RRTCDD 2016 Health and Wellness Series Webinar

RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and HealthMark your calendars! The Arc is hosting a series of webinars made possible through The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD).

The first webinar will focus on pregnancy outcomes for women with IDD.

Date: January 21st from 3:00 — 4:00pm EST

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Webinar Description

The existing research on pregnancy outcomes for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is sparse. Susan Parish will present findings from a study that analyzed the 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample and compared deliveries among women with IDD to the general obstetric population. Women with IDD had longer hospital stays and were more likely to have Caesarean deliveries in contrast to other women. Rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes were elevated for women with IDD across a range of measures, including early labor, preterm birth, and preeclampsia, and their infants were more likely to have low birth weight, even after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity, and insurance type. Dr. Parish will discuss the implications of these findings, as well as the targeted interventions needed to address these deleterious outcomes.

About the Presenter
Susan Parish, PhD, MSW, is the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy, Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, and Associate Dean for Research at the Heller School, Brandeis University. Her research examines the health and financial well-being of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming webinars.

February, 18th (3:00 – 4:00pm EST)

The experience of and outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in managed health care: Lessons learned (Tamar Heller, PhD and Randall Owen, PhD)

March, 17th (3:00 – 4:00pm EST)

Health Care Costs for Americans with IDD: A National Analysis of Access and Spending 2002-2011 Based on the MEPS/NHIS – Presented by Glenn Fujiura, PhD

April 21st (3:00 – 4:00pm EST)

Falls among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities – Presented by Kelly Hsieh, PhD

May 19th (3:00 – 4:00pm EST)

A Telehealth Weight Management System for Adults with Intellectual Disability – Presented by Jim Rimmer, PhD, Carleton Rivers, MS, RDN, LD, and Justin D. Gentry

June 16th (3:00 – 4:00pm EST)

HealthMatters Program Scale-Up: Multi-State Systematic Approach – Presented by Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH and Beth Marks, RN, PhD

This project is funded through 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.

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