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About cgraves34

Media Specialist for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through Administration for Community Living (ACL) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Focus on Public Health:  Importance of health screenings for people with disabilities

The first week of April was National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association (APHA) and its various partners came together to celebrate and advocate for public health.  This year’s overarching theme was “Creating the Healthiest Nation 2030:  … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy Month:  The Role of OT

April is Occupational Therapy Month.  Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).  Occupational therapists use a … Continue reading

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Living with MS:  Whatever it Takes

March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Education and Awareness Month.  And in honor of the awareness month and week the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) launched a year-long campaign, “Whatever it Takes,” to increase awareness of MS and the realities of … Continue reading

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March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Education and Awareness Month.  MS has been in the recent news with actress Selma Blair opening up about her struggles with MS, including the challenge of getting an accurate diagnosis, and appearing in public at … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Experiencing the World via Touch

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  For many individuals who are blind, living with low vision, or who are Deaf/blind, touch is an important sense for experiencing the world around them. Technology that is tactile or haptic can help people … Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision effects millions of people in the US and throughout the world. The National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as a visual impairment that is not correctable by … Continue reading

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Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

As winter settles in and we have begun to see snow in the D.C. metro area many people have taken to the mountains of local ski/snowboarding resorts for some winter sport fun.  January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury … Continue reading

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Maintaining Mental Health When Dealing with Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness and Mental Health Awareness Month.  As an individual living with arthritis and other chronic health conditions it may be hard to remain upbeat, take care of one’s body mind and body, and handle everyday stressors (i.e., … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health month and this year’s theme is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care.  Approximately 40.7 million Americans … Continue reading

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Project Semicolon Day 2018

Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement started in April 2013 (#ProjectSemicolonDay) by Amy Bleuel who wanted to honor her father whom she lost to suicide.  Since that time, Project Semicolon has evolved through the support of entertainers and the … Continue reading

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