Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health

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:

  • Tue

    Bridging the Gap: CPR Training for Project SEARCH Interns

    2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)Webinar

    Presenter: Angie Jackson, Registered Respiratory Therapist/ Education Associate, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH (
    Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

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    Angie Jackson R.R.T. ( Education Associate, AHA BLS/PALS Instructor Center for Professional Excellence/Education Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Angie has been working at CincinnatiChildren's Hospital Medical Center for 31 years. She has 12 years’ experience in direct patient care and patient family asthma education. For the last 19 years, Angie has worked as an educator in the Center for Professional Excellence/Education Department. She currently provides basic and advanced life support education for staff, patient families, and Project SEARCH interns. She also assists the Program Manager with health literacy and patient family education projects. In her free time, Angie enjoys volunteering, craft projects, and spending time with her two grandchildren.

    Tina Martin M.Ed., Project SEARCH Instructor, Great Oaks School District, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Tina Martin received her Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University. She is currently employed by Great Oaks Career and Technology School District and is the instructor for the Project SEARCH High School Transition program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She enjoys participating in Half Ironman events and running marathons.


    Project SEARCH interns at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and other sites are required to complete a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course as part of their learning experience. Current CPR courses are not created for learners with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. This presentation will provide an overview of health literacy findings and educational tools, along with a discussion on the current Cincinnati Children’s CPR class model that bridges the gap in CPR education for the learner with intellectual disabilities.

    These webinars are open to anyone with an interest in employment, transition, health, and wellness for people with developmental disabilities.

    View Playlist for Project SEARCH and HealthMatters Program 2017-2019 Employment, Health, and Wellness Webinar Series


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

HealthMatters Program