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Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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The October session of Grand Rounds, “Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities,was viewed in 3 foreign countries and 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability (ID). It is the most common developmental disability. Yet, people with intellectual disabilities report difficulty finding appropriately trained and willing healthcare providers.

This session of Public Health Ground Rounds will highlight efforts to improve health outcomes for people with ID, and how data can be a useful tool to help communities and healthcare professionals reach this goal. Tim Shriver, PhD, chairman of the International Board of Directors for Special Olympics, will speak to the benefits of athleticism and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Beyond the Data - Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

How has life improved for people living with intellectual disabilities?  What needs to improve? Liz Weintraub shares her views as a person with an intellectual disability in her interview with Special Olympics Chairman, Tim Shriver.

Presented By
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director
Division of Human Development and Disability
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
"Improving Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities""
Susan Havercamp, PhD, FAAIDD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Director
Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity Program
Ohio State University Nisonger Center and Past President, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
"Education Is Key to Better Health Care for People with Disabilities"
Liz Weintraub
Senior Advocacy Specialist and Host of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All!
Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)
"All Means All: Health Care for People with Disabilities"
Tim Shriver, PhD
Chairman of the Board
Special Olympics
"Inclusive Health: Creating Health Justice for People with Intellectual Differences"
Facilitated By
John Iskander, MD, MPH
Scientific Director
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director
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Continuing Education

This session is available for Continuing Education (CE). Register here using the course information below.

CDC Course Code: PHGR10
CPE UAN: 0387-0000-19-010-H04-P

For more information, see Grand Rounds Continuing Education.

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