LEND Programs are interdisciplinary leadership training programs federally funded through HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau. View more information about individual LEND disciplines by clicking on the menu at left.
Survey Closes 12/06
While it's still fresh in your mind, please take a couple of minutes to give us feedback on AUCD 2013 so we may continue to improve and enhance the conference. What did you love? What should we think about changing? Suggest a theme, topic, or speaker for next year! Questions about the app are included on the survey and we look forward to your feedback on its usefulness.
Take the conference survey here, or access the survey on the second screen of our app under "Conference Evaluation."
A growing body of evidence suggests that health problems and disparities throughout the life span are rooted in suboptimal childhood health and experiences. Improving lifelong health outcomes and reducing or eliminating health disparities is likely to benefit from the application of emerging life course (LC) research to MCH policy and practice. Enhancing LC research will be advanced by the development of a transdisciplinary, transformative and translational MCH LCRN that engages a diverse set of MCH stakeholders including researchers, policy and program planners, and family and community representatives, and strategically focuses production, transmission and translation of LC research.
Available on YouTube, the 25-minute video delineates between behavior challenges that teachers can address on their own and those behaviors that might require outside assistance from behavior specialists. The toolkit provides free downloadable tools such as visual schedules and behavior modification charts that were developed with a teacher's busy schedule in mind.
Enhancing Pediatric Workforce Diversity and Providing Culturally Effective Pediatric Care: Implications for Practice, Education, and Policy Making
This policy statement serves to combine and update 2 previously independent but overlapping statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on culturally effective health care (CEHC) and workforce diversity. The AAP has long recognized that with the ever-increasing diversity of the pediatric population in the United States, the health of all children depends on the ability of all pediatricians to practice culturally effective care.
UMass Boston Gala Honors James T. Brett Chair in Disability and Workforce Development William Kiernan, PhD
"I am grateful for the incredible gesture of support that recognizes the important work the ICI has done over the years," said Kiernan. "The chair's unwavering foundation will only expand our inclusive efforts and help merge the resources of the ICI, SGISD, and UMass Boston. Together, we will foster important collaborations and support progress in the area of workforce and disability here in the U.S. and beyond."
"Five years ago today, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law, representing a significant victory in the ongoing effort to ensure full equality of access and opportunity for Americans with disabilities. No American ought to be denied a job, access to a building, or the right to make his or her own medical decisions as the result of a disability." Read more from a statement by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD).
The 2012-2013 AUCD Board of Directors
Did you know we have a group of talented individuals who work hard to make AUCD a leader in the field of Developmental Disabilities? Maybe your Director even sits on the Board! With the help of AUCD Trainees and Staff, this Prezi was created to help new AUCD Trainees and Center staff get to know more about our Board of Directors and gain insight from them on how to make the most of your training experience in the AUCD Network and beyond!
This publication, from Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota, covers the goals & tools of the ACA and how the ACA will impact women, children, adolescents, and immigrant families.