Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7 (November/December 2016)


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North Carolina organization receives grant to implement HealthMatters Program

Henderson, NC - Community Workforce Solutions (CWS) is pleased to announce being the recipient of a grant from the Triangle North Healthcare Foundation to promote health outcomes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). CWS will utilize the grant funding to implement an evidence based 12-week HealthMatters Program with 40 adults with IDD in three sites. The Program focuses on making healthy food choices and incorporating physical activity into daily life.

“We are excited to be able to offer this program to the individuals we support. While our services have traditionally focused on employment, we recognize the importance of physical health and wellness as well,” said Cheri Howell, Assistant Executive Director, CWS.

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit regional grantmaking organization that supports and invests in health and wellness initiatives in Vance, Warren, Franklin, and Granville counties that will result in immediate and long term improvement in the health status of the region.

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Seeking Organizations to participate!

An informational webinar about HealthMatters, Maryland! Initiative will be held on January 25th (2pm-3pm EST). Please REGISTER HERE to attend.

If you are interested in participating in this state-wide initiative and you are administrator or executive director, please take a quick 8-minute survey to evaluate the needs and the capacity for health promotion in your organization.
TAKE THE SURVEY (Maryland service providers only).

WEBINAR - January 19, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST)
Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

WEBINAR - February 16, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST)
Aging and Dementia Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

WEBINAR - March 16, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST)
Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-Systems of Care

WEBINAR - April 20, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST)
Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

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