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NCHPAD Connect

NCHPAD Connect is an online community of health and wellness resources for people with mobility disabilities.  NCHPAD Connect gives you access to all kinds of individualized programs and personalized resources on mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, diet and weight management – all at no cost to you. We’ll also send you all the equipment you need to fully participate in our programs.

Visit to enroll or click the button below.

NCHPAD Connect Website


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My Health, My Life, My Way

Start your journey to better health today!  The My Health, My Life, My Way program is the first-ever online chronic condition management program inclusive of people with disabilities.  When you join the program, you set goals, work with technology, and have access to a health coach to help you manage your condition.  This program is for people with a mobility disability who also have a chronic condition such as a heart condition, lung condition, diabetes, or arthritis.

Contact Emily Bailey at or 205-313-7431 for more information on this program.


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Ai4DM is an innovative online diabetes management program design specifically for people with  diabetes and a physical disability. By participating, you may receive a year-long telehealth program, four HbA1c home kits, health coaching, a technology package including an Amazon Echo and FitBit, and compensation. Ai4DM is completely virtual, meaning you can participate from anywhere in the U.S. If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and live with a permanent physical disability, and have a smartphone, this program might be a great fit for you. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit or click the button below.

Ai4DM Website


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Your Mental Health Matters

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an emerging, evidence-based, psychotherapy approach that can improve mental health through mindfulness, acceptance processes and behavior change. Lakeshore Foundation is helping to recruit for this remote study.  Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are conducting a free mental health program for individuals who acquired a spinal cord injury within the last five years. Your mental health matters! Download the flyer to learn more.

Your Mental Health Matters Website