Special Note: March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and to mark the occasion, HealthMeet and The Arc are inviting everyone with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make plans to go out somewhere in public on Saturday, March 29 to break down social barriers, dispel myths and raise awareness. Check this day out on our Events Page for more detailed information.
HealthMeet® is a project of The Arc and is supported by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 5U59DD000993-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a grant award of $938,745.
HealthMeet® leverages its national network of more than 700 Chapters, national disability organizations, public health systems, health professionals, university systems, and other key stakeholders to reduce health disparities and increase the longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) by providing free community-based health assessments and individualized recommendations for follow-up care. Assessments will focus on general health and body composition, vision, hearing, oral health, foot care, respiratory health, mental health and lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and access to health care.
HealthMeet® will also provide training and education for individuals, their families, direct service professionals, medical providers, and medical students and will raise public awareness of health issues that impact people with intellectual disabilities across the country.
Find out more about HealthMeet's services and why it's needed.
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Ann Cameron Williams, Ph.D, Chief Research and Innovations Officer, Williams@thearc.org
Karen Wolf-Branigin, Senior Program Officer, Wolf-Branigin@thearc.org
Kerry Mauger, Training Coordinator, Mauger@thearc.org
Jennifer Sladen, Senior Project Associate, Sladen@thearc.org
Casey Nitsch, Research Associate, Nitsch@thearc.org
Robert Lutz, Research Assistant, Lutz@thearc.org
In addition to The Arc's work with HealthMeet®, we are involved in several additional initiatives which may be of interest to you.
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