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Managing secondary health conditions like pain, fatigue, pressure ulcers, and depression

Chronic Pain Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://www.hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Pain%20HAIL.pdf
This fact sheet provides information about the causes of chronic pain in people with disabilities. Learn about living with chronic pain and some ways to deal with it.

Fatigue Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://www.hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Fatigue%20HAIL.pdf
This fact sheet provides information about the causes of fatigue in people with disabilities and lists strategies to deal with it.

Skin Care and Pressure Sores Part 1, Craig Hospital
https://craighospital.org/uploads/Educational-PDFs/Model-Systems/321.Model-System-Causes-Risks-Pressure-Sores.pdf
This fact sheet provides some basic information about pressure sores and lists the causes and risks of pressure sores.

Skin Care and Pressure Sores Part 2, Craig Hospital
https://craighospital.org/uploads/Educational-PDFs/Model-Systems/322.Model-System-Preventing-Pressure-Sores.pdf
This fact sheet provides information about preventing pressure sores.

Skin Care and Pressure Sores Part 3, Craig Hospital
https://craighospital.org/uploads/Educational-PDFs/Model-Systems/323.Model-System-See-and-Treat-Pressure-Sores.pdf
This fact sheet provides information about recognizing pressures sores and the steps you can take to treat a pressure sore at different stages.

Depression Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Depression%20HAIL.pdf
This fact sheet discusses depression in people with disabilities and gives tips on how to deal with it.

Staying on track with your health

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet
https://outandabout.ctb.ku.edu/wp-content/uploads/Affordable-Care-Act-Fact-Sheet-tagged-version.pdf
Learn about this law that increases opportunities for people with disabilities to obtain health coverage.

Understanding Your Health Care Coverage Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)  http://www.hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Understanding%20Health%20Care%20Coverage.pdf
Learn the basics about health care coverage and tips to use your Medicaid coverage.

Managing Your Medications Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://www.hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Managing%20Your%20Medications.pdf
Find answers to common questions about medications and learn some tips on keeping track of the important information about your medications.

Organizing Your Health Records Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://www.hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Organizing%20Your%20Health%20Records.pdf
Learn the important health records to keep and how to organize them.

Accessing Preventive Care Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://www.hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Preventive%20Care.pdf
This fact sheet provides information about preventive care and gives tips on ways to stay healthy.

Staying active

Learning about Self-Advocacy: Exercise, Self-Advocacy Online
http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/learning/exercise/
This video describes the importance of exercise, the different types of exercise, and how much you need to do of each to stay healthy.

Physical Activity, Living Well in the Community session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/LWC/user/login
This online session provides details about being physically active, activities you can do, the benefits of being active, and how to plan to increase your physical activity.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Physical Activity session.

How to Stay Physically Active Fact Sheet, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, University of Washington
http://agerrtc.washington.edu/info/factsheets/exercise?utm_source=AAHD&utm_medium=WebsiteResource&utm_campaign=2016-01-AAHD-website
This resource lists ways that exercise can help you as well as different types of exercise you can participate in. Learn how to set exercise goals for yourself, how to stick with your exercise plan, and ways to prevent injury.

Learning about self-care

Healthy Reactions, Living Well in the Community session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/LWC/user/login
This online session provides information about appropriate reactions to problems you encounter and presents strategies for changing your outlook and attitude when you face barriers.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Healthy Reactions session.

Staying on Course, Living Well in the Community session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/LWC/user/login
This online session provides information about staying on track towards your goals. See the uplifting things videos to learn about things that can uplift you and how they help others feel safe, happy, and motivated to achieve their goals.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Staying on Course session.

Maintenance, Living Well in the Community session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/LWC/user/login
This online session can help you learn tips to check up on yourself and your progress, and to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Maintenance session.

Self-Care, Community Living Skills session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/CLS/user/login
This online session covers different types of hygiene and ways to be healthy with your body as well as in your home. The session also gives instructions on how to best clean yourself and your things, and tips on shopping for groceries and cooking in your home to be healthier.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sing in and select the Self-Care session.

Learn about Self-Advocacy: Taking Care of Myself, Self-Advocacy Online
http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/learning/takingcareofmyself/
Navigate through these online videos to learn about the reasons and importance of being healthy, the four parts of being healthy, and the balance in your life that you need in order to achieve good health.

Learn about Self-Advocacy: Living a Healthy Life, Self-Advocacy Online
http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/learning/healthyliving/
Navigate through these online videos to learn about physical, mental and spiritual health.

How to Sleep Better, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, University of Washington
http://agerrtc.washington.edu/info/factsheets/sleep?utm_source=AAHD&utm_medium=WebsiteResource&utm_campaign=2016-01-AAHD-website
This fact sheet provides information about the benefits of and strategies for getting good sleep.

Cooking and eating for health

Eating Well, Living Well in the Community session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/LWC/user/login
This online session provides information about the components of a healthy diet, how to make changes to your diet, and strategies to achieve a healthier diet.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Eating Well session.

Learn about Self-Advocacy: A Healthy Plate, Self-Advocacy Online
http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/learning/healthyplate/
These online videos can help you learn about the different food groups to create a healthy diet.

FEAST: Food Education, Access, Support, & Training, Disabilityfeast
https://disabilityfeast.wordpress.com/
This resource provides many healthy recipes, tip sheets, and other resources for cooking your own food to improve your health.

Save More at the Store, ChooseMyPlate.gov
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/budget-save-more
Learn ways to make healthy grocery shopping cheaper.

Tipsheet: Healthy Eating Starts With Healthy Food Shopping, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/tips_shop.htm
Find suggestions for healthy options to look for while grocery shopping.

Eating Healthy While at a Restaurant, National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD)
https://www.nchpad.org/1657/6727/Eating~Healthy~While~at~a~Restaurant
This article provides tips on eating healthy when you're out at a restaurant.

 

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