Prevention & Wellness

In 2007 the US Department of Health and Human Services put an emphasis on the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. Following are some news items, resources, events, and summaries of current legislation in this area.


  • Hope for Families Experiencing Homelessness in Cincinnati (OH UCEDD/ LEND)

    Soon families experiencing homelessness in Cincinnati may be receiving an essential, game-changing resource: childcare. Every family needs good, reliable childcare options to secure and maintain employment, and families experiencing homelessness are no different. However, understanding the high-priority nature of this need required some research. So the LEND team (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) at Cincinnati Children�s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) sat down with caregivers experiencing homelessness to truly understand their perspective and most pressing needs.

  • The New England Genetics Collaborative Announces an Innovative Partnership with the Genetic Metabolic Center for Education (NH UCEDD/LEND)

    The New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC), a project housed at the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire, is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind partnership with and the Genetic Metabolic Center for Education (GMCE) to create a consulting and educational platform able to support the diagnosis and treatment of inherited metabolic disorders throughout New England.

  • UM Rural Institute Receives $2.5 Million Health Promotion Development Grant (MT UCEDD)

    Researchers at the University of Montana will develop a state-of-the-art health promotion program to advance the ability of people with disabilities to live independently in their communities through a new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.


Past Events

2015 AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Related Links



The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities

Resource Website Provided by US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disabilities

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