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Center for Disabilities Studies at UD offers resources

The mission of the Center for Disabilities Studies is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service, and research related to disabilities. The Center promotes independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond. Visit the Center’s website at http://www1.udel.edu/cds/.

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CANCELLED: Disabilities 101: Strategies for Being Welcoming and Accommodating – September 21

Disabilities 101 training enhances understanding on how to be welcoming, accessible, and accommodating when working with people with disabilities. Continue Reading CANCELLED: Disabilities 101: Strategies for Being Welcoming and Accommodating – September 21

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AUCD Announces the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) recently released the “Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies.” The Competencies outline recent advances in knowledge and practice skills that public health professionals need in order to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions – Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. Continue Reading AUCD Announces the Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

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Choose Health Delaware

At the forums listed below, you’ll get a chance to discuss with a panel of experts the things that matter most to you. Like evening and weekend doctors’ hours, making sure medications and medical records are tracked and managed, coordinating your care with a team, and even how your neighborhood can help you get and… Continue Reading Choose Health Delaware

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Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) – Clinical Committee Meetings

The DCHI is working to: Improve the health of every Delawarean Make health care delivery better Offer doctors and other health care providers better tools to manage patient care Lower the costs of health care services The DCHI Clinical Committee is focused on making care more integrated and more patient-centered, giving primary care physicians the… Continue Reading Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) – Clinical Committee Meetings

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Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) – Healthy Neighborhoods Committee Meetings

The DCHI is working to: Improve the health of every Delawarean Make health care delivery better Offer doctors and other health care providers better tools to manage patient care Lower the costs of health care services The DCHI Healthy Neighborhoods Committee will offer funding and resources for individual communities to convene forums of community leaders,… Continue Reading Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) – Healthy Neighborhoods Committee Meetings

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Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) – Patient/Consumer Advisory Committee Meetings

The DCHI is working to: Improve the health of every Delawarean Make health care delivery better Offer doctors and other health care providers better tools to manage patient care Lower the costs of health care services The DCHI Patient and Consumer Advisory Committee plans to make the patient/consumer the focus of all decision-making.  The goals of this… Continue Reading Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) – Patient/Consumer Advisory Committee Meetings

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Another Upcoming Training!

Maximizing Access: Smart Choices in Equipment and Facility Design A training program for health professionals This 1.5 hour training focuses on providing background and strategies that will help providers to improve access to health services and programs for people with disabilities. The session will: Describe health disparities among persons with disabilities. Identify barriers to health… Continue Reading Another Upcoming Training!

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Respite Summit 2015

Calling all caregivers, legislators, employers, and other stakeholders who have ideas, questions, or concerns about the future of respite in Delaware! At the 2015 Respite Summit, you’ll have the chance to help plan and shape how Delaware approaches respite care. Please help us take the first steps towards developing a respite sustainability plan. Wednesday May… Continue Reading Respite Summit 2015

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Physical Activity Is for Everybody

Please join the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD), and Special Olympics for a webinar on May 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A truly inclusive community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disabilities as they… Continue Reading Physical Activity Is for Everybody

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