HealthAdvocacy Program for Health Professionals

five health care professionals
HealthAdvocacy Program is an evidence-based 3-hour training aims to increase understanding of the health care experiences and the needs of adolescents and young adults with DD among health care professionals.

Health care providers and allied health professionals. Workshop space is limited to 20-25 participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Health Care Interactions: Charity to Advocacy - Review the historical factors that impact attitudes, beliefs, and treatment of people with I/DD.
  • Health Promotion: Beyond Illness Care - Discuss determinants of health and issues related to nutrition, physical activity and fitness, and sexuality.   
  • Universal Design: More Than Ramps - Identify concepts related to universal design and strategies to achieve physical, communication, and programmatic access.
  • Health Advocacy: Culturally Relevant Care - Obtain information about community-based and web-based resources to advocate for culturally relevant care.

Three (3) CEUs/CPEUs provided for Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LSW, LPC, LCPC), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDP), Speech Language Pathologists, and Illinois Teachers (CPDUs). Add extra $15 per person for CEUs.
Webinar format:
$50/person (min 6 attendees);
$500/organization (max 100 attendees) - includes downloadable training materials

On-Site Training
: We will travel to your organization and provide training. Please contact us for cost and additional information.

More Information
Jasmina Sisirak

Development of initial evidence-based program was funded through Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities and collaboration with the UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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