Inclusive Health Promotion Strategies
Wednesday, April 16 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Susan Havercamp, PhD, Leslie Cohen, JD and Karen Edwards, MD MPH
webinar will provide attendees with updates on health promotion and health
education efforts which are inclusive of people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, from the perspective of three different
University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)’s.
Attendees will learn about current health promotion resources, strategies for
influencing medical school curriculum, and areas where the law meets health care.
Finally, the new HealthMeet resource, Understanding Health and Health
Promotion for People with ID (www.iddhealthtraining.org)
for trainees and early career professionals will be reviewed.
The State of Health and Wellness for Individuals with IDD
Wednesday, April 23 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Lynda Lahti Anderson
people with IDD have experienced health disparities related to many different
factors including: lack of access to care, inadequate health care providers,
and social determinants to name just a few. Recently though, a greater effort
has been made to identify and address such disparities through programs that
help encourage healthier lifestyles and educate health professionals. In this
webinar, Lynda Lahti Anderson from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on
Community Integration will identify the implications that will hinder future
research on this these disparities and ways to improve methods of addressing
health care needs for this population in efficient through specialized
programs and cost-effective methods.
Health Fundango: Missoula Montana’s BMI Screenings for
Children and Adolescents in Special Education
Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Mary Pittaway, MA, RD, Rebecca S. Morley, CLC, MA, with introduction by Sarah
C. Yates, JD
is a public health epidemic, and the crisis is worse for children and
adolescents with disabilities, who are 38% more likely to be obese than their
peers without disabilities. The Health Fundango Program, conducted by the
local health department in Missoula County, MT, was developed to assess the
BMI of students throughout the county. With assistance from the National
Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Missoula expanded
the program to include assessment, evaluation, and interventions related to
the BMI of students in special education. Attendees will learn how the county
implemented this program, what roadblocks they encountered, and will see
results from the large pool of data collected over the 3 years of this
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