The HealthAdvocacy™ Program: It’s Our Health promotes health for people with disabilities to increase understanding of the health care experiences and needs of adolescents with IDD (Evidence-informed).
The program builds capacity across four areas:
- Health Care Interactions: Charity to Advocacy
- Health Promotion: Beyond Illness Care
- Universal Design: More Than Ramps
- Health Advocacy: Culturally Relevant Care
You can use My Health Visit to talk with your health care provider about your health.
This booklet has pictures that your health care provider can use to help you understand what is going on with your body and how you can take care of yourself.
HealthAdvocacy™ Program is an evidence-based 3-hour training aims to increase understanding of the health care experiences and the needs of adolescents and young adults with DD among health care professionals.
Health care providers and allied health professionals. Workshop space is limited to 20-25 participants.
- Health Care Interactions: Charity to Advocacy – Review the historical factors that impact attitudes, beliefs, and treatment of people with I/DD.
- Health Promotion: Beyond Illness Care – Discuss determinants of health and issues related to nutrition, physical activity and fitness, and sexuality.
- Universal Design: More Than Ramps – Identify concepts related to universal design and strategies to achieve physical, communication, and programmatic access.
- Health Advocacy: Culturally Relevant Care – Obtain information about community-based and web-based resources to advocate for culturally relevant care.
$50/person (min 6 attendees);
$500/organization (max 100 attendees) – includes downloadable training materials
On-Site Training: We will travel to your organization and provide training. Please contact us for cost and additional information.
Three (3) 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.