Health or health services

Health behavior refers to individual lifestyle and behavior aimed at enhancing and maintaining good physical and mental health. Health care delivery refers to practices, policies, or referral processes that contribute to making mental and/or medical health care personnel, services, or facilities available to persons in need of such care. Health care utilization refers to processes inovlved in or factors affecting useage of professional or nonprofessional health services or programs. Health education refers to instruction or pograms in school institutional, or community settings which present material about factors affecting health behavior and attitudes.

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Next Steps of the Affordable Healthcare Act Implementation

October 1, 2013
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Training Session
Harmon Stockdale, from the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Ethical Responses to the Challenges of Health Disparities Affecting People With Disabilities
Ethical Responses to the Challenges of Health Disparities Affecting People With Disabilities

Brain Activation in Response to Visual Food Cues in Children

January 8, 2014
Developmental Disabilities Grand Rounds
Ronald Cowan, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Addiction Center

Re-examining MLK's Dream: Paradoxical Life Patterns of African Americans

January 23, 2014
Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities Martin Luther King Commemorative Lecture
Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D., Betts Chair of Education and Human Development; Professor of Human & Organizational Development

IDD Healthcare E-Toolkit now available online
The IDD Toolkit, a website devoted to information for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is now available online.

Vanderbilt LEND training program receives supplemental funding to address trainee diversity
Increasing racial and ethnic diversity among its pool of long-term trainees is a top priority for the Vanderbilt Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program. The Vanderbilt LEND has received supplemental funding from the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) that will allow the LEND to forge deeper partnerships with historically black colleges and universities, to build awareness of the LEND program among underrepresented minority students who have been accepted to professional schools, and to foster greater interest in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities among undergraduate minority students.

VU Autism Treatment Network receives grant renewal from Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is renewing Vanderbilt University as an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) site with a 3-year, $420,000 grant. This elite designation allows Vanderbilt to continue improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism by offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, care, and counseling.

TRIAD study aims to improve hospitalizations for children with autism
The VKC Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) has launched a pilot research study to improve treatment of children with autism hospitalized for serious behavioral issues.

Vanderbilt LEND director leads development of national disabilities curriculum resource
Vanderbilt neurogeneticist Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., has led the development of a customizable neurodevelopmental disabilities curriculum resource that is now available to the national network of LEND and UCEDD programs. The curriculum utilizes the extensive expertise of more than 60 LEND and UCEDD faculty nationwide. It will provide core content for trainees from diverse professions to better meet the health and wellness needs of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities.

Working together to improve health care for adults with IDD in Tennessee
Two free, short online training series focused on improving health care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been created by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and TennCare.

IDD Health Care Toolkit telehealth training aims to increase access to community-based care
A new model of case-based telehealth training will offer practical advice to Tennessee community health care providers on how to manage the health concerns of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pathfinder expands resources through new partnership with Tennessee Department of Health
Through a new partnership with the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is expanding access to community resources through its free online searchable database and added staff assistance.

Making our voices heard in our nation’s capitol
I count myself very fortunate to have been able to attend the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., again this year, March 20-22, and to make visits to our Tennessee Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill. As we chanted at the Seminar: “This is what democracy looks like.”

VKC telepresence expands access and builds capacity of training and services
By using telemedicine and telehealth models, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Health Care Toolkit (IDD Health Care Toolkit) are reaching underserved areas, advancing quality service delivery, and improving clinicians’ ability to care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Grants related to the topic: Health or health services

  • Autism Treatment Network: Repository for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    PI: Malow, Beth
  • Improving Hospitalizations for Children with ASD: Testing Cost and Clinical Efficacy of Integrated Behavioral Intervention
    PI: Sanders, Kevin
  • Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network Vanderbilt University
    PI: Warren, Zachary
  • Does Mindfulness Training Enhance Early Evidence-based Parent-coaching Interventions
    PI: Weitlauf, Amy

People related to the topic: Health or health services

Leonard Bickman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology Emeritus

Robert Hodapp, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education; Director of Research, UCEDD

Melanie Lutenbacher, R.N., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Beth Malow, M.D., M.S.
Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division

Elise McMillan, J.D.
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Biomedical Informatics, and Pediatrics

Samuel Trent Rosenbloom, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Instructor in Clinical Nursing; Instructor in Pediatrics

Richard Urbano, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Pediatrics; Epidemiology Database Director, IDDRC Clinical Translational Core B; Bioinformatics and Database Specialist, IDDRC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core E

Kenneth A Wallston, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology in Nursing and Psychology, Emeritus

Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Special Education; Executive Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Director, Autism Research, Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Autism Research Registry Faculty Director, IDDRC Clinical Translational Core B; Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation

Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Special Education; Executive Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Director, Autism Research, Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Autism Research Registry Faculty Director, IDDRC Clinical Translational Core B; Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation

Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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