The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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For Women with Disabilities

Women Be Healthy is a website about health care for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You'll find information about breast and cervical cancer screenings, HPV, and how to talk with your nurse or doctor. 

Go to Facebook and like the Women Be Healthy page

Click on these links below to watch short videos about the importance of breast and cervical cancer screenings and other information learned through the Women Be Healthy course.     

Click on the links below to read more about the success of  the Women Be Healthy program.

Supporting All Women to Receive Quality Mammography Screenings

Table Manners and Beyond - Information about the gynecological exam for women with developmental disabilities and other functional limitations

Here are some links to valuable information for keeping your body healthy.

Relaxation Exercises-Help yourself stay calm before and during exams.

Doctor Visit Worksheet-Print this worksheet out, fill it out, and bring it to your doctor appointment.

Health Screenings Timeline-This helpful worksheet lets you know when to see your doctor for different exams.

Mammogram and Pap Test Facts and Screening Information-This form helps you get the most out of your exam.

Research Guide for Self-Advocates-Here is some useful information about participating in research studies.

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