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Accepting Wave 7 Applications: July 2018 - July 2019
Application deadline is July 13th, 2018.

1. Read Application Instructions.
2. Complete online Application
3. Submit
Statement of Interest.

The HealthMatters, Kentucky! is a health promotion initiative aimed at improving health and health promotion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout the state of Kentucky. Our oldest participating state, Kentucky, has been a part of HealthMatters Program since 2013. HealthMatters Program team continues to partner with Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky (HDI) and Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities to assist provider organizations with promoting healthy lifestyles to people with I/DD while meeting the requirements of the National Core Indicators.

We are looking for motivated people in up to 5 Organizations who provide Supports for Community Living services to people with I/DD in Kentucky to participate in this initiative.
Participating Organizations will receive resources to benefit people with I/DD receiving services, the organization, and their employees.

1. In-state support from Lindsey Mullis, Kentucky State Coordinator, HDI.
2. National support from
HealthMatters Team.
3. Free consultations on Wellness Committee and Strategic Plan.
4. Convenient training via
5. Evidence-based
Health Matters: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum.
6. Certification for participating staff to teach 12-week HealthMatters Program to people with I/DD.

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).

Lindsey Mullis, Kentucky State Coordinator
Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Training Director


Beth Marks, Principal Investigator
Jasmina Sisirak, Co-Investigator
Kristin Krok, Community Associate

Health Matters Curriculum
Health Matters Program Guide
Supported by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on
Developmental Disabilities and Health
(RRTCDD) with funding through
the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration for Community Living (ACL),
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
Grant # 90RT5020-01-00,
IRB# 2014-0659.
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