Welcome to HealthMatters Program™ for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities!

HealthMatters Program is a partnership between community and academia with a common aim to improve health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our goals are to develop and share tools for bidirectional health promotion research, service-learning, and training, support health promotion program development, implementation, and evaluation and disseminate and integrate evidence-based health promotion services for people with IDD.


October 20, 2016 (2pm-3pm CST) WEBINAR: Promoting Collaboration Between Hospice and Palliative Care Providers and Adult Day Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Corina Ronneberg, MS and Lisa Peters-Beumer, MPH)

January 19, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST) WEBINAR: Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability (Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC)

February 16, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST) WEBINAR: Aging and Dementia Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities (Matthew Janicki, PhD)

March 16, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST) WEBINAR: Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-Systems of Care (Kruti Acharya, MD)

April 20, 2017 (2pm-3pm CST) WEBINAR: Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Lieke van Heumen, PhD)

HealthMatters Program Team Consulting on Walmart Foundation Grant to AUCD “Nutrition is for Everyone”
Health Care Costs for Americans with IDD: A National Analysis of Access and Spending 2002–2011 Based on the MEPS/NHIS (PowerPoint Slides) (Recording)
Pregnancy outcomes of women with IDD (
PowerPoint Slides)
The experience of and outcomes for people with IDD and their families in managed health care: Lessons learned (PowerPoint Slides) (Recording)

The information provided in this website was supported by Grant from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), RC4HD066915. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NICHD.
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