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CDC Disability and Health Grantee MeetingDHP Subcontract Director speaks about data collection efforts in Florida

August 13-15, 2013; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Allyson Hall, Associate Professor in Health Services speaks about data collection efforts in Florida surrounding persons with disabilities. The Annual CDC Disability and Health Grantee Conference unites state recipients of CDC Disability and Health grant funding to collaborate and discuss success stories and strategies for implementing the state grants. Florida is participating in its second round of CDC funding for this project and UF works with the Florida Department of Health to further include persons with disabilities in data collection efforts, emergency preparedness, and preventative health services.










State FODH 4th Annual Meeting

December 2, 2011- Florida Department of Health; Tallahassee, Florida

A special thank you to Betsy Wood of the Bureau of Chronic Disease for hosting us and to all presenters, group leaders and note takers.

We were thrilled to host 16 participants from a variety of state and non-profit agencies. We split into 2 sets of groups and discussed the CDC winnable battles with a focus on tobacco use and cessations among PWD and Physical Activity, Obesity and Nutrition for PWD.

Talkings points can be found here for both sets of groups (Note:It’s best to save these files before opening them)

Tobacco Use and Cessations among PWD Talking Points

Physical Activity, Obesity and Nutrition for PWD Talking Points

We were also able to present on various topics that the FODH has worked on in the past year. To view the presentations see links below.

FODH annual meeting CORE Presentation

Module B- Right to Know Presentation

Module E- Training Health Care Professionals Presentation 



Inclusive Dance troupe performing for conference goers.

CDC Disability and Health Partners Meeting: Building Healthy Communities for Everyone
Jun 14-16, 2011; Chicago, IL

FODH traveled to Chicago to meet with other state recepients of the CDC Disability and Health Grant to discuss how to increase community partnership and collaboration. Over 150 disability and health leaders from around the country were able to meet and share ideas during this 3 day conference sponsored by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).


To view conference materials and presentations visit: The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center

Conference attendants listening to one of many presentations!

Conference Participants engaging in inclusive dancing as a conference optional physical activity break







Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
October 20-22, 2010, Americus, GA

In October, Dr. Elena Andresen spoke at the 2010 Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving National Summit: Averting the Caregiver Crisis. Her talk entitled “Monitoring Caregiver Health” covered state public health caregiving data based on the 2009 BRFSS. To view her presentation slides click on the thumbnail below.

FODH Director and Rosalynn Carter at the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving Summit

 State FODH 3rd Annual Meeting
Jun 11, 2010; Gainesville, Fl

The FODH was happy to host its 3rd annual Partners Meeting in Gainesville, Fl. The conference detailed updates on FODH activities, results from our web surveys, a panel discussion on access to care and four work group sessions.

FODH Annual Meeting a table of meeting goers enjoy the buffet lunchMeeting goers meet in small groups to discuss disability topics and ways FODH can tackle them in Florida

Meeting goers meet in the grand ballroom to hear an introduction from a member of the Dean's office







National Disability and Health Partners Meeting:Connecting to Reach our Full Potential
May 18-20, 2010; Atlanta, GA

The FODH traveled to Atlanta to join colleagues from around the country who provide disability and health programs in public health, independent living, government, and resource centers.  The conference focused on current topics in health care access and policy, surveillance, evaluation, and building community partners.

This image shows a large group of conference goers participating in an adaptive stretching break during the CDC Annual Grantees Meeting for all states that have received the Disability and health grant This image shows conference participants leading an adaptive yoga exercise

Conference Goers enjoy the sights around Atlanta GA