Living a Healthy Life

Competencies & Skill Sets


In this sixth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will begin to understand:

  • The components of a healthy lifestyle and how this applies to individuals with developmental disabilities
  • The Affordable Care Act and how people with disabilities are impacted by it
  • The healthcare and wellness systems, services, and networks in DC
  • What barriers exists for people with disabilities to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Medicaid and Medicare policies nationally and in DC

Skill sets

Partners will begin to learn to: 

  • Build skills for delivering a testimony
  • Evaluate what makes for a quality testimony
  • Use a resource effectively in a testimony


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Cheryl Fish-Parcham

Private Insurance Program Director, Families USA

Christina Chauvenet

Executive Director, Community Foodworks

Karl Cooper

Project Manager, American Association on Health and Disability


Partial List of Resources

Health Living & Disability from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Health Transitions Policy Brief from the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the US Department of Labor

Health Care Transitions Policy Brief from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)

Affordable Care Act Basics

Affordable Care Act & Disability from The White House

Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Eligibility, and Disability by The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Dental Care (for Caregivers)

DC Community Health Resources

DC Mental Health Guide

DC Exercise: Play DC Master Plan from DC Department of Parks and Recreation

DC Medicaid

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

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