RCOC is committed to supporting the Health, Wellness, and Safety of persons served.
Healthy Life, Happy Life
RCOC’s Health and Wellness initiatives include the Healthy Life, Happy Life program, a new approach to improving the health and wellness of the people we serve. This pilot was launched in 2018 in response to National Core Indicators (NCI) data that shows most adults receiving services from RCOC have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that classifies them as overweight or obese; a majority also do not engage in the recommended amount of moderate physical activity.
The program has evolved, grown, and changed over the past few years, but the goal of maintaining health and wellness remains the same. Most participants graduate from the program and many have also provided very positive feedback about how the program made them feel about themselves and their ability to make good choices.
DDS Wellness and Safety Bulletins
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has provided information and fact sheets
COVID-19 Variants and Vaccinations
Identifying and Preventing Pneumonia
Identifying & Preventing Urinary Tract Infections
Preparing for an Emergency
Recognizing Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Abuse and Neglect
Safe Medication Management
The DDS Wellness Toolkit is focused on providing information and tools related to health and safety for self-advocates, direct support professionals, and vendors or providers.