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Resources – Disability-Specific Health Promotion Programs

The Living Well and Working Well with a Disability programs are evidence-based, peer-led health promotion workshops provided by organizations that serve people with physical disabilities. Living Well helps participants to set and reach quality-of-life goals by developing a healthy lifestyle. Working Well builds on the concepts introduced in the Living Well program but focuses on improving health in preparation for, or maintaining, employment. This site provides information about both programs and tells you how to become a workshop provider.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a program that can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes for people with prediabetes. It is a year-long program with the goals to help participants increase physical activity and reduce body weight. There is a cost associated with participating in the program but it may be covered by health insurance and some sites have scholarships available. This resource provides information about Iowa’s program and an interactive Google map with links to NDPP sites in Iowa.