Greetings

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.

RRTCDD (2013-2018) Brochure

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


Upcoming Presentations and Conferences

Event Information:

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017

    Health Promotion for Adults with Disabilities

    3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
    http://bit.ly/2r1CqJs
    The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their first webinar in this series! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year!

    Webinar Descriptions:

    The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their first webinar in this series! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year!

    Destiny Singleton, is a doctoral student in the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida. Her primary interests are in pediatric school psychology, as well as behavioral trainings for parents. She am currently working with Dr. Jennifer Marshall and Dr. Christopher Vatland on a project that focuses on developing educational modules for parents with intellectual disabilities to increase their knowledge on health, safety, and maintaining a routine for their child. With this project they hope to see an increase in health outcomes for parents, as well as for their child. This group also hopes that agencies who may work with parents with intellectual disabilities are able to adapt their current modules so they can be more effective for this population of parents.

    Yasmine Adem, MPH, RN, CHES, is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in public health at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her doctoral project is addressing the issue of frequent emergency department use for primary care needs through improved community care coordination efforts. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nevada State College and her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has worked in a variety of settings that span from acute care to public and community health. She currently works for the State of Nevada with the Department of Health and Human Services in the Aging and Disability Services Division. Her role is a care coordinator with the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver programs, where she provides case management and coordination of health services for the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities.

    Please Note:

    • There is NO cost for this webinar.
    • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
    • For disability accommodations email Anna Costalas
      or call 301-588-8252.
    • This webinar will be archived.
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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