Health & Disability

April 3, 2007 • Volume 2, Number 1


NCBDDD Open House
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities will be hosting their second annual Open House event. Participants will be able to:

  • Discover strategies to create successful partnerships
  • Engage in one-on-one meetings with NCBDDD leaders
  • Learn about CDC's goals and strategies
  • Hear the latest information on NCBDDD activities

Location: CDC/NCBDDD Atlanta, Georgia
Date: April 13, 2007
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

For more information, visit the event website.

Public Health Grand Rounds
Topic: "Healthy Places Leading to Healthy People: Community Engagement Improves Health for All"
Date and Time: May 11, 2007, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Format: This program may be viewed at a satellite downlink site near you or as a webcast
Description: The program highlights the community of Wabasso, Florida, as it demonstrates the intent of the CDC Healthy Communities goal by intervening at the "place level" instead of at the "person level" used in the traditional public health intervention model.

To register, go to the event website

2007 Southwest Conference on Disability
Date: October 3-5, 2007
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sponsored by the Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico (NM UCEDD).
The theme of the 2007 Southwest Conference on Disability will be "Reaching Out and Taking Charge: Promoting Independent Living in the Community." There will be a Special Emphasis Panel on Autism Through The Lifespan: New Directions, New Challenges, New Opportunities.
The Southwest Conference on Disability is now accepting proposals for the 2007 conference. For more information, visit the conference website or email .

National Prevention and Health Promotion Summit: Creating a Culture of Wellness
Date: November 27-29, 2007
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington DC
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the 2007 National Prevention and Health Promotion Summit: Creating a Culture of Wellness. This event will bring together health professionals, business entrepreneurs, and government leaders at all levels who are dedicated to health promotion, chronic disease prevention, health preparedness, birth defects, disabilities, genomics, and wellness. This is a great opportunity to showcase new approaches to prevention and health promotion - including innovations that promote regular physical activity, eating a healthful diet, taking advantage of medical screenings, and making healthy choices to avoid risky behaviors.

For updates on the meeting, please visit .