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Social Determinants and Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities

Wed, 31 Jul, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Wed, 31 Jul, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

This webinar will focus on Social Determinants and Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities. The moderator will be Adriane Griffen, MPH, MCHES. Ms. Griffen serves as the CDC Cooperative Agreement Project Director at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. Her activities focus on building the nation's capacity on public health activities for birth defects, developmental disabilities, and health promotion for people living with disabilities. The presenters and the topics of this webinar include:

E Zhang, M.Ed is a doctoral student in Applied Behavioral Science at University of Kansas. Her presentation will focus on the training for improving self-advocacy skills of college students with disabilities to request ADA accommodation. The presentation is entitled "Teaching how to request ADA accommodation--A self advocacy training for college students with disabilities".

Eliza Fernie, MPH is a recent graduate of Boston University's School of Public Health. Her presentation centers around a series of assignments from her graduate studies in which she designed a community-based public health intervention to increase physical activity among adults with chronic conditions and disabilities. Her final challenge in those assignments was to fit her "choose anything you're passionate about" intervention into a real-life Request for Proposal aimed at eliminating health disparities in Massachusetts.

Lieke van Heumen, MSc has a masters degree in Psychology with a concentration in gerontology at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands and is currently a doctoral candidate in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her dissertation and presentation will focus on the health and social relations of people aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She used qualitative methods (i.e., interviews, life story work, and social network mapping techniques) to examine these relations.

Register Here!

Interested in presenting? Contact:
Kerri Vanderbom & Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, APHA Disability Section Student Liaisons

Fees: Free!
Contact: Kerry Mauger at
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