For its efforts to reduce obesity in the disability community, BlazeSports is featured in in CDC’s new report Achieving Healthy Weight by Reducing Obesity and Improving Well-being for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course. This report examines the challenges and barriers to weight management specific to people with disabilities and explores opportunities to enhance research, programs, education, and tools. The report recognizes the need for publicly funded programs to include people with disabilities in both mainstream and targeted health programs and services that help reduce obesity.
The report was developed by the CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD) at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and is available at CDC’s Disability and Health website at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disabilityandobesity.html
Additional information and tools are also available:
Achieving Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities, Questions and Answers: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disabilityandobesity_QA.html
CDC.gov Feature Story: Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/ObesityDisabilities/