The Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Institute on Disability and Community are collaborating to build a foundation of knowledge and stakeholder participation that could lead to improvements in health for people with disabilities.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities:
- April 5, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Shared Streets - Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities. In this session, representatives from the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide an overview of the components of "shared streets" for people with vision disabilities.
- April 12, 12:30 - 1:00 pm ET Free Webinar: 5 Things to Know About People Who Are Deaf, Deaf Blind, or Hard of Hearing. The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center will host a session on effective communication with people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.
- April 16, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET Free Webinar: The
Case for Palliative Care for People with IDD and Dementia. Philip
McCallion and Mary Hogan from the National Task Group on Intellectual
Disabilities and Dementia Practices will discuss pain management and palliative
care for people with both intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and
April 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Anxiety and Depression in Adults with IDD: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Applications. Kelly Hsieh and Haleigh Scott from the University of Illinois at Chicago will review the research on depression and anxiety in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Indiana Disability and Health Task Force Meetings
In 2018, the Disability and Health Task Force is interested in broadening their membership to include individuals and organizations working in the health care sector. If you are interested in connecting with our group or would like more information about the Task Force, contact Matt Norris at (812) 855-6508 or e-mail email@example.com.
Past Events Conducted by the Indiana Disability and Health Project:
2017, the Disability and Health Project collaborated with the IUPUI Fairbanks
School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice, to provide two
webinar trainings around disability in their series on Health Equity in their monthly Insights and Innovations
webinar. In July, Dr. Adriane
Griffen talked about
People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies, and in August,
Lewis Kraus from the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute,
provided some insights on how health planners could get local data on the
disability population in The American Community Survey (ACS) and Data on
Disability.Both webinars are available in the Insights and Innovations webinar archive.
of the 2017 Advocates for Livable Communities Summit: Healthy Communities with
a keynote from Dr. Belinda Reininger the University of Texas, School of Public
Health. Dr. Reininger was on the community team that received the 2014 Culture
of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Pathways to Health: Indiana Summit on Disability and Health. This event
featured Dr. Adriane Griffen, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
and Dr. Beth Marks from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health. The
summit materials are available.
For more information, contact Matt Norris at (812) 855-6508 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.