Various training and educational activities will take place online and in person around the country to support HealthMeet pilot sites, healthcare professionals, individuals with ID and their families/caregivers, direct service providers, and medical students. Some of these activities relate directly to the implementation of HealthMeet assessment events while others address issues related to improving barriers to care and/or provide more information on promoting the health and wellness of people with ID.
HealthMatters Train-the-Trainer Workshop: Becoming a Certified Trainer
Next Session: Webinar Training Series - June 16, 18 and 23 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST each day. Participants must attend all 3 sessions and complete group work between sessions.
HealthMatters Webinars Information.
Register here for the training.
For questions or more information, please contact Kerry Mauger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audience: Chapter Staff of The Arc and other disability organzations
Activity: HealthMattersTrain-the-Trainer Workshop is an evidence-based 6-hour training developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago that provides structured information on how to organize and start a tailored physical activity and health education program for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in community-based residential and day/vocational agencies.
Lead Organizations: The Arc national office, University of Illinois at Chicago
Another initiative of The Arc that utilizes the HealthMatters program is the Health and Fitness for All project. Health and Fitness For All is funded through the Walmart Foundation and supports two of The Arc’s Chapters that are certified in the HealthMatters program, The Arc Gloucester and Advocacy Denver, to run the 12-week program and help increase participants knowledge about the importance of healthy eating and staying active.
Certified Chapters of The Arc
The Arc of North Carolina, Achieva, The Arc of Massachusetts, The Arc San Francisco, The Arc of New Jersey, Arc of Quinebaug Valley, Stone Belt Arc, AHRC Nassau Country Arc, Advocacy Denver, Arc of Atlantic County, The Arc Gloucester, Gateway Services, Inc., SouthSTAR Services Illinois Chapter, The Arc of Illinois, The Arc of Bryan/College Station, The Arc of Katy, The Arc of San Antonio, The Arc of the Capital Area, The Arc of Bristol County, The Arc of the South Shore, Center of Hope Foundation, The Greater Waltham Arc, The Arc of Opportunity in North Central Mass, LifeLinks, Inc., EMARC, Minute Man Arc, ARC Greater Lawrence/CLASS, Inc., Sycamore Services, Bi-County, Noble, Hoosier Prairie/CDC, ADEC, Hopewell Center, Easter Seals Arc, Passages, Stone Belt, Arc of Indiana, Arc of Alameda County
Other Certified Disability Organizations
Rocky Mountain Human Services, Sertoma Centre, Inc., PACTT, Misericordia, Helping Hand Center, Glenkirk, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Clearbrook, Bethshan Association, ARCIL INC, D&S Community Services, Disability Resources, Inc., Marbridge Foundation, Mission Road Developmental Center, Mounting Horizons Inc., The Autism Treatment Center of Dallas, The Company of Rock House, Vaughn House, Inc., Breckenridge Village of Tyler, Developing Abilities - JRI, Walnut Street Center, May Center for Adult Services - Mashpee, Road to Responsibility, The MENTOR Network, Insights Consulting, Tangram, OPG, East Bay Innovations
Audience: Volunteer medical professionals who will conduct HealthMeet® assessments.
Activity: HealthMeet Health Assessment Volunteers play a key role in carrying out HealthMeet events. To assist these volunteers in conducting effective health assessments for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) we have developed a training video and assessment protocol guide. This training provides information on how to conduct assessments and how to effectively communicate with people with I/DD. This training aims to orient assessment volunteers to the health assessment process as well as to enhance general knowledge and abilities to work with people with I/DD.
Lead organizations: The Arc national office, The Arc San Francisco
Resources: The Volunteer Training Video, the Health Assessment Protocol to be used during assessments and the Therap Database Introduction Video
HealthMeet Volunteer Training Video
HealthMeet Health Assessment Protocol
Introduction to HealthMeet Data Collection in Therapy
So that we can improve the training and the experience of the HealthMeet health assessment volunteers in the future, please complete a HealthMeet Assessment Volunteer Feedback Form
Audience: Individuals with ID
Activity: The University of Minnesota will continue to develop and deploy health promotion information through its accessible online education platform, Self-Advocacy Online. Four online modules relating to health, wellness and exercise have been added to the website through The HealthMeet project. These lessons use accessible text, audio, pictures and short video clips to help the individual learn to live a healthier lifestyle.
These modules include:
Taking Care of Myself
Building My Relationships
A Healthy Plate
Lead organizations: University of Minnesota RTC
Audience: Medical students
Activity: AUCD developed online training modules educating LEND and UCEDD trainees as well as other medical students about health promotion for individuals with ID as part of their existing LEND curriculum.
Module 1 - Understanding Health and Health Promotion for People with ID is a case-based curriculum focusing on the adult phase of the life and healthcare for individuals with ID.
Module 2 - Communication Skills - in the context of health and wellness. This module increases participants knowledge and skills about communicating with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) regarding written communication, people first language, technology and more.
Please provide us with your input/feedback on both modules by filling out the Module 1 Survey and/or Module 2 Survey.
Lead organization: AUCD
Audience: Medical professionals, individuals with ID, families and caregivers, direct service providers - open to anyone
Activity: Free and premium educational webinars featuring guest speakers on a wide variety of topics related to health promotion.
Please check the Events and Webinar Archive section tabs for upcoming and archived webinars.
Lead organization: The Arc national office