Center for Health, Education, and Research (CHER)
316 W. Second St.
Morehead, KY 40351
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With 6 monthly follow-ups
Deadline to enroll is May 12th. Space is limited!
The Health Partners program is a holistic health and wellness workshop in which individuals work together with a partner to learn about physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health through meaningful activities. Based on what is important to the participant, they will create their own personal health goals. Over several sessions, they will receive the tools and information needed to be successful in reaching these goals. They will receive support and additional resources during follow up meetings. Program content is adapted from Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities curriculum authored by professionals at the Oregon Health and Science University.
We are reaching out to individuals 16 and up with a developmental disability and a health partner of their choice to complete the program together. The partner can be a friend, family member, or support person. Program content has been adapted for Universal Design for Learning so the curriculum is appropriate for all participants. This can be offered to groups ages 16 and up or in an adapted format from ages 8-12.
Health Partners is being offered across Central Kentucky at various community locations based on interest. Currently our target area is any region that falls within 90 miles of Lexington. We hope to expand this in the future. We are also providing programming in schools for youth in grades 3-5 as well as high schools.
NOW! Widespread programming Began in January 2016. Participants must be willing to complete 12 hours of initial programming broken up over several days and then attend monthly follow up meetings once a moth for six months after the program.
Benefits of participating in Health Partners include:
To read more about the impacts of the Health Partners program, read our Pilot Research Brief here: ResearchBrief_Winter2016_press
This project is funded by the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities