Health Promotion for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD): Train-the-Trainer Program (R1)


Principal Investigator:
Beth Marks, RN, PhD
Co-Principal Investigators:
Tamar Heller, PhD
James Rimmer, PhD
Project Coordinator:
Jasmina Sisirak, MPH

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Goals:
  • Evaluate the efficacy of two train-the-trainer approaches for promoting and maintaining healthy behaviors among adults with I/DD
  • Identify strategies for agency staff to implement a health promotion program for adults with I/DD
  • Identify ways to increase healthy behaviors among adults with I/DD

Information About Projects (2003-2008)

Flyer - Health Promotion for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Train-the-Trainer Program Brochure

Executive Summary - Health Promotion for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Train-the-Trainer Program

Training Activities (2003-2008)
Health and Health Promotion Training for Agency Staff and Adults with I/DD

Topics on Health Promotion
Internet Resources

Related Research Findings (1998-2003)
Exercise Adherence among Adults with ID - Final Report

Related Publications and Products
The following RRTCADD related to our Health Promotion Research Projects and additional publications related to health and health promotion for people aging with I/DD are available in the RRTCADD Clearinghouse.
  • Heller, T., Hsieh, K. & Rimmer, J. (2004). Attitudinal and psychological outcomes of a fitness and health education program on adults with Down syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(2), 175-185.
  • Rimmer, J., Heller, T., Wang, E., & Valerio, I. (2004). Improvements in physical fitness in adults with Down syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(2), 165-174.
  • Braunschweig, C.L., Gomez, S., Sheean, P., Tomey, K.M., Rimmer, J.H., & Heller, T. (2004). High prevalence of obesity and low prevalence of cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk factors in adults with Down syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(2), 186-193.
  • Heller, T., Marks, B., & Ailey, S. (2004). Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2nd ed.). Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
  • Hahn, J.E. & Marks, B. (Eds). (2003). Promoting Health across the Lifespan for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Special Issue for Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2).
  • Marks, B.A., Brown, A., Hahn, J.E. & Heller, T. (2003). Nursing Care Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2), 373-393.
  • Marks, B. & Heller, T. (2003). Bridging the equity gap: Health promotion for adults with developmental disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America 38(2), 205-228.
  • Heller, T., Ying, H. S., Rimmer, J.H., & Marks, B. A. (2002). Determinants of exercise in adults with cerebral palsy. Public Health Nursing, 19(3), 223-31.
  • Heller, T., Hsieh, K., & Rimmer, J. (2002). Barriers and supports for exercise participation among adults with Down syndrome. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 38 ½, 161-178.
  • Heller, T. & Marks, B. (2002). Health promotion and women. In P.N. Walsh & T. Heller, T.(Eds.). Health Promotion and Women with Intellectual Disabilities. London: Blackwell Science Publishing, pp 170-189.
  • Ailey,S. H., Marks, B., & Heller, T. (2002). Evaluation of two self-report depression measures for adults with Down syndrome. The NADD Bulletin, 5, 71-75.