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Thank you for visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). We aim to give you information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), strategies to improve health and function among people with IDD through health promotion activities, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices. In addition we have information on developmental disabilities across the lifespan, disability friendly environments, and caregiver support.

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Improving health through health promotion and health care access. Impacting lives for a healthier tomorrow.


Upcoming Presentations

Event Information:

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017

    Small Steps, Big Leaps: Healthy Vending in Your Organization

    2:00 to 3:00 pm CSTWebinar

    Small Steps, Big Leaps: Healthy Vending in Your Organization

    Small Steps, Big Leaps: Healthy Vending in Your Organization (PowerPoint Presentation)

    Transcript "Small Steps BIG LEAPS" Presentation (4-6-17)

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    ABSTRACT

    Healthier vending machine initiatives increase your staff and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) choice by expanding access to healthier snack and drink options!

    This presentation will provide strategies for healthier vending options through the following: (i) steps to developing healthy vending machine initiative; (ii) using tools to survey vending machines and implementing new guidelines; and, (iii) integrating examples and links to resources related to healthy vending machine for your initiative.

    Audience: Providers who provide Supports for Community Living services to people with IDD and others seeking to increase healthy options in their organization's vending machines.

    Presenters: Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH and Kristin Krok, CTRS

    CEUs: There will be no CEUs provided for this presentation.

    For more information: Please contact Jasmina Sisirak at info@healthmattersprogram.org.
    The webinars are funded through the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD), United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Grant # 90RT5020-01-00.
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Research Studies

  1. HealthMatters Program Scale-Up
  2. Impact of Managed Care
  3. Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study
  4. National Health Outcomes Indicators
  5. Reducing Obesity through POWERS

Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 626
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Phone: 1-312-413-1520
Fax: 1-312-996-6942
TTY: 1-312-413-0453
800-996-8845 (V); 800-526-0844 (Chicago Relay Access)

Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-03