Looking for Advisory Board SubCommittee Members for the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities is working to find and remove differences in health and healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Center is looking for members for subcommittees who will work on each of the following focus areas:

  1. Prenatal diagnosis of developmental disability
  2. Discrimination based on disability in live-saving treatments, including organ transplantation
  3. Mental health and suicidality among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  4. Aging among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Open Full-Time Position: Project Coordinator for the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (CDHPD) is a virtual center with the goal of identifying and reducing life-limiting healthcare inequities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by improving access to anti-discrimination medical protocols. The Center consists of eight national partners with expertise in IDD, medicine, law, self-determination and family support; and an Advisory Board and Subcommittees that address various medical discrimination issues that individuals with IDD experience.

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The UCCEDD Receives Grant to Establish a Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD), has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant to lead a national coalition to establish the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (CDHPD). The grant is made possible by the Administration on Community Living and the goal is to identify and reduce life-limiting healthcare inequities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by improving access to medical protocols that reduce medical discrimination.

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