Illinois HealthMatters CAP Statewide Conference held in Chicago

Chicago, IL
HealthMatters CAP held their Illinois Statewide Affiliate Meeting on September 19 and 20, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. HealthMatters CAP Affiliates are community-based organizations within the five regions of Illinois and New Mexico working with HealthMatters CAP Partners to build regional and local capacity to improve the health of people with DD. The following HealthMatters CAP Affiliates participated: Ada S. McKinley, Association for Individual Development (AID), Bridgway/IGE, and Community Link.  Staff and self advocates from each organization participated in a Paradigm Shift Activity, discussed Tools for Community Action, and explored Organizational Culture as it pertains to health promotion services for people with DD.  Affiliates and self advocates also received training for the HealthMessages Peer to Peer Program.