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Opportunity hoarding linked to racial and ethnic inequities in children’s neighborhoods

Source: Diversity Data Kids Across the U.S. we see vast inequality in child neighborhood opportunity within metropolitan areas. In a single metro, just a few miles apart, some children experience the best neighborhood conditions available to any child in the U.S., while others experience the worst conditions. Not all metros are the same though. Some …

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Nothing About Us Without All of Us: Part 2 

The Racial Wealth Gap and People with Disabilities Source: Accelerate Disability Inclusion | Medium As explained in Part 1 of this series, the racial wealth gap describes the difference in median wealth between White households and households of color. Wealth doesn’t just mean “dollars earned”; it includes assets plus income minus debts. According to a recent Federal …

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Nothing About Us Without All of Us: Part 1

The Racial Wealth Gap and People with Disabilities Source:Accelerate Disability Inclusion | Medium   “To this day, African-Americans make a lot less money than Whites,” actress Samira Wiley narrates in a recent episode of Netflix’s Explained. “They’re far more likely to be unemployed, and studies show employers still discriminate. But even if we managed to close those gaps …

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Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness

Symptoms, testing, what to do if sick, daily activities, and more. Source: CDC Summary of Recent Changes Revisions were made on December 23, 2020 to reflect recent data supporting increased risk of severe illness among persons with Down syndrome from the virus that causes COVID-19. Revisions also include addition of sickle cell disease and chronic …

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Use of behaviour change techniques by direct support professionals to support healthy lifestyle behaviour for people with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities

Annelies Overwijk Annette A. J. van der Putten Cees P. van der Schans Mariël Willems Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp Aly Waninge First published: 08 December 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12845 Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Behaviour change techniques (BCTs) can be employed to support a healthy lifestyle for people …

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Telework and Accessibility

Buy IT!Your Guide for Purchasing Accessible Technology Staff TrainingGuideAccessibility Skills & Awareness Resources TalentWorksAccessible eRecruiting for Employers TechCheck Source: Peatworks Many employers and employees have shifted to telework. PEAT is here to help with the transition to ensure your digital communications and platforms are as accessible as possible for everyone, including people with disabilities. The …

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States Plan for Vaccinating their Populations against COVID-19

Source: The National Academy for State Health Policy Guided by evolving federal recommendations and limited vaccine supplies, states are refining their distribution plans that prioritize when specific workforce members and populations receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This chart “State Priorities for Distributions as of January 2021” below shows how each state is prioritizing populations in recently updated …

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Make Every Bite Count With the Dietary Guidelines

Source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Download Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. This edition marks the first time the Guidelines provide recommendations by life stage, from birth through older adulthood. Each stage of life is distinct and has unique needs that affect health and disease risk. Early food preferences influence food and beverage choices later. And …

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