RRTCDD 2018 Health and Wellness Series Webinar (Central Standard Time)

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event Location: 

Webinar - (Please note CST)

RRTCDD 2018 Health and Wellness Series Webinar

March 15th, 2018  (1pm-2pm CST)

Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Tamar Heller, PhD and Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, CDDN, APHN-BC)


Disparities in treatment of people with intellectual disability in health care leads to increased morbidity and mortality and costs, and decreased quality of life. Proactive work for practical, implementable solutions is needed, as well as consensus and action plans on best practices and research and policy agendas. The Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with Disabilities Conference provided an opportunity for self-advocates across disability communities (intellectual, physical, sensory and mental) to partner with national experts (providers and policy makers, executives, insurers, regulators and others) to synthesize current innovations and improvement efforts in health care with people with disabilities, reach consensus on best practices, propose needed research and policies, and develop action plans. We will report findings from the conference regarding currently implementable solutions, consensus on best practices and research, and policy agenda recommendations for people with intellectual disability. We invite participants to join the dialogue.    

This webinar is hosted by The Arc and made possible  through the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD), United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Grant # 90RT5020-01-00.


  • There is no cost for the webinars.
  • CEUs are not offered for these webinars.
  • The webinars will be recorded and archived.
  • For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (jsisirak@uic.edu) at least 10 days before the webinars.