University of Montana Rural Institute
Healthy People 2010 is the blueprint for improving the health and well being of all Americans. Its overall focus is to decrease health risks and to increase the proportion of people engaging in healthy behaviors. For the first time, Healthy People includes a chapter on the health of people with disabilities. Chapter Six specifically addresses secondary conditions as a public health concern. Secondary conditions are medical and psycho-social conditions people often experience following the onset of disabilities or chronic illnesses. Our research suggests people with disabilities annually experience 14 secondary conditions that limit their health and independence.
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Centers for Disease Control
Our research is supported by grant #R04/CCR818823-01 from the Centers for Disease Control.
Ravesloot, Craig Ph.D. and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Marketing Health Promotion for People with Disabilities" (2003). Health and Wellness. 40.