2021 Healthy Brain Webinar Series for People with IDD

Please join us for 2021 Healthy Brain Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities!
View 2021 HBI Webinar Series on the HealthMatters Program YouTube Playlist

October 26th, 2021 (1pm-2pm CDT)
HBI Webinar 5: Enhancement of Geriatric Care for All: Resources for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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This presentation will introduce the resources offered through the University of Illinois at Chicago’s ENGAGE-IL an interprofessional, collaborative education and practice initiative to enhance care of older adults. The education and training materials are intended to enhance the ability and skills of healthcare providers and empower patients and caregivers to optimize patient- and family-centered care for the growing older adult population in urban and rural Illinois, the nation, and globally. The goal of the sustainable online Interprofessional (IP) Geriatric Program is to expand health professionals’ knowledge and competence integrating geriatrics into primary care, preparing clinicians to work in IP teams and provide high-quality, patient-centered care to older adults. Ways how health care providers and caregivers can benefit from these resources and help improve health outcomes of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be discussed.

Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Geriatric Researcher, Clinician and Educator. She is Director, ENGAGE-IL and Director of Interprofessional Education for the College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science. Dr. Gruss has a broad range of research experience and clinical expertise working in primary care and geriatrics with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Dr. Gruss was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2018. Dr. Gruss’s overall research focus is improving care of the older adult. Dr. Gruss is PI/Co-Director of a second, $3.75 million HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant which leverages her strength as a proven leader in geriatric care, interprofessional health professions education, and collaborative community partnerships and build upon her established successful nine ENGAGE-IL programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define brain health across the lifespan
  2. Describe the role of Engage-IL as a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for older adults with IDD
  3. Introduce the Engage-IL 27 online education modules including the new modules specific for people with IDD and describe who can benefit from taking these modules, and how they can help to improve health outcomes of older adults with IDD
  4. Review ENGAGE-IL strategies that can maximize engagement by people with IDD and their supports in Brain Health strategies

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PLEASE NOTE

1. Webinars are free.
2. CEUs are not offered for the webinars.
3. Webinars and materials will be recorded and archived on YouTube.
4. For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (jsisirak@uic.edu).
5.Webinars will be held on Webex platform. You can test your connection with Webex before joining the meeting HERE.

Healthy Brain Webinar Series is presented by the HealthMatters Program (https://www.healthmattersprogram.org), Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago in partnership with National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) and is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, The Healthy Brain Initiative Award #1 NU58DP006782-01-00 supported the development of this website. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views of CDC.

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

Healthy Brain Initiative for People with IDD 
May 4, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN, HealthMatters Program, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, FAAN, Clinical Professor, Director ENGAGE-IL Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), UIC
Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, UIC, US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
Kathy Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN, US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
Jasmina Sisirak PhD, MPH, HealthMatters Program, UIC
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Brain Health Across the Lifespan for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
May 25, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Lucille Esralew, PhD, NADD-CC, Office of Statewide Clinical Services, Clinical Services Branch for the California Department of Developmental Services
Watch Webinar on YouTube

Nutrition and Brain Health for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
June 29, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation
Dawna Torres Mughal, PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences at Gannon University
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Tailoring, Targeting, and Addressing What Matters: Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who are Living with Dementia PowerPoint Presentation Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., FGSA, FAAN, an applied research sociologist, is Distinguished Professor and the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University, Executive director of the AgeWell Collaboratory, and the Age Friendly initiative at Drexel. Watch Webinar on YouTube

Enhancement of Geriatric Care for All Resources for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who are Living with Dementia
PowerPoint Presentation
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Geriatric Researcher, Clinician and Educator. She is Director, ENGAGE-IL and Director of Interprofessional Education for the College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science.
Watch Webinar on YouTube

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