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 will lead to improvements in health for people with disabilities.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities:
- April 11, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Hearing our Voices: Treatment Needs of Young Adults with IDD and Mental Health Conditions
Excerpt from announcement: The Intellectual and Developmental Disability Mental Health (IDD-MH) Research Partnership was created to learn about the experiences and needs of young adults with IDD-MH while accessing and using mental health services. We identified eight priority topic areas for young adults with IDD-MH that will be reviewed in this webinar. These priorities highlight the importance of community-based options, choice, autonomy, and control for young adults with IDD-MH. We will also share our recommendations to advance research, policy, and practice in areas important to young adults with IDD-MH. Free but registration required.
- April 30, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Importance of Sexual Health for Individuals with IDD
From announcement: Sexual health is an important topic for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Unfortunately, conversations related to sexual health are often not fully addressed or are pushed aside because of fear, lack of comfort with the topic, or lack of information. Join us for a webinar on the importance of sexual health for individuals with IDD. Participants will hear from Joe Shapiro from NPR and Barbara Thomas from the TECS Education Center and The TALL INSTITUTE as they discuss why this sensitive topic needs to be addressed. Free but registration required.
Indiana Disability and Health Work Group Meetings
In 2019, the Disability and Health Work Group is interested in broadening their membership to include individuals and organizations working in the health care and health promotion sectors. Our meeting schedule for 2019 will be announced soon. If you are interested in connecting with our group or would like more information about the Work Group, contact Matt Norris at (812) 855-6508 or e-mail email@example.com.