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AUCD - Posters: Health

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Assessment of Health Disparities in Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Karen Edwards, MD, Co-UCEDD Director, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Amy Albero, LEND Fellow, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Louis Altieri, LEND Fellow, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Catherine Yankou, MPH, Training Programs Coordinator, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development

This study focused on potential causes of health disparities in children with intellectual disabilities using data from the 2007 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care needs. The study looked at families' access to health care; health care coverage; access to family centered care; and financial and other burdens due to a child's health needs.

Delaware Mammography Accessibility Project: Identifying gaps and building bridges
Linda Gottfredson, Ed.M., Professor, Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Ilka Riddle, Ph.D., DE - Center for Disabilities Studies
Dannielle Miccinello, B.S, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies

The Delaware Mammography Accessibility Project assesses accessibility at mammography centers through physical assessments, structured interviews with managers and focus groups with women with disabilities. The project offers tools to staff to improve accessibility and will publish an online guide to aid women with disabilities in finding an accessible site.

GROW UP HEALTHY-An Elementary Approach to Improving Health Literacy in Mississippi
Ivie Pulliam, Master of Public Health, Health Educator, Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD
Alma Ellis, BS, MS-Institute for Disability Studies:Mississippi's UCEDD

Development and dissemination of elementary health curriculum books for grades K-5 for state of Mississippi. The Institute for Disability Studies, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation and partners have developed integrated, age-appropriate elementary health literacy education strategies to assist Mississippi teachers in meeting the state?s health education requirements through the development of sample teaching lessons.

Nutrition Interventions and Therapies for Autism (NITA); Development of Educational Materials for Parents and Practitioners
Jody Wall, BS, LEND Trainee, RD, LD, The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is often used as treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Medical dietitians at a major Midwestern university developed biomedical educational materials for parents and practitioners as evidence-based guides for common treatments. Current material is available at the Nisonger Center-LEND website and additional materials are in the process of development.

Out and about: A community recreational model for young adults with developmental disabilities
Emily Hayden, LEND Fellow, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

This poster presentation will describe a unique person centered leisure/recreational program created specifically for a group of 15 adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities, some of whom are recent high school graduates and some of whom are in their final years of special education.

Web-based Health and Wellness Information You Can Use: Website for individuals with DD, their families, friends, and caregivers.
Laura Schweers, BA, Project Coordinator

Come explore the Sonoran UCEDD?s health information website created primarily for health information seekers who have a developmental disability. Surf the website, a portal to quality health information for people with developmental disabilities, and learn about its innovative features, including the unique use of images and filters.

Strategies to Improve Health Care Outcomes for Children and Youth with Epilepsy in Medically Underserved and Multicultural Communities
Cary Kreutzer, MPH, RD, Community Education Director, USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND
Tashi, BSN, MPH, Natinal Center Project Access, Epilepsy Foundation
Ashley Wells, National Center Project Access , Epilepsy Foundation
Deanna McPherson, MPH, CHES, MCHB, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS
Neva Hirschkorn, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Northern California
Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD, CA - USC UCEDD at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

This poster session will display products and resources developed under the MCHB, HRSA-funded Project Access, representing activities in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Washington, Wyoming and the National Center, Epilepsy Foundation, Landover, MD.

Hey B-HIP! A Behavioral Health Information Program for Children and Adults with Disabilities
Bobbie Vaughn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD
Havercamp, Susan, Ph.D, OH - Nisonger Center UCDD

This poster session will provide an overview of "B-HIP" a colorful, informative, and motivational Behavioral Health Information Program. This program spans five health concerns oral health, exercise, sleep, nutrition, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: Information for Consumers and Providers
Mark E. Swanson, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Adviser , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The recent emergence of the H1N1 virus has presented a major public health challenge. As with many public health situations, special attention must be paid to people with disabilities who might otherwise be overlooked in the public health response. CDC?s H1N1 Disability Team focuses on adults with disabilities. Learn about the major issues that have been identified and are currently being addressed within CDC?s Influenza Coordination Unit.