1 in 4 Oregonians has a disability
1 in 4 Oregonians has a disability

Oregon Office on Disability and Health

Oregon Office on Disability and Health is a public health entity under the Institute on  Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University.

We are public health educators, students, researchers, and advocates. At Oregon Office on Disability and Health we work to provide health promotion programs and content directly to the community, as well as partner with public health organizations across the state to improve quality of life for Oregonian's with disabilities.

Taking Charge of My Health Care free online toolkit

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Taking Charge of My Health Care

The Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities are excited to release the Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit, a new set of resources for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disability and those who support them. The toolkit provides information, resources and skills-building strategies for individuals interested in learning how to best advocate for their health and health care. The toolkit offers 9 modules of different topics that can be used for individual learning or in a workshop or group format. Each of the 9 modules can also be used individually as a stand-alone lesson, or any combination of the modules can be used for a workshop or class format. The toolkit is a collaboration between the Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and with input from our expert panel members and other stakeholders.

Webinar Announcement

Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit - a free online resource

June 11, 2019 at 9am PST

Join us and learn about a newly released, free resource called “Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit”. The toolkit aims to increase the skills of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to manage and advocate for their health and health care through general health education, skill building exercises, and sharing of resources. The toolkit is also designed to be utilized by people in supportive roles, i.e., families, caregivers, support workers, teachers, health care providers, etc. The toolkit is comprised of 9 modules and includes corresponding worksheets, PowerPoints, and videos, as well as a Leader’s Guide and Fact Sheets.

The toolkit was developed by the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition’s Health Care Committee, a non-profit comprised of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Oregon’s Council on Developmental Disabilities; the Oregon Office on Disability and Health; and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Oregon Health & Science University.

Register by clicking the link below.

Mammography Accessibility Project resources

The purpose of the directory is to better inform Oregon women with disabilities of the accessibility/usability features of their area mammography facilities. The information will assist women with disabilities to better select facilities based on their abilities and/or prepare for their upcoming mammography exam. 

The facilities featured in this Directory agreed to participate in a free, voluntary, on-site accessibility assessment conducted by Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH) staff. To date, OODH has assessed approximately 50% of the 109 mammography facilities in the state.

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Mammography Accessibility Project map
Statewide Impact of OODH Activities
Statewide Impact of Oregon Office on Disability and Health Activities

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

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707 S.W. Gaines Street
Portland, Oregon 97239