Disability and health is the next topic at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highly regarded Public Health Grand Rounds on December 18, 2012, 1:00 pm ET.
The work of NCBDDD’s Division of Human Development and Disability and its network of partners will be featured through this broadly visible venue that reaches public health professionals, health care providers and others around the world that are interested in CDC’s work.
Please participate in this important event and make sure to promote this to your colleagues and communities. Share this invitation or provide the direct website link: http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2012/December2012.htm. You can also participate and promote disability and health in advance of the event on Twitter – just make sure to use the hashtag: #cdcgrandrounds.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Topic: Where in health is disability? Public health practices to include people with disabilities.
When: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 1:00 pm ET
Where: CDC’s Roybal Campus, Building 19, Auditorium A; Atlanta, Georgia
Live webcast: www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds
Twitter hashtag: #cdcgrandrounds
Gloria Krahn, PhD, MPH
Director, Division of Human Development and Disability
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
“Who are People with Disabilities?”
Monika Mitra, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“Disparities in Health among People with Disabilities in Massachusetts”
Jennifer Hootman, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Epidemiologist, Arthritis Program- Division of Population Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Expanding Reach of Evidence-based Health Promotion Programs”
Catherine Graham, MEBME
Rehabilitation Engineer, School of Medicine Interagency Office of Disability & Health
University South Carolina School of Medicine
“Health and Wellness in People with Disabilities: Progress in South Carolina”
Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FNAPA, FACEP (E), Hon FRSPH
American Public Health Association
“Strengthening Accessibility in Public Health”
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
The presenters will:
Describe who people with disabilities are, and why they are important to public health
Present data demonstrating health differences and risk factors of poor health for people with disabilities
Demonstrate physical activity programs implemented by CDC’s Arthritis program to enable people to live well with functional limitations
Highlight CDC state grantees’ experience in modifying existing health programs to accommodate people with disabilities
Demonstrate best practices for the inclusion of disability in national public health organizations
Studies by the Division of Human Development and Disability demonstrate the need for greater involvement of the public health community in programs and interventions for people with disabilities:
One in 6 adult Americans lives with a disability, when disability is defined by a limitation in function.
Many people with disabilities are at higher risk for multiple chronic conditions, injuries, and increased vulnerability during disasters.
Comparatively, people with disabilities are 4 times more likely to report their health to be fair/poor and 2.5 times more likely to have unmet health care needs than non-disabled peers.
$400 billion is spent annually on disability-related health expenditures.