Developmental Disabilities and Heart Disease

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Presentation at the 2013 AzCHOW 10th Annual Community Health Worker Training Conference

Presented by Tamsen Bassford, MD; Sarah Guayante, BS; Gabriel Rischall, BS (trainee)

The conference session discussed the following:

  • Introduction to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: This section of the presentation serves as a brief overview of types of developmental disabilities, health risk and disparities associated with developmental disability and statewide resources for working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Heart disease and the I/DD population : Section covers the in-depth risk of heart disease within the IDD population.
  • Interactive health action plan: community health works go through the process of completing a health action plan.