WITH Foundation Award & AUCD's HEAT

June 15, 2018

Website Link  https://withfoundation.org/with-foundation-awards-430000-to-promote-comprehensive-and-accessible-healthcare/

AUCD was awarded funding to support the Keep the HEAT On (Health is for Everyone Action Team). The project builds on successful adoption of the American Medical Association's (AMA) resolution to include education about the unique needs of people with Developmental Disabilities (DD) at undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education for physicians. Although 20% of adults in the US have a disability, with 1 in 6+ having DD, there is currently no training standard on DD for physicians at all levels of training. Keep the HEAT On will be a second phase of a multiyear effort to better understand DD competency in medical education, learning from previous efforts, and linking these learnings into a shared action plan to include DD in medical education. The current project period is May 31, 2018-May 30, 2019. If you would like more information on this effort, please contact Tanisha Clarke at tclarke@aucd.org or Adriane Griffen at agriffen@aucd.org.