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:
10, 2:00-3:00 pm ET Free Webinar: Creating Safe Spaces (for Walking and Physical Activity) for All Community Members. This session is hosted by America Walks.
18, 2:00-3:00 pm ET Free Webinar: Using the Health Matters Curriculum with the
Project SEARCH® Program Model. This session is hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health.
18, 3:00-4:00 pm ET Free Webinar: Health of Parents with Disabilities with Susan
Parish, PhD, MSW. In this session, Dr. Parish will discuss some of the findings from her research looking at the health outcomes for parents with disabilities.
Available: Health Equity Among Adults and Children with Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities from Diverse Backgrounds (original webinar date: 12/7/2017). In the webinar, Dr. Sandy Magaña, provides some definitions around health equity and health disparities, and shares some of the research she did with colleagues at University of Illinois at Chicago.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.