Medical Resources for Professionals
A new website — www.iddtoolkit.org — aims to provide primary-care physicians with tools for communicating with and treating patients with intellectual disabilities. View the complete article at http://www.tennessean.com/
Patient Provider Communication Forum
A national and international effort to promote information sharing, cooperation and collaboration among individuals who are committed to seeking improvements in patient-provider communications.
The AADMD would like to encourage the physician community to take part in the Physician Education in Developmental Disabilities (PEDD) continuing medical education curriculum. It is completely free to participate and entirely online. While it is geared toward primary care physicians, hundreds of specialist physicians and non-physicians have found this curriculum to be a valuable training tool as well. Click here for the series.
New Categories Added to the Online Directory of Resources & Services
The Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) partnered to expand the directory to include the following categories: support groups, mental health services, drug andalcohol services, and intellectual disabilities. Both agencies agreed having one state-wide directory would make it easier to locate services (and to update) rather than having several regional or local directories.
In the next several months, ODHH will be reviewing and updating the directory listings. Current providers listed on the directory will be contacted to verify their information. To view the directory and/or add your organization to the list, please visit our website at http://www.dli.state.pa.us/