancer Screening- Women with disabilities face the same or elevated risks for breast cancer, as women in general. However, women with disabilities may experience some of the risk factors for breast cancer, such as obesity, having no children, and chest radiation, more often than women without disabilities. According to the National Women's Health Information Center, women with disabilities often have less access to breast health services than any other groups of women. NCODH has partnered with state and community agencies to improve access to breast cancer screening for women with disabilities.
The Women Be Healthy Curriculum was developed to enable women with intellectual disabilities to become more active participants in their health care. Its primary emphasis is teaching women about reproductive health and breast and cervical cancer screenings. The curriculum focuses on: health education, anxiety reduction and empowerment training. NCODH provides free training to service providers to teach them how to teach the curriculum. A free kit of educational supplies is available to borrow while teaching the 22-week class. Please contact Pam Dickens at 919-966-0871 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.