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This 10-page scholarly paper reviews the need for health promotion activities that target people with disabilities. It is written with an international focus and, after an introductory section, reviews nine specific areas of health and wellness issues as they apply to people with disabilities. Its full text is available online (click on the “Web Links” tab above to see it now), below is a brief outline.

The introductory section covers four topics:
- Need for health promotion among people with disabilities
- Important definitions
- Barriers to health promotion for persons with disabilities
- Benefits of health promotion efforts for people with disabilities

Using bulleted text, the body of the paper presents 1) Selected Health Promotion Issues; 2) Suggested Strategies, and; 3) References/ Resources in the following nine specific areas.
- Physical activity
- Nutrition
- Health education
- Health screening
- Immunizations
- Sexuality and reproductive health issues
- Interpersonal violence and abuse
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Psychosocial health

Description based on an online review of the paper completed on 3/26/2012 at cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/en/pdf/improving_health_and_wellness_of_people_with_disabilities.pdf
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