Please join The Arc for our upcoming March HealthMeet® webinars! 


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Oral Health, Disease and Prevention

MONDAY, March 4th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Putting Nutrition on Your Radar

Wednesday, March 20th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Dennis McTigue DDS, MS, a professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry, will be speaking about the causes of dental diseases and the preventative methods/techniques to take that will help to reduce this epidemic.  Poor oral hygiene is prevalent in a vast amount of individuals with I/DD due to various factors; however dental decay and disease can be avoided with the knowledge of good oral hygiene practices.  Dennis will focus on the more common oral health issues facing people with disabilities and routine tricks about how to motivate individuals to maintain good oral health.  Dennis will also provide resources and supports for ways to seek out necessary treatments in your community.   


Judith Dodd, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietician and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh.  She will be giving an update on current nutrition/diet guidelines to help put nutrition back on your radar.  It is very easy to get caught up in modern day diet fads, juice cleanses, etc. and not know what or who to believe anymore.  Judith will take an in-depth look at the facts versus fallacies to divulge what’s true and expose what’s not. Choosing the healthier option in the  grocery store can often times be difficult and mislead too – Judith will also provide us with tips on food selection and guidelines to help make grocery shopping healthier and easier.  She will supply resources to healthy eating and nutrition for the future.  Please join us to learn the facts of how to have a healthy diet without all the hassle!  



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**Barriers to Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities**

Wednesday, March 13th 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST


Presenters:  Carolyn Lullo, University of Illinois at Chicago, 

                          Helen Russette, University of Montana

       David Dawley, University of Arizona


The Arc’s HealthMeet® initiative presents an informative webinar on three areas of health promotion barriers from top Ph.D. students from APHA’s Disability Section Executive Council.  Join us to learn more about: 


1.       Communication barriers and their impact on receiving proper care in rural areas of America along with innovative solutions to help reduce these barriers. 

2.       Internet-Based Physical Activity Programs and the recent findings from mixed method studies that explore what influences participation from individuals with intellectual disabilities (I/D) and how to successfully design an effective internet-based program to include those with I/D) which produce results.

3.       Research findings on the Safe and Accessible Routes to School project and next steps on how to include students with disabilities.  Find out what data supports the need for more accessibility and usability of identified routes in communities. 


Full Webinar Description: find out more about the presenters and the topics they’ll dive into in this unique session aimed at putting research to work to solve problems for people with intellectual disabilities.


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