Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2021 Healthy Brain Webinar Series for People with IDD

View Webinar 1 on HealthMatters Program YouTube Playlist
Date and time:
 Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:00 pm CDT

Duration: 1 hour
Handout: PowerPoint Presentation

Overview. This presentation will introduce new the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (HBI-PwIDD). HBI-PwIDD aims to enhance supports and quality of care and address misconceptions that Alzheimer’s disease and various types of dementias are a natural course of aging for people with IDD. Guided by the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Series and led by the HealthMatters Program team in partnership with the National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and ENGAGE-IL HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), HBI-PwIDD is developing culturally tailored brain health messages, resources, and trainings accessible to people with IDD, families, caregivers, community partners, public health and healthcare professionals. As we begin to develop a central resource with strategies to improve brain health across the lifespan for people with IDD and to support health and wellness of caregivers, we would like to mobilize our local, state, and national partners to raise awareness of (ADRDs) as a public health issue to achieve health equity among people with IDD. As we develop the healthy brain community-of-practice into a “one-stop space” offering trainings and curating brain health practices and dementia positive health care resources, this webinar will engage participants to discuss brain health questions, along with needed brain health resources for promoting healthy brains and dementia positive health care. 

Presenters: Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN, HealthMatters Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, FAAN, Clinical Professor, Director ENGAGE-IL Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
Matt Janicki, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 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, University of Illinois at Chicago

PLEASE NOTE

  • There is no cost for these webinars.
  • CEUs are not offered for these webinars.
  • Webinars and materials will be recorded and archived on YouTube.
  • For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (jsisirak@uic.edu) at least 10 days before the webinars.

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.

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