UroMed Assists University of Alabama Research Project For People With Disabilities

Beyond the services we provide, giving back to the community is a cornerstone of UroMed’s overall mission and commitment to our customers.  One key aspect of our community giving program is the ongoing goal of creating resources that help improve the lives and lifestyles of individuals who have disabilities.  That’s why we’re excited to share the following research effort with you today!

Two researchers from the University of Alabama are hard at work on an initiative that will create a website concerning exercise and nutrition for individuals with varying physical disabilities.   Led by David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES,  Chair of the Department of Health Science, this project will provide a valuable resource for individuals with physical disabilities who are looking to increase their physical activity.

The first step of the project involves talking with as many people as possible to better understand what their current physical activity levels are and what they would like to accomplish.  To gather this information, our BAMA friends kindly request your help and feedback. Please share your thoughts with them by taking a quick survey here:  http://alabama.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bKEG1htnwYt521D

The survey focuses on the importance of improving health by increasing physical activity.  This survey is intended to be taken only by people who have physical disabilities.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. It is 100% anonymous and your participation in the study is voluntary. You will indicate your permission to participate in the study by your completion and submission of the questionnaire. You may stop taking the survey at any point.

Thank you in advance for participating!

If you have any questions about this study and the forthcoming website on physical activity for persons with disabilities, please contact:

Jereme Wilroy, BExSc, MHS
Graduate Assistant
Department of Health Science
The University of Alabama
jdwilroy@crimson.ua.edu

David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Science
The University of Alabama
dabirch@ches.ua.edu

About the University of Alabama Department of Health Science
As part of the University of Alabama’s College of Health Environmental Sciences, the mission of the Department of Health Science is to provide strong undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of health education and promotion and athletic training by generating new knowledge within these disciplines.  Learn more at www.ua.edu.

About UroMed Community Giving
UroMed is honored to support numerous charities nationwide in the communities that we serve.  The company focuses its community efforts on three primary areas:

  • Condition-related associations that focus on education, awareness and support
  • Sports programs for the disabled
  • Leadership and motivational programs for disabled youth

Additionally, many of our employees volunteer their time and efforts at various community events. Many of our employees have a personal connection to the following non-profit organizations, as 20% of our customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition. Please contact us if you would like to invite UroMed to sponsor your organization or event.

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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