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: TBD. If you are a Chapter of The Arc and are interested in hosting an upcoming session, please contact Kerry Mauger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
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.
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.
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 Therap
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. Two online modules relating to health, wellness and exercise have been added to the website through The HealthMeet project in the first year. 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, My Exercise, and Building My Relationships
Lead organizations: University of Minnesota RTC
Audience: Medical students
Activity: AUCD will develop an online training modules educating 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 designed for LEND and UCEDD trainees to learn more about 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 increase knowledge and skills about communicating with people 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 educational webinars featuring guest speakers on a wide variety of topics related to health promotion will be held every other week for the duration of the grant.
Please check the Events and Webinar Archive section tabs for upcoming and archived webinars.
Lead organization: The Arc national office