January 2011

#4 January 2011

Brought to you by: The Florida Office on Disability & Health http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu

“Accessibility for All”

Florida Office on Disability & Health

The Florida Office on Disability and Health (FODH) was created in 2007 through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The mission of FODH is to maximize the health, well-being, participation, & quality of life, throughout the lifespan of all Floridians & their families living with disability.

Access to Health Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs

  • Program Description: This course is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to provide quality healthcare to persons with disabilities. This training will present various disability issues and strengthen participants’ competence in developmental disabilities.  Presented by Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Nisonger Center, UCEDD, at The Ohio State University.
  • Target Audience: This training has been designed for physicians, registered nurses, certified health education specialists, and others who care for persons with disabilities or have an interest in caring for persons with developmental disabilities.
    • Web Address: http://nisonger.osu.edu/disabilityconted.htm.
    • Method of Participation: You may participate in the web course by viewing the course at the web address above. To evaluate the webinar, receive a certificate, and be able to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

Partner Highlight: University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation

The University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation has with funding from the Florida Department of Transportation, developed the Florida Senior Safety Resource Center (FSSRC), a database containing over 700 transportation services.  This up to date and  user friendly information for seniors, or persons with disabilities, addresses the need to find appropriate, acceptable and affordable alternative transportation options within their local communities.  These services range from highly organized to very flexible and provide various levels of assistance throughout all of Florida’s 67 counties. To view the alternative transportation  options that are available within your community, go to http://www.safeandmobileseniors.org/FindaRide.htm and click on the county name.

For more information contact Sherrilene Classen sclassen@phhp.ufl.edu or Angela Black ablack888@phhp.ufl.edu

Please visit our website at http://fodh.phhp.ufl.edu for Florida data, links to national resources about disability and health, and more!

For questions on this Bulletin contact ctamayo@phhp.ufl.edu

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