• Enter now to win!

    Enter now to win!

    The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute – HDI​ with Michael Carter, creator of  the “Disability Don’t Mean Can’t” (DDMC) comic book series to host a competition.  Help Michael with the fourth installment of this motivational fitness resource by submitting a video or written description of an exercise using a fitness/therapy band that can be done outdoors.…

  • Lindsey Mullis receives 2019 APHA Student Member Award

    Lindsey Mullis receives 2019 APHA Student Member Award

    The American Public Health Association (APHA) has selected Lindsey Mullis to receive the 2019 Disability Section Student Member Award presented at their Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia, PA. The Disability Section Award recipients join a distinguished group of achievers who have made significant contributions to the disability field and to improvements in the lives…

  • Project CHEER Collaborates with the American Heart Association to Present at APHA

    Project CHEER Collaborates with the American Heart Association to Present at APHA

    Natalie Littlefield, the community health director for the Lexington Division of the American Heart Association (AHA) has partnered with the Kentucky’s CDC State Disability & Health Program called Project CHEER (Community Health Education & Exercise Resources) to co-author a presentation titled “Promotion of Successful Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities Through Universal Design in American Heart…

  • HDI 50th Anniversary Spotlight on Morgan Turner

    HDI 50th Anniversary Spotlight on Morgan Turner

    HDI means a lot to me. When I graduated school in 2014 I didn’t know what I would do with my days, so having a job keeps me involved. I like the people I work with, and I like making my own money.—Morgan Turner, HDI Health and Wellness Education Assistant How did you come to…

  • Available Now! Comic Book Featuring People with Disabilities Achieving Health Goals

    Available Now! Comic Book Featuring People with Disabilities Achieving Health Goals

    As a way to help motivate and inspire people, I created the comic book DDMC Man, in which the hero has Ataxia, much like me to show that not all heroes have to have superpowers, but that a strong will and desire can defeat any stumbling block.” —Michael Carter, DDMC Man Creator Disability Don’t Mean Can’t #2:…

  • Research Brief Winter 2016

    Research Brief Winter 2016

    Healthier Together! A Dyad Approach to Inclusive Health & Wellness Programming For people with disabilities, maintaining health and wellness is essential to self-sufficiency, becoming or staying independent, actively participating in the community, and preventing the onset of secondary health conditions. This research brief highlights the pilot efforts of the Health Partners project that works to incorporate a dyad social…