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/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201402020210/NEWS07/302020053.

The American College of Gynecology offers many different topics and training modules on their website

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.

Tax Incentives for Providers – Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Primary care providers need additional education and training relating to the care for people with intellectual disabilities

Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities

CDC Key Findings: Persons with Disabilities as an Unrecognized Health Disparity Population

CDC Key Findings: Disability Status, Mortality, and Leading Causes of Death in the United States Community Population

Guidelines for Health Professionals and their Patients About Getting Adequate Amounts of Physical Activity

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/portal/server.pt/community/directory_of_resources_and_services/10372

 

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