What is HealthMeet®
HealthMeet® is a project of The Arc funded by a million dollar cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Grant #1U59DD000993-01.
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 referrals. 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