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Inclusive Health Promotion Strategies
Date: Wednesday, April 16 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Presenters: Susan Havercamp, PhD, Leslie Cohen, JD and Karen Edwards, MD MPH
This 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
Date: Wednesday, April 23 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Presenter: Lynda Lahti Anderson
Historically, 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
Date: Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Presenters: Mary Pittaway, MA, RD, Rebecca S. Morley, CLC, MA, with introduction by Sarah C. Yates, JD
Obesity 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 project.
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