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Occupational Therapy

Reading Resources

Scaffa, M. E., & Reitz, S. M. (2014). Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings (Second edition. ed; Other editions; Electronic.). Philadelphia: F A Davis Company.

Federal Interagency Forum on Child Family Studies. America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2018. Retrieved from


Lorig, K. (2012). Living a healthy life with chronic conditions : self-management of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other physical and mental health conditions (Fourth edition. ed.). Boulder, Colorado: Bull Publishing Company.

Clark, F. A. (2015). Lifestyle redesign : the intervention tested in the USC Well Elderly Studies (2. ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Fennell, P. (2003). Managing chronic illness using the four-phase treatment approach : a mental health professional's guide to helping chronically ill people. Hoboken, N.J.: J Wiley.

Anderson, L. M., Scrimshaw, S. C., Fullilove, M. T., & Fielding, J. E. (2003). The Community Guide's model for linking the social environment to health. Am J Prev Med, 24(3 Suppl), 12-20. 

Korda, H., & Itani, Z. (2013). Harnessing social media for health promotion and behavior change. Health Promot Pract, 14(1), 15-23. doi:10.1177/1524839911405850

Mallinson, T., Fischer, H., Rogers, J. C., Ehrlich-Jones, L., & Chang, R. (2009). Human occupation for public health promotion: new directions for occupational therapy practice with persons with arthritis. Am J Occup Ther, 63(2), 220-226. doi:10.5014/ajot.63.2.220

Scope of Practice. (2010). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(6_Supplement), S70-S77. doi:10.5014/ajot.2010.64S70

caffa, M. E., Van Slyke, N., & Brownson, C. A. (2008). Occupational therapy services in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability. Am J Occup Ther, 62(6), 694-703. doi:10.5014/ajot.62.6.694

Scaffa, M. E., Van Slyke, N., & Brownson, C. A. (2008). Occupational therapy services in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability. Am J Occup Ther, 62(6), 694-703. doi:10.5014/ajot.62.6.694

Health and Welfare Canada (1986): Government of Canada. (2006). Achieving Health for All: A Framework for Health Promotion. Retrieved from

Epp, J. (1986). Achieving health for all. A framework for health promotion. Health Promot, 1(4), 419-428. 

First International Conference on Health Promotion. (1986). The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
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Grady, A. P. (1995). Building inclusive community: a challenge for occupational therapy. 1994 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture. Am J Occup Ther, 49(4), 300-310. doi:10.5014/ajot.49.4.300

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Introduction to the Census 2010 & American Community Survey

Chronic Disease Resources

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is the principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and is one of the major data collection programs of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations.

Other Useful Resources recommended by Dr. Anjali Desai Deshpande:

Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA) is an interactive system that allows the user to create and download tables, based on selected variables

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system.

Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program a premier source for cancer statistics in the United States. We collect information on incidence, prevalence and survival from specific geographic areas representing 28 percent of the US population and compile reports on all of these plus cancer mortality for the entire country. Our site is intended for anyone interested in US cancer statistics or cancer surveillance methods

CDC WONDER Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of public health information.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—

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