Category Archives: Health and Safety Alerts

Alert: Human Trafficking

As an advocate for people with developmental disabilities, it is important that you know what human trafficking is to prevent, identify, and report it. Find out how you can help provide needed support. Read More ›

Alert: Fall Prevention

Home hazards, weather conditions, chronic health conditions and a number of other factors can play a role in the risk of a serious fall. Find out all the risk factors as well as ways you can limit the risk or prevent falls in this month’s DODD Health and Wellness Alert. Read More ›

Alert: Winter Weather Safety

As a professional, you play an important role in winter safety. People with developmental disabilities are at high risk for injury due to falls and exposure to inclement weather. Those providing care can reduce these risks and seek immediate medical care when needed. You can help people be prepared for colder weather, make safe decisions about what to wear, when to stay in, how to prevent falling, and safeguard against house fires. There are a lot of things to consider, and we appreciate all your efforts to make sure people are safe and happy this winter season. Here are some winter weather considerations. Read More ›

Winter Safety

As a professional, you play an important role in winter safety. People with developmental disabilities are at high risk for injury due to falls and exposure to inclement weather. Those providing care can reduce these risks and seek immediate medical care when needed. You can help people be prepared for colder weather, make safe decisions about what to wear, when to stay in, how to prevent falling, and safeguard against house fires. There are a lot of things to consider, and we appreciate all your efforts to make sure people are safe and happy this winter season. Read More ›

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