HealthMatters Program: Train-the-Trainer
Certified Instructor Webinar

Starting an Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Program for People with DD
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HealthMatters Train the Trainer Webinar is an evidence-based 6-hour training provides structured information on how to organize and start a tailored physical activity and health education program for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in community-based residential and day/vocational agencies. The training can enhance staff's skills, knowledge, and abilities to work with persons who have disabilities to become more physically active, make healthy food choices, and incorporate healthy lifestyle into daily living.

Audience
People working with individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
At least 3 team members per organization must attend the training.

Learning Objectives
  • 1. Start and implement a 12-Week HealthMatters Program, physical activity and health education program,
  • 2. Motivate and engage individuals with I/DD in a physical activity and health education,
  • 3. Teach core concepts related to physical activity and nutrition,
  • 4. Support individuals with I/DD to incorporate physical activity and healthy lifestyles into activities of daily living, and
  • 5. Evaluate the effectiveness of your health promotion program.

  • CEUs/CPEUs
Six (6) CEUs/CPEUs provided for Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LSW, LPC, LCPC), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDP), Speech Language Pathologists, and Illinois Teachers (CPDUs). Add extra $15 per person for CEUs.
Health Matters Curriculum
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Development of initial evidence-based training was funded through National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Cost
$3000 for 3-90 minute webinars for up to 100 participants. Please add $20/participant for materials. Health Matters Curriculum not included in the price.

More Information
Jasmina Sisirak
jsisirak@uic.edu

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