HealthMeet® Training

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

For questions or more information, please contact Kerry Mauger at

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

Anthem FoundationAnother 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 generous support of the Anthem Foundation. Through this project three of The Arc’s Chapters that are certified in the HealthMatters program, The Arc San Antonio, The Arc Greater Houston, and The Arc Tennessee, will implement the 12-week program to help increase participants knowledge about the importance of healthy eating and staying active. 

Anthem FoundationThe Arc received a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation to deliver the HealthMatters program to individuals with I/DD within the Washington D.C. area. Through this grant we aim to empower individuals with I/DD and their families to live healthier lives and provide connections to local resources and supports within their community.    

Certified Chapters of The Arc

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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, The Arc of Greensboro, The Enrichment Center, The Arc of Greater Beaumont, The Arc of Palm Beach County, The Arc of Tampa Bay, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, Alpha Resource Center, The Arc of Aurora, Christie Lane Industries, The Arc of Alameda, The Arc of Greensboro, The Enrichment Center, The Arc of Greater Beaumont, The Arc of Palm Beach County, The Arc Tampa Bay, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, Christie Lane Industries (HCBDD), Alpha Resource Center, The Arc of Aurora, The Arc of DC, Ventura County, The Arc of Luzerne Co, LifeLinks, The Arc of Dutchess

Other Certified Disability Organizations

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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, Woodfords Family Services, St. Clair County Community Mental Health, Transylvania Vocational Services, National Mentor Healthcare, LLC, Everas Community Services, Alliance Center for Independence, East Bay Innovations, Alliance Center for Independence, Everas Community Services, National MENTOR Healthcare, LLC, Transylvania Vocational Services, St. Clair County Community Mental Health, Woodfords Family Services, Sehlby County, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS)

Self-Advocacy Online

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
My Exercise
Building My Relationships
A Healthy Plate

Lead organizations: University of Minnesota RTC

Health Professional Trainings 

Audience: Health Professional Students and Health Professionals 

Activity:  AUCD developed online training modules educating LEND and UCEDD trainees as well as other health professionals/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

Educational Webinars

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