• HDI receives Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant

    HDI receives Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant

    A team of HDI staff including Dr. Chithra Adams, Jason Jones, Lindsey Mullis and Abby Marsh have received $50,000 through Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s 2020 COVID-19 Quality of Life grants program, funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living. Their proposal, Recharging Resiliency Together-Virtual Retreat will help people with paralysis recharge…

  • 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…

  • Latest Fund for Excellence Awards: August 2019

    Latest Fund for Excellence Awards: August 2019

    The Human Development Institute (HDI) established the Fund for Excellence for the development of innovative programs, services or products to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, for which funding is not currently available. In the July, 2019 funding cycle, HDI awarded three Fund for Excellence projects: Project Title: Creating and…

  • Spotlight on Danielle Augustin

    Spotlight on Danielle Augustin

    Danielle Augustin is a part-time Inclusive Health Project Assistant at HDI with work spanning several projects, including the Health and Wellness Initiative: Project CHEER and Wellness Edge. Danielle is a student in the Master’s Health Promotion program with expected graduation in May, 2019. She will also be starting next semester as a Research Assistant under Dr.…

  • UK HDI Receives Grant to Help Serve Individuals With Paralysis

    UK HDI Receives Grant to Help Serve Individuals With Paralysis

    From UKNow: HDI has received a three-year grant totaling $600,000 from the Administration on Community Living. The project, Wellness Edge, is a Paralysis Resource Center State Pilot program grant. It will build connection within local communities to enhance and facilitate access to recreational programs to better serve people with paralysis and their support networks. This fall, Wellness Edge…

  • HDI Promotes Health and Wellness at the Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball Tournament: The Healthy Athletes Event

    HDI Promotes Health and Wellness at the Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball Tournament: The Healthy Athletes Event

    HDI’s Elaine Eisenbaum, Lindsey Mullis, and Anna Fuller promoted good health with friends at the Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball tournament—the Healthy Athletes event! Lindsey and Megan are the Kentucky Clinical Directors for the Health Promotion discipline, and Elaine is the Kentucky Clinical Director for the Strong Minds discipline. Strong Minds is a newly added…

  • Raising Awareness and Inclusion for Healthy Hearts

    Raising Awareness and Inclusion for Healthy Hearts

    by Lindsey Mullis The Kentucky CARE Collaborative (Cardiovascular, Assessment, Risk-reduction and Education) is a free blood pressure awareness program that aims to increase the number of people who are taking action to help control elevated blood pressure through appropriate counseling about health behaviors and/or lifestyle changes. Because Kentuckians with disabilities can have higher blood pressure…

  • 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…

  • Moving Forward with Health and Wellness

    Moving Forward with Health and Wellness

    The HDI Health and Wellness Initiative has been highlighted in a number of spotlights over the past few months, including Stephen Love’s impressive accomplishments through the HealthMatters program at Tri-Generations in Somerset; a collaboration between Health Partners and Fayette County Public School System to teach students about exercise and healthy eating; and an Impact article on community based organization programming to build healthy cultures…