Greetings

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

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    12:30pm – 1:30pm ET

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET
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    The words people and organizations use demonstrates their perspective on an issue and provides a frame of reference for discussions. However, different fields, populations and organizations have varying degrees of understanding and use of the terminologies used by those they may want to do business with. Community Based Organizations (CBO)  looking to work with new integrated care/service systems such as Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) need to understand the common terminology used in those systems.

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  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
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    The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their first webinar in this series! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year!

    Webinar Descriptions:

    The APHA Disability Section will be conducting their first webinar in this series! The purpose of these webinars is to promote learning and to provide an opportunity for students and Disability Section members to share their research throughout the year!

    Destiny Singleton, is a doctoral student in the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida. Her primary interests are in pediatric school psychology, as well as behavioral trainings for parents. She am currently working with Dr. Jennifer Marshall and Dr. Christopher Vatland on a project that focuses on developing educational modules for parents with intellectual disabilities to increase their knowledge on health, safety, and maintaining a routine for their child. With this project they hope to see an increase in health outcomes for parents, as well as for their child. This group also hopes that agencies who may work with parents with intellectual disabilities are able to adapt their current modules so they can be more effective for this population of parents.

    Yasmine Adem, MPH, RN, CHES, is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in public health at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her doctoral project is addressing the issue of frequent emergency department use for primary care needs through improved community care coordination efforts. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nevada State College and her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has worked in a variety of settings that span from acute care to public and community health. She currently works for the State of Nevada with the Department of Health and Human Services in the Aging and Disability Services Division. Her role is a care coordinator with the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver programs, where she provides case management and coordination of health services for the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities.

    Please Note:

    • There is NO cost for this webinar.
    • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
    • For disability accommodations email Anna Costalas
      or call 301-588-8252.
    • This webinar will be archived.
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  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017
    5:00 pmOn the day of the broadcast, links to the audio and real-time captioning will be available under: On the Air Today.

    Episode 46: The History of Disability, Lessons from the Past

    On the day of the broadcast, links to the audio and real-time captioning will be available under: On the Air Today.

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    Description: 

    The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has often been called a turning point in the history of people with disabilities. In honor of the ADA Anniversary (July 26), this episode will explore significant turning points in the history of disability in America, including an examination of veterans of wars. Veterans are supposed to be outside the usual understanding of disability, but nonetheless, they have experienced distinctive psychological disorders and considerable racial/ethnic discrimination. What can the treatment and perceptions of veterans teach us about disability today?

    Join Larry Logue, senior fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute​ - Syracuse University and former professor of history at Mississippi College; and William Myhill, Director of Legal Research and Writing at the Burton Blatt Institute, as they discuss how the treatment of veterans has changed since wounded Civil War veterans camped in front of Lincoln's White House.

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  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu
    The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free to e-mail prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 1-808-956-7539.
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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

Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 626
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Phone: 1-312-413-1520
Fax: 1-312-996-6942
TTY: 1-312-413-0453
800-996-8845 (V); 800-526-0844 (Chicago Relay Access)

Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-03