A 4-part webinar series co-sponsored by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD). This webinar series has ended. For archived recordings of the presentations please visit the links below.
Episode 1: CDC’s Public Health Approach to Disability
Held Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This first webinar focused on CDC’s public health approach to disability and will provide a brief history of epidemiology. Panelists will discuss the impact of public health surveillance, research, and policy; models of disability in public health; and the use of condition-specific and cross-disability data. Attendees will be engaged in a dialog on best practices in inclusion of disability issues in public health and needs for training in health and public health professions.
Episode 2: CDC's Life Course Model for Children and Young Adults with Chronic Conditions
Held Tuesday, November 29, 2011
This webinar will focus on CDC’s Life Course Model and public health approach for rare and complex disabling conditions, such as fragile X syndrome, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida. Panelists will provide an overview of childhood-onset conditions, discuss current approaches to data collection, and describe how CDC incorporates a life course approach into its work.
Episode 3: Differences in Health Status for People with Disabilities
Held January 24, 2012
Episode 4: CDC’s Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Disabilities
Held February 21, 2012
Panelist: Dr. Gloria Krahn, PhD, Director, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
With 54 million Americans living with a disability, and many more at risk for developing or acquiring one in their lifetime, there’s a good chance that your organization can positively impact the health of someone with a disability. This webinar informs audiences of the direction that is needed in disability and public health to improve the health of people with disabilities. Current priorities and planned initiatives for CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability are discussed.
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