CDC Disability and Health Partners Meeting: Building Healthy Communities for Everyone

CDC Disability and Health Partners Meeting: Building Healthy Communities for Everyone

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Mosaic of three pictures from Partners Meeting: Speaker Karen Minyard, the Dance Detour dance team, and the audience crowd

For more meeting photos, visit AUCD's Flickr Photostream.


Meeting Collaborators

This meeting was a collaborative effort by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).


Meeting Materials

2011 Meeting Program

2011 Meeting Proceedings

Participant Directory 

NCPAD Joint Session Meeting Handout

Physical Activity Worksheets- Seated Yoga


Meeting Presentations

Day 1 (June 14, 2011)

Building Healthy Communities for Everyone

Eduardo Simoes, MD, MSc, MPH, Prevention Research Centers Program, CDC (Slideshow PDF)

Carolyn Brooks, MA, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, Division of Adult and Community Health, CDC (Slideshow PDF)


Health Promotion Data--Basis for Change

Ismaila Ramon, MPH, Division on Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC (Slideshow PDF)

Brian Armour, PhD, Division on Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC


Health Care Reform: Implementing Affordable Care Act 

Karen Minyard, PhD, GA Health Policy Center (Slideshow PDF)

Also Available: 2011 Leading Through Health Reform (Slideshow PDF)


Healthy Communities Action Planning

George Packard, MA, MDiv, CTF, Bridging Futures, LLC

Part 1- Partner Communication Strategies (Slideshow PDF)

Part 2- Incorporating Partners into Programs (Slideshow PDF)


Cross-Cutting Issues- Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Creating Healthy Communities Through Tool Development & Dissemination

Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD, Healthy Communities Program, CDC (Slideshow PDF)

Jennifer Leeman, DrPh, Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation (Slideshow PDF)

Sarah Strunk, MHA, Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Active Living by Design (Slideshow PDF)

Session 2: Incorporating Disability into Policy: Healthy People 2020

Lisa Sinclair, MPH, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (Slideshow PDF)

Session 3: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation--Quality of Life Grants: Model Programs of Inclusion

Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Wilderness Inquiry, Inc (Slideshow PDF)

Frederick Leone, JD, Boundless Playgrounds, Inc (Slideshow PDF)

Melinda Kremer & Robert Hansberry, American DanceWheels Foundation, Inc  (Slideshow PDF)


Day 2 (June 15, 2011)

Cross-Cutting Issues- Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Health Care Access-Part 1

Amanda Maisels, JD, Civil Rights Division, DOJ (ADA Resource PDF)

David Baquis, US Access Board (Slideshow PDF)

Session 2: Strengthening Community Leadership for Families, Children, & youth

Margaret Hower, MPH, MSW, Transtria (Slideshow PDF)

David Brown, PhD, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (CDC)    (Slideshow PDF)

Linda Bandini, PhD, RD, Shriver Cetner at UMASS Medical School (Slideshow PDF)

Joan Almon, Alliance for Childhood (Slideshow PDF)

Session 3: Tobacco Prevention and Control

Monica Uhl, MA, Virginia Commonwealth University

Mina Li, MD, MS, PhD, CSM, Southern Mississippi University (Slideshow PDF)

Christopher Anderson, California Smokers' Helpline (Slideshow PDF)


Collaborating with Public Health Resource and Information Centers

(Slideshow PDF)


Healthy Lifestyles for Everyone Across the Lifespan

Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health, Chair, The President's Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (Slideshow PDF)


Cross-Cutting Issues- Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Environmental Change Strategies


Rebecca Lee, PhD, University of Houston (Slideshow PDF)

Philip J. Troped, PhD, Purdue University (Slideshow PDF)

Amy Hillier, PhD, MSW, PennDesign Department of City & Regional Planning (Slideshow PDF)

Session 2: FEMA and Accessible Shelters

Jessica Mitchell, Region V Disability Integration Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (Slideshow PDF)


Session 3: Health Care Access- Part 2


Ken Robey, PhD, Alliance for Disability in Healthcare Education (Slideshow PDF)

Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco (Slideshow PDF)

Suzanne Smeltzer, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Director of Nursing Research at Villanova University   (Slideshow PDF)


'You- Pick- Two' Presentation and Rountable Discussions


Topic 1: Building Capacity to Create Healthy Community Change

Sandra Viera, MPAc, Prevention Institute (Slideshow PDF)

Joanne Gooley, MA, RD, California Project LEAN (Slideshow PDF)

Topic 2: Evaluation and Sustainability

Topic 3: Social Isolation and Mental Health

Topic 4: Developing Effective Community Models


Day 3 (June 16, 2011)


Integrating Disability Policy Throughout Public Health

Noelle Wiggins, PhD, Chair, Health and Disability Workgroup, NACCHO (Slideshow PDF)

Shelley O'Brien, National Recreation and Parks Association (Slideshow PDF)


Cross-Cutting Issues- Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Celebrating Success: Evaluating Health Promotion Programs and Promoting Success Stories

Chelsea Carlson Payne, MPH & Melissa Fahrenbruch, MEd
Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Slideshow PDF)

Session 2: Policy Change Strategies

 Kara Vonasek, MPH, Health Impact Project (Slideshow PDF)

Stefanie Seskin, MUPP, National Complete Streets Coalition (Slideshow PDF)

Terrence Roche, MS, YMCA of the USA (Slideshow PDF)


Collaboration and Sharing Resources

The CDC Disability and Health Partners Meeting is an ideal time to share the products that your organization has developed with state Disability and Health Grantees, CDC and other public health partners. 

Conference materials are also available on the State Disability and Health Grantee Sharepoint Portal which features a Virtual Resource Table unique to the 2011 Partners Meeting.  Attendees can share their resources before, during, and after the meeting and continue collaborating throughout the year.  If you weren't able to attend this year's meeting, you can still access the Shared Resource Table virtually!

To learn more about how you can utilize Sharepoint to share your resources and learn more about what organizations are doing, view Sharepoint 101: Just in Time for the Disability and Health Partners Meeting in AUCD's Webinar Library.