Evidence-Based Policies That Promote Access to Health Care and Wellness: Results from BRFSS and NCI Datasets and other sources

Evidence-Based Policies That Promote Access to Health Care and Wellness:  Results from BRFSS and NCI Datasets and other sources


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Location: Webinar

This webinar was a collaborative effort between AUCD's Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) and the National Association of State Directors of Development Disabilities Services (NASDDDS).

The panel discussed findings from the national core indicator and BRFSS datasets regarding health care access and wellness for people with disabilities and how ethnicity and gender impacts health care. The speakers also discussed policy implications to improve services that promote quality health care outcomes for people with disabilities.


Susan Havercamp, PhD., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, UCEDD

Dr. Havercamp is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity Program at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center.  She is a consulting editor for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the book review editor for the Journal on Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. In addition, she is chair of the Research Committee for the National Association for Dual Diagnosis, on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education and the Human Services Research Institute. Dr. Havercamp is a founding member of the AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional Committee and serves as a member of the NADD Professional Certification Committee.  Dr. Havercamp's research focuses on physical and mental health issues in persons with developmental disabilities.  She is engaged in providing disability training for healthcare providers and directing a program to increase the state's capacity to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and improve emergency preparedness and quality of life for Ohioans with disabilities.


 Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Institute on Development & Disability, Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Horner-Johnson is a Research Assistant Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in OHSU's Institute on Development & Disability. Her research is focused on disability-related disparities in health, access to health care, and health promotion.  She is currently Principal Investigator of Project Intersect: Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability, funded by a cooperative agreement between the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.  Dr. Horner-Johnson received her PhD in Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in disabilities and health at OHSU.  She is a founding member of the Oregon Public Health Association's Disability Section and serves on the executive council of the American Public Health Association's Disability Section.

Julie Bershadisky, Ph.D., Research Associate, Human Services Research Institute

Dr. Bershadisky is a research associate at HSRI.  She is the primary researcher and data analyst for the National Core Indicators and related projects.  She also works on a variety of other undertakings, such as the Sage Resources resource allocation projects.  She received her doctorate in Health Services Research and Policy and BA in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. During her graduate career she participated in a wide variety of projects, such as estimating quality of care indicators for nursing homes, developing recommendations for long-term placements for the elderly, quantifying the effect of nursing effort on quality of care and life for nursing home residents, estimating teaching costs in a teaching hospital, and many others. Her dissertation investigated the relationship between type of residence and preventive health care services.

 Charles R. Moseley, Ed.D., Associate Executive Director, NASDDDS

Charles Moseley has worked in the developmental disabilities field for more than 38 years. As Associate Executive Director, he manages national projects and research, performs state and federal policy analysis, and provides technical assistance to states on Medicaid, self-determination, systems change, individual budgeting, and other areas. Dr. Moseley was the Co-Director of the National Program Office on Self-Determination, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. Prior to that, he was the Director of Vermont's Division of Developmental Services for 11 years. He led the initiative to close the state's institution, transition all services to community-based alternatives, and restructure service delivery to incorporate self-directed services. He holds a doctorate in develomental disability policy from Syracuse University.