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Health Resources

The lists below contain a variety of resources related to the need for and implementation of the I Can Do It! (ICDI) model in health promotion programs. Resources are divided into four categories: Disability, Girls and Women's Health, Healthy Eating, and Physical Activity.

Links to marketing and communication resources and historical references that may be of assistance are also included. Although extensive, the lists are not exhaustive or all encompassing. Further research may be required when establishing and implementing a program using the ICDI model.

Information about physical activity and healthy eating surrounds us, and is a frequent topic in mass media. It is important to consider the source when gathering supporting information and educational materials for use with the ICDI model. Look for sourcing within documents and credentials of the authors (i.e., Registered Dietitians (RD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) hold accredited degrees and meet certain standards within the field of nutrition). When looking online, make sure to examine the website’s URL. Traditionally, websites ending in .gov (for government agencies), .edu (for educational institutions), or .org (for organizations) are more objective sources of information. It is important to be a careful consumer. This NIH resource can help you to evaluate the credibility of an online source. You should also think outside the box when searching for additional resources. Consider resources that may be important for the specific population your ICDI program is serving (e.g., adaptive kitchen tools for individuals with arthritis or who have had a stroke).

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) does not necessarily endorse any of the products or services provided by the outside entities included on or within these resources. The PCSFN and HHS are not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" web page referenced from the server. The PCSFN and HHS do not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process provided by the outside entities listed on the following pages.


The disability resources provide recommendations, health statistics, and key benefits specific to the population of individuals with a disability. Government and non-profit organizations that support healthy lifestyles for individuals with a disability are also included.

Girls and Women's Health

Girls and women with a disability are a key audience of ICDI. These resources provide specific health advice and information to help ICDI Sites serve this population. Resources include information about adapted sports for girls, relevant research, and barriers specific to girls and women with a disability.

Healthy Eating

The healthy eating resources include nutrition education materials, curricula, recipes, and more. Resources related to the specific needs and barriers of individuals with a disability are also included.

Physical Activity

The physical activity resources provide information related to health benefits and recommended levels of physical activity. Resources include tips for getting started and suggested activities. Specific information related to adapted physical activity is also included.

Content created by President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
Content last reviewed on July 12, 2018