Funded Research

Current funded projects aim to build Communities of Practice for Health (CoP-H). Local CoP-H have pivotal role for health promotion and disease prevention programs for people with IDD across the lifespan. Community organizations across all sectors fill the existing gaps in the health care delivery system and can influence statewide and national policy support. Leveraging a variety of research-to-practice initiatives and funding sources, with our community partners, we have the following projects:

HealthMatters™ Program: Certified Instructor Workshop Webinar

Scaling up the HealthMatters™ Program (HMP) evidence-based (1) HealthMatters™ Program: Certified Instructor Workshop Webinar (HMP-TtT), (2) Health Matters: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities, and (3) a 12-Week HealthMatters™ Program (12-Week-HMP) that aims to improve health behaviors and health status of people with IDD across the lifespan.

HealthMatters™ @ 24/7

Testing the effectiveness of an on demand e-Learning platform (HealthMatters@24-7) for staff in community based organizations providing services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

OptimalRx: When Less is More

Implementing a comprehensive quality improvement clinical services project (OptimalRx) in collaboration with Dina Donohue-Chase at NorthPointe Resources to review medications and implement clinical services protocol to support optimal prescribing, reduce medications as appropriate, develop care action plans that include alternatives to medication and document results.

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