Health Promotion Projects
- Special Olympics CT Health Communities Project - From 2013-2016, the UCEDD provided technical assistance to Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) on its Healthy Communities project made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. SOCT Healthy Communities, an extension of the Healthy Athletes® program, was to assure year-round inclusive health care and prevention programming in CT to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The SOCT Healthy Athletes® components to receive the greatest focus were Special Smiles (dental), Opening Eyes (optometric and ophthalmological), and Fit Feet (podiatric).
- Disability Content in Public Health and Healthcare Training - The UConn UCEDD and CT LEND work with local, state, and national partners to integrate disability content and competencies into public health and healthcare training programs. This work includes curricular development and support, faculty development, technical assistance, research projects, work groups, and dissemination activities.
- CT KASA – Transition to Adult Healthcare - Connecticut Kids As Self Advocates (CT-KASA) created three information booklets on health care transition: one for youth with or without disabilities; one for parents of youth with or without disabilities; and one for primary health care providers. These booklets offer strategies and resources to help young adults with or disabilities, their parents, and their primary health care providers prepare for the transition to adult health care process.
- Health Care Survey of Adults with Disabilities in Connecticut - A series of surveys were conducted with adults with disabilities living in Connecticut to assess their experiences with the health care system.
- The CT Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Network - This project was a collaboration with FAVOR, Inc. (a family advocacy organization), PATH/FVCT, the Department of Public Health Title V program, the CT Family Support Network and the CT Family Support Council. The project employed six parents as Family to Family Health Information Specialists.