Welcome to HealthMatters™ Program Website!

  • HealthMatters Program is a partnership between community and academia with a common aim to improve health of people with developmental disabilities (DD). Our goals are to develop and share tools for bidirectional health promotion research, service-learning, and training, support health promotion program development, implementation, and evaluation and disseminate and integrate evidence-based health promotion services for people with DD.

Upcoming Events

January 21, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST)
Pregnancy outcomes of women with IDD (

February 18, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST)
The experience of and outcomes for people with IDD and their families in managed health care: Lessons learned (REGISTER)

March 17, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST)
Health Care Costs for Americans with IDD: A National Analysis of Access and Spending 2002–2011 Based on the MEPS/NHIS (REGISTER)

April 21, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST)
Falls among adults with IDD and prevention (REGISTER)

May 19, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST)
A Telehealth Weight Management System for Adults with Intellectual Disability (REGISTER)

June 16, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST)
HealthMatters Program Scale-Up: Multi-State Systematic Approach (REGISTER)
The information provided in this website was supported by Grant from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), RC4HD066915. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NICHD.
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