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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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VKC hosts live videoconferencing series on health care for adults with IDD
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities often face difficulties in accessing appropriate and timely health care. Many medical professionals who serve adults have not received sufficient training in the health care needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As a result, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) are coordinating a series of live videoconferences with an experienced team of medical and other health care-related providers who can offer practical advice for caring for adults with IDD.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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  • Autism Treatment Network: Repository for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    PI: Malow, Beth
  • Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P)
    PI: Malow, Beth

People related to the topic: Health or health services

Leonard Bickman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology Emeritus

Thomas Cheetham, M.D., FAAIDD
Adjoint Assistant Professor of Psychology & Human Development

Paul Dressler, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine

Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D.
Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Clinical Research; Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program

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.
Associate 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 Initiative for Autism, Innovation, & the Workforce (AIW)

Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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