The UNH Institute on Disability (IOD) and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services will collaborate on a new program to promote and maximize health, prevent chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness, and increase the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
The New Hampshire Disability and Public Health Project is funded by a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new research report from UNH’s Institute on Disability (IOD), commissioned by the New Hampshire Bureau of Behavioral Health (BBH), documents some of the strengths of New Hampshire’s community mental health service system and identifies multiple critical issues that need to be addressed in order to ensure timely access to high-quality care. The report, “New Hampshire Public Mental Health Consumer Survey Project, Summary of Findings 2012,” provides the fourth year of data based on consumer ratings of New Hampshire’s 10 regional community mental health centers (CMHCs).
People with disabilities trying to find employment in the U.S. hospitality industry face employers who are often reluctant to hire them because of preconceived notions that they cannot do the job and that they are more costly to employ that people without disabilities, according to new research from UNH.