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University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689
Email: info@gohdwd.org

2nd Annual Weight Management Strategies Conference

One Approach Doesn’t Fit All! The 2nd Annual Weight Management Strategies Conference at Delaware State University is scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014. Hear obesity experts discuss strategies to treat specific population groups, including children, African Americans and individuals with disabilities. To register, go to http://www.desu.edu/cehpp Conference sponsors include Nemours, AstraZeneca, the Expanded Food and […]

Promoting Health and Preventing Disease for People with Disabilities

Webinar to Focus on the Unique Role of CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability Episode 3: Differences in Health Status for People with Disabilities Tuesday, January 24th from 4:00- 5:00 pm EST CDC recognizes the challenges that people with disabilities face in achieving and maintaining good health. This webinar will describe some of the […]

Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living Launches Website

The Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living (DE HEAL) is a network of over 70 organizations and 200 individuals that provide statewide leadership and serve as a catalyst for policy, environmental, and systems changes that aim to prevent obesity through healthy eating and increasing physical activity throughout Delaware.

The mission of DE HEAL […]

Study To Tackle Obesity Epidemic Among People With Disabilities

From DisabilityScoop.com By Michelle Diament December 16, 2010

Researchers are embarking on a first-of-its-kind study looking at obesity among young people with disabilities, aiming to find out why it’s so common and what the ramifications are.

The study will focus on adolescents and adults who have physical and intellectual disabilities, paying particular attention to […]