This webinar will provide attendees with updates on health promotion and health education efforts which are inclusive of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from the perspective of three different University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)’s. Attendees will learn about current health promotion resources, strategies for influencing medical school curriculum, and areas where the law meets health care. Finally, the new HealthMeet resource, Understanding Health and Health Promotion for People with ID (www.iddhealthtraining.org) for trainees and early career professionals will be reviewed.
Nationally renowned speakers on this webinar include:
Susan Havercamp, PhD, is a psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity program at Nisonger Center, University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Ohio State University. She has contributed to health surveillance activities, health promotion programs, and healthcare provider education to improve the health and healthcare for children and adults with disabilities.
Leslie Cohen, JD is the Director of the UA Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UA College of Medicine and current President of the Board of Directors of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Ms. Cohen has substantial responsibility for interprofessional education on disability in the health sciences and expertise in disability law and policy.
Karen Edwards MD MPH is Vice President for Education Training and Research at Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). She is Director of the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) Training Program at WIHD and Co-UCEDD Director. She is a Professor in New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice.