Health & Disability Digest, October 2016

October 14, 2016

AUCD Health & Disability Digest

October 2016

 

 

Zika Corner

Mosquito with Zika textZika Corner is a roundup of information andresources related to the Zika virus. This information is an aggregate of key developments across the federal government and our state, local,and private partners.

 

 

AUCD Zika 2.0 

logoGiven that Zika is now spreading locally in the US and a whole cohort of babies may now be born with this virus, there is an urgent need to educate public health practitioners on developmental monitoring, screening, early identification of issues, and how to speak sensitively with families about their concerns. This is the focus of Zika 2.0.  Read more... 

Zika resources for workforce capacity on disability and developmental monitoring are available in the Public Health is for Everyone Toolkit.   

Visit:  http://www.phetoolkit.org and search "Zika"

 

AUCD Applauds the Passage of Legislation to Fight the ZIKA Virus

logoAUCD is thrilled to report that President Obama signed into law a continuing resolution (CR) that includes $1.1 billion emergency funding to address Zika. Read more...

 

 

AUCD Public Health Team Participates in Zika Day on Capitol Hill

pictureOn Friday September 23rd, the AUCD public health team joined a coalition of other public health and disability organizations to participate in and support Zika Day activities on Capitol Hill (see the AUCD Statement on Zika Virus here).  They attended the Coalition for Health Funding Zika Briefing in the Rayburn office building as well as participated in dropping off materials at congressional offices educating Congress about the need for funding. The team also met with the Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Robert J. Wittman (R-VA) who is the co-chair of the Congressional Public Health Caucus to discuss the need for Zika funding for developmental monitoring.

 

 

Video: Zika Vaccine Trials Begin In Baltimore

logoZika vaccine trials began in September at the  University  of Maryland's School of Medicine in Baltimore. Some volunteers say they are doing it in hopes that pregnant women   one day will not   have to fear the virus linked to severe birth defects. View here...

 

 

Zika Cases Near 4,000 in the US

logoThe number of Zika cases continues to  increase across the nation. As of Oct. 5, the CDC reported 3,818 cases of the Zika virus in the U.S., 105 of which were transmitted by mosquitoes. As of Sept. 29, 837 cases  of Zika infection among pregnant women have been recorded in the CDC's Zika pregnancy registry. Read more...

For additional information on CDC's Zika activities, please visit:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

Centers let AUCD know about your activities! Email shaworth@aucd.org

 

 

Highlights from the Network


Nutrition is for Everyone

logoThanks to the Walmart Foundation, AUCD introduces the "Nutrition is for Everyone" program. The program's objective is  to implement nutrition education interventions, including direct training for people with disability and community members  across four states, which have the lowest consumption of     fruits and vegetables for people with disabilities. Read more... 

The Nutrition is for Everyone newsletter is a monthly newsletter that's been    created to disseminate information around the Nutrition is for Everyone program.

Read the latest issue of the newsletter here

Subscribe  to the Nutrition is for Everyone Newsletter here

 

 

AUCD Awarded Grant for the Health is for Everyone: Action Team (HEAT)

logoIn October the AUCD public health team was awarded a grant from the Special Hope Foundation to convene an action team to integrate disability training into health care provider training. Physicians will be the initial target group. The project is called Health is for Everyone: Action Team (HEAT)

The first goal is to attain training standards for inclusion of disability in training curricula for physicians. These standards will aid in the implementation of existing curricula from American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. The second goal is to build an online repository of tools for medical schools to utilize in implementation of these disability training standards.

The action team/organizations are:

  • AUCD, Health and Disability Special Interest Group
  • American Medical Association, Medical Education group representative
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
  • American Association on Health and Disability
  • Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education
  • Family Voices
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Workforce Development/HRSA

For more information on the project contact Dr. Adriane Griffen, Senior Director, Public Health and Leadership, AUCD.

 

 

Video: Quality is Caring

logoThe Quality is About Caring video was developed by the Developmental Disabilities Administration Health Initiative at Georgetown University Center for Child  and Human Development (GUCCHD) with funding from the District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Administration. It features the community practices of  two dentists in the District of Columbia who primarily serve adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). The film includes an in-depth guided tour of their respective offices and demonstrates the many advances in their dental practices  that improve access to people with IDD, including both physical and behavioral accommodations.

Guides:

Quality is About Caring: An Oral Health Study Guide for Dental Care Professionals

Quality is About Caring: An Oral Health Study Guide for Dental Care Advocates

More information: http://ucedd.georgetown.edu/DDA/Quality_is_About_Caring

 

 

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies in Action - National Jewish Health Quit Line Training  

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In September, Cordelia Robinson Rosenberg, PhD, RN , Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, trained National Jewish Health Quit Line staff on disabilities, person first language, and disability etiquette, to help quit line counselors be more inclusive of people with disabilities. The resource Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies  was shared, as well as strategies and examples of how to Include people with disabilities in planning and health promotion. This training happened as a result of the dissertation work of Adriane Griffen, DrPH, AUCD's Sr. Director of Public Health and Leadership, on state-level readiness and capacity to include people with disabilities in public health efforts, such as smoking cessation.

Learn more about the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies and how to utilize this resource in your work at   www.DisabilityinPublicHealth.org


 

AUCD Public Health Team Presents at the 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability

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 AUCD's public health team members Dr. Adriane Griffen and Shannon Haworth presented on the Competencies at the 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability. The interactive presentation included an overview of the Competencies and learning objectives, as well as how to reach out to and partner with public health professionals to include people with disabilities in health promotion, disease prevention activities, and planning.

View the presentation here

To learn more about the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies visit www.DisabilityinPublicHealth.org 

Dr. Adriane Griffen also presented on her dissertation work with the presentation "Case Study Analysis of State Readiness and Capacity: Smoking Cessation for People with a Disability."

 

 

Preparing for the Decade of Healthy Aging, 2020-2030: An International Council on Active Aging Call to Action

logoThe aging of the populations of most countries around the world is having a profound impact on the attitudes toward longer lives. Individuals expect to be active and involved long past the traditional retirement age of 65 years old. Policy makers and economists are beginning to make recommendations based on life stages rather than a specific age. Spurred by the demographic trends, governments and private organizations are rethinking their responses to the older population. A key aspect of the debates about aging populations is the realization the older adults are not necessarily a burden on society, but rather contributors to economies and social needs. Read more...

 

 

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) - State Innovation Profiles 2016

logoThe D.C., Georgia, Minnesota, and Vermont state innovation profiles capture projects, demonstrations, and partnerships that were shared by states at NASUAD's 2016 spring membership meeting. Each profile was developed in collaboration with the state agency. Read more...

 

 

 

Upcoming Events 

 

Webinar: Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability

webinar logoJoin this interactive webinar to meet new colleagues and learn more about resources to support you in your health promotion efforts for women living with a disability. 

Wednesday, October 19th 2:30 -3:30  (ET)

 

Register Here

Webinar Description: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to learn more about the importance of reducing barriers to health promotion for women living with a disability. Join this webinar to learn more about great resources offered by the FDA Office of Women's Health and their Pink Ribbon Sunday Program, the Friends of NCBDDD focus area of "Improving Health of People with Disabilities," the American Association on Health and Disability, breast health awareness resources, the National Breast Health Coalition for Women with Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Public Health is for Everyone resources. Read more...

 

 

Webinar: Partnering with Self-Advocates to Develop a Violence Prevention

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A webinar from the University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

Thursday, October 20th 2:00-3:00 (MST)

Register Here  

Webinar Description: "Nothing about us without us" is the mantra of the disability rights movement, signifying that people with disabilities want to have a voice in decisions and activities that affect their lives. However, research has been slow to honor their inclusion. Researchers are often hesitant to include people with intellectual disabilities in research protocols due to various ethical and practical concerns, most of which can be resolved. This hesitancy holds true for research on interpersonal violence, which is already considered a sensitive topic in the general population. This exclusion does a disservice to people with intellectual disabilities who report disproportionally high rates of abuse.  Read more...

 

 

2016 APHA Annual Meeting - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health

logoAPHA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences on  October 29 - November 2 in Denver, CO.

http://www.apha.org/annualmeeting


AUCD will be presenting at the following session:

2026.0 Including People with Disabilities - Public Health Workforce Competencies - Sunday, October 30, 2016,  2:30 - 3:30

 

 

2016 AUCD Conference - Navigating Change: Building our Future Together

LOGOThe AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.

http://www.aucd.org/conference/

Suggested Meetings:

Emergency Preparedness Special Interest Group (SIG)Monday, December 5, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Health and Disability Special Interest Group (SIG) - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:15 pm

We hope to see you there!

 

 


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In This Issue

Zika Corner:

AUCD Zika 2.0

AUCD Applauds the Passage of Legislation to Fight the ZIKA Virus

AUCD Public Health Team Participates in Zika Day on Capitol Hill

Video: Zika Vaccine Trials Begin In Baltimore

Zika Cases Near 4,000 in the US

Highlights from the Network:

Nutrition is for Everyone

AUCD Awarded Grant for the Health is for Everyone: Action Team (HEAT)

Video: Quality is Caring

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies in Action - National Jewish Health Quit Line Training 

AUCD Public Health Team Presents at the 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability

Preparing for the Decade of Healthy Aging, 2020-2030: An International Council on Active Aging Call to Action

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) - State Innovation Profiles 2016

Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability

Webinar: Partnering with Self-Advocates to Develop a Violence Prevention

2016 APHA Annual Meeting - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health

2016 AUCD Conference - Navigating Change: Building our Future Together

 

Quick Links

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Friends of NCBDDD

Public Health is for Everyone

CDC

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

Featured Resources

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Public Health is for Everyone
An inclusive planning toolkit for public health professionals. Support inclusion with  @PHis4Everyone on Twitter!

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Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies is a resource to help public health professionals include people with disabilities in planning to decrease health disparities.

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Health Reform Hub

AUCD's Health Reform Hub is an online gateway developed by AUCD to provide technical assistance and information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Be sure to check the "Related Links" section at the bottom of the Health Reform Hub!


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