Living Well with a Disability Resources
These resources are intended to enhance the material in the Living Well curriculum and support you in providing the workshop.
Funding Your Program
- Writing a Grant. KU's Community Tool Box provides complete information about how to write a grant.
Funding Sources in Kansas and Kansas City Metro Area:
- Kansas Association of Community Foundations
- Kansas Health Foundation
- Sunflower Foundation
- United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
- Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
- Reach Healthcare Foundation (Metro Kansas City)
- ChooseMyPlate.gov provides a wealth of information about healthy eating.
We especially recommend "Let's Eat for the Health of It" (PDF available upon request) and "Eating Better on a Budget" (PDF available upon request).
- Sugar Stacks - See how much of the sweet stuff you're really eating!
- National Center on Physical Activity and Disability provides a full range of guidance for people with disabilities.
- Who's Gaming Now? Seniors Turn To Wii Bowling (NPR). Here's a story about seniors using this technology for exercise and interaction. Audio is at top of page, with print story below.
- HealthCare.gov is an online portal where anyone can go to find insurance options in their state.
- Navigating the Health Care System: Keeping Track of Your Health Information (Agency for Healthcare Resarch and Quality)
- Kansas Cancer Information provides information for the public, patients and caregivers, health care professionals, and others.
Health Issues in the News
- Prevent Foodborne Illnesses (PDF available upon request)
- Keys to a Healthy Life - This Newsweek feature provides guidance for every age.
Mental Health & Depression
- Mental Health First Aid USA - a course to help the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders
- The Depression Cure - by Stephen S. Ilardi, Ph.D. This book was written by a clinical psychology professor at KU. We recommend using this book in conjunction with Chapter 4: Depression in the LWWD curriculum.
- The Barrier Free Healthcare Initiative in Boston is spearheaded by advocates, non-profit organizations, legal service providers, and lawyers whose goal is to eliminate the physical and programmatic barriers that people with disabilities face in obtaining healthcare.